Halloween Ideas

Easy-Sew Ghostly Chair Slipcover

Use gauzy fabric and cheesecloth to give a traditional dining chair a ghostly silhouette for Halloween. With raw edges and a simple shape, this slipcover is a snap to make using basic sewing skills.

  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends


All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.


Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail


A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Materials Needed:

  • 4 yards white gauzy fabric
  • 1-2 yards cheesecloth
  • sharp scissors
  • pins
  • white all-purpose cotton thread
  • sewing machine
  • all-purpose sewing needle

Drape and Pin Fabric

Prewash fabric to soften it. Drape over chair, fully covering seat and both sides of the back. If using a fabric with a front side, make sure the front is facing the chair. The fabric should hang a few inches over each side and the front of seat. Pin fabric on both sides, following the line of the chair.

Tip: This type of gauzy fabric can be found with the muslin and other utilitarian fabrics at craft stores.

Cut and Sew Fabric

Trim off excess fabric using sharp scissors. Gently remove slipcover from chair and sew along pin lines. Remove pins and place slipcover back onto chair with right side facing out.

Cut Cheesecloth

Using sharp scissors, cut cheesecloth into 2-1/2-inch- to 3-inch-wide strips lengthwise.

« Previous12

More From Halloween Ideas

How to Make a Spider Web Pillow

How to Make a Spider Web Pillow

The holiday experts at HGTV.com share simple step-by-step instructions for making a Halloween spiderweb pillow using basic...

Mini Bat Pumpkins

Mini Bat Pumpkins

The holiday experts at HGTV.com share simple step-by-step instructions for making mini bat pumpkins for Halloween.

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

The entertaining experts at HGTV.com share a recipe for a sweet new spin on the traditional popcorn ball. Coat in melted...


HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.