After you select the material out of which you'd like your chair slipcover to be made, the next most important thing is to ensure that your chair slipcover fits your chair to perfection. Otherwise, you risk your slipcover falling off the chair - which would be inconvenient and impractical.
Fortunately, if you simply take the time to measure your chair before ordering your slipcover, you'll be able to guarantee a perfect fit. Here's how to measure your chair for a great-fitting chair slipcover:
Step 1: Take a measuring tape, and carefully measure from the very top of the back of the chair to the floor. Note this as the chair's height.
Step 2: Then, measure across the top of the back of the chair. Note this as the chair's width.
Step 3: If there are armrests on your chair that are wider than the chair's back, note that as well.
Step 4: Finally, check the depth of the chair by measuring from the front of the seat of the chair to the back. These three measurements - height, width, and depth, or H x W x D - will be the measurements you're most likely to come across when you're looking for dimensions for your perfect chair slipcover.
When you're shopping online for your perfect chair slipcover, check the listed measurements or dimensions for each product you're considering. If you're able to find a product that precisely matches your chair's dimensions, great! However, if not, just know that it's a better idea to size up than to size down for your chair's slipcover, as it's easier to gather the excess fabric discreetly behind your chair than to try to fit a small slipcover over a larger chair.