Learn how to make simple kitchen chair covers to change the look of your dining set or to decorate for the holidays.
I have a simple Christmas sewing project to share with you today. I’m going to show you how to make cute chair back covers to spice up your dining room for the holidays. They are super easy to make and I love how they look in my dining room. They add such a cheerful, cozy atmosphere. The red and white ticking stripe fabric is classic Christmas without being in-your-face, and I’m really just thrilled with how this project turned out.
This post is sponsored by Waverly Inspirations.
To make your own chair covers you will need:
I chose red and white ticking stripe fabric, but there were other great options that would be so cute for the holidays. You can see everything available at Walmart.com. Each chair cover takes about 1/2 meter of fabric, depending on the size of your chair. Definitely measure before you buy fabric!
Instructions for use
Step 1:Measure the width of the top edge of the chair back. Then measure the length from the top edge of the chair down to how long you want the cover to be, anywhere above the seat you want. Finally, measure the thickness of the top edge of the chair.
Step 2:For each chair cover, cut three rectangles.
- Main cover
[A] WIDTH: chair width + 1 inch for folding down
[B] HEIGHT: chair length x 2 + chair thickness + 2 inches for folding
- Decorative knot
Cut two 7 x 18 inch rectangles (dim [C] and [D] in the picture). These can be any size or width you want, as long as the two pieces are long enough to reach over the back of the chair and tie together. If you make the rectangle double the length, you’ll have enough to tie a bow instead of just a knot, which would also be cute. You can also substitute decorative ribbon for a completely different look.
Step 3:Fold the two knot pieces in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew along the open edge. Turn right side out. Press. Fold one end under and sew closed.
Step 4: Turn the main cover so that the right sides are together. Place each knot piece on the inside of the cover, aligning the unfinished edge of the knot with the outer edge of the cover. Pin in place.
Sew down both sides of the cover to create a pocket with an open end.
Step 5: Hem the bottom edge of the chair cover by rolling the fabric over 1/2 inch, then 1/2 inch again, pressing and sewing. Then press the entire chair cover, especially along all the sewn seams.
Step 6: Slide the chair cover over the back of the chair and tie a neat knot or bow.
Honey, right?! I look forward to taking these out every Christmas for years to come. I hope they will be just one more little thing that brings the holiday magic to my family. The chair covers definitely make the table feel special.
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