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Do you have any extra tablecloths you don't need? The tablecloths could be turned into upholstery fabric for your chairs! You could save money versus buying fabric by the yard. This is what we did for the chair seats!
Note: You could use a staple gun in lieu of wire brads, but since our chairs are older the stapler gun was hard to pierce through the wood so we went with the wire brad/hammer method and it is a cheaper option, especially if you don't have a staple gun and staples on hand.
Total Time: 2 hours (time varies depending on how many seats you have)
Recovering seating such as deck chairs or other furniture that needs a sturdy or spill proof seat cover can be done less expensively with a pretty vinyl tablecloth. This is a page about make seat covers from a vinyl tablecloth.