Do you ever have one of those projects that you keep putting off? You know the ones, you know you should do it, you know you will feel better when you do, but you just don't want to? Projects like cleaning the basement, weeding the garden, sewing arm chair covers... Yes, that is how I feel about home dec projects - they aren't hard and when I finally get to them I am glad that I did, but I just keep procrastinating because they just aren't fun sewing! Sometimes, you need a little incentive - like out of town company is arriving and the chairs that were supposed to be beige are more white than beige, and so the arms get dirty really fast, and even though you don't particularly care for arm chair covers, they are the only practical way to handle a white chair in the kitchen seating area that gets sat in Every. Single. Day. You get the picture. So I bit the bullet and an hour and a half later (yes that is all it took), I had the arms of two chairs looking good with their new covers.
So here is a quick tutorial on how to make some if you likewise need this practical accessory for your furniture and it didn't come with them. (I was able to purchase a 1/2 yard of the fabric from the company that made the chairs.) Take a piece of paper and pin it to the chair front and trace the edge to get a general shape of that section.