The butterfly chair, also known as a BKF chair or Hardoy chair, is a style of chair featuring a tubular frame and a large sling hung from the frame’s highest points, creating a suspended seat. The sling was originally leather but can also be made from canvas or other materials, and what’s so cool about this chair? It adds style to the interior and you may change the cover as often as you want. Today I’d like to share some cool butterfly chair covers that you can make yourself and give your old chair a new life. Don’t forget that you may also spray paint the base to fit the new look. Let’s take a look at the projects!
Make a vintage butterfly chair work for your kids’ space! The chair cover is made of leftover IKEA fabric and flannel fabric recycled from sheet. Such a piece will be great idea for a little cozy reading nook you may organize for kids. Get inspired to make one!
The original butterfly chair was made of leather and this tutorial will tell you how to make a cover of leather to give it an original look. The cover is made of 1 yard leather and some coordinating fabric – I strongly recommend to rock some catchy printed fabric and make a pillow of it, too – this way you’ll spruce up the strict vintage look with a bold modern touch.
This chair cover is one in the patriotic colors and notice that red star pillow! The old cover was removed and incorporated into the new bold blue – yes, don’t throw anything away, you may use it, too! The authors also made a red pillow with a white star – it’s a great craft for the 4th of July or just to add some patriotic feel to your home.
I’m totally in love with this bold butterfly chair cover and the renovation of the piece on the whole! The chair was spray painted gold and the cover is vivacious blue with prints, just add a crochet pillow and a faux fur throw for a boho feel! The craft isn’t difficult but the result is amazing – such a chair will refresh any space and bring that vintage boho touch that is so much in trend right now.
Even if you don’t have an old butterfly chair cover that you can use for making a new one, no problem! Just take this tutorial and download the pattern for a standard butterfly chair. Here you’ll see the instructions to make a brown leather chair cover, though I’d prefer faux leather, it’s up to you. Read how to make it and dress up the butterfly chair base to make it stylish.
Get some IKEA striped fabric and some neutral or black fabric to make this cool and simple butterfly chair cover. The whole craft isn’t expensive, especially if you already have enough fabric at hand, and you can make black or neutral backing. Make a coordinating pillow and enjoy sitting on the renovated chair!
The last project for today is made of printed fabric, get an old butterfly chair cover to take a pattern from it. Remember that the top fabric should be durable and rough enough to hold your weight properly, and as for the backing, you may use the same fabric for the backing or go for neutrals. Download the instructions and go for making this cool cover!