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’ll show you how to make cute chair seat covers to liven up your dining room for the holidays. They are super simple to make and I love how they look in my dining room. They add such a cheerful and welcoming atmosphere. The red and white striped fabric is classic Christmas without being pushy and I’m really just tickled by how this project turned out.
This post is sponsored by Waverly Inspirations.
To make your chair covers, you will need:
I chose red and white striped fabric, but there were other great options that would have been so cute for the holidays. You can see everything available on Walmart.com. Each chair cover requires approximately 1/2 meter of fabric, depending on the size of the chair. Definitely measure before buying the fabric though!
Step 1:Measure the width of the top edge of the back of the chair. Then measure the length from the top edge of the chair to the length 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, you will cut three rectangles.
- Main cover piece
[A] WIDTH: width of the chair + 1 inch for the hem
[B] HEIGHT: length of the chair x 2 + thickness of the chair + 2 inches for the hem
- Decorative Knot
Cut two 7 x 18 inch rectangles (measurements [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 the back of the chair and tie them together. If you double the length of the rectangle, you’d have enough to tie a bow instead of just a knot, which would be nice too. You can also replace the decorative tape for a completely different look.
Step 3:Fold the two knot pieces in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew along the open edge. Flip outwards. To press. Fold one end under and sew closed.
Step 4: Flip the main cover piece over so that the straight sides are joined. Tuck each piece of knot inside the cover, aligning the unfinished edge of the knot with the outside edge of the cover. Pin in place.
Sew both sides of the lining to create a pocket with an open end.
Step 5: Hem the bottom edge of the chair cover by rolling the fabric 1/2 inch, then 1/2 inch again, pressing and stitching. Then press the entire cover of the chair, especially along all the stitched seams.
Step 6: Slip the chair cover over the back of the chair and tie a nice knot or bow.
Honey, right ?! I can’t wait to get them out every Christmas for years to come. I hope it will be just one more little thing that will bring the magic of the holidays to my family. The chair covers definitely make the table feel special.
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