IKEA Nils armchair cover
A quick and easy tutorial on how to sew a custom chair cover for your IKEA Nils chair. Sewing pattern linked below!
Hey everyone! For my dining room, I initially bought two of the IKEA Nils armchairs. I think the design of this chair is pretty nice, although I did not like the covers that IKEA offers. On the one hand, they are not that cheap and the available colors are also limited. So I decided to make my own cover with my favorite fabric.
Before you’re ready to start you’ll need fabric that suits this project (Mine’s jacquard fabric, 1,5m wide and I needed 2,5m of it to fit the sewing pattern and the direction of the fabric pattern). You’ll also need 3m of velcro fastener (only the looped side of it because the hooked one is already stapled to the chair).
First of all, download the sewing pattern and print it out (I recommend letting this one be plotted, A0 document). Seam allowances are not given in the pattern! Add whatever you need around it.
Download and print out the sewing instructions to follow along.
All parts need to be hemmed to secure the edges. Make sure the bottom parts of (1),(4),(6),(7) and (8) are either tucked into the chair or wrapped around it. All of these parts have the velcro fasteners attached.
Find the sewing pattern and sewing instructions for the IKEA Nils armchair cover linked here.