Keep in mind that I am showing you a photo of the LEAST grubby of all the chairs. I almost wonder how this cushion steered clear of the stain slaughter that all of the others have suffered:
When I bought these chairs, almost 10 years ago, I made the genius decision to choose a light cream colored cushion. So, I obviously needed to replace those original covers shortly after I had a child. And, when I replaced them, I made the rookie mistake of stapling the fabric to within an inch of it's life:
Now that I am older, and smarter, I realize that staples are totally unnecessary for my chair-type, and I can just wrap the cushion tightly and screw them back in to place. This still allows for a nice, smooth tuck:The reason I chose this plaid fabric (which you may remember from the awesome skirt I made), is because I have TONS of it. Seriously, I think I started with 10 yards of this stuff and it still seems to be procreating. I have little plaid fabric babies stuffed in every nook of my sewing room. Plus, I don't have any other fabric that would have covered all 4 chairs. And, since I think it resembles a picnic table cloth, I thought it would work well with my dining room.