Christmas Chair Bow Tutorial
Add an extra bit of Christmas decoration to your Christmas dinner table this year with some Christmassy chair bows.
Fat quarter set in Christmas Birdhouse by The Craft Cotton Company, one fat quarter set will make approximately 2-3 bows depending upon the size of your chairs.
Measure the full width around the back of the chair you will be tying your bows around, next add 176 cm to this measurement. This is how long each of your bows will need to be.
To make the bows cut to fat quarter fabric into 20 cm wide strips. Next using alternating pattern designs sew together these 20 cm wide strips by placing the fabric strips right sides together and sewing down the short end. Repeat this process until the strip measures the length required. Press the seams flat.
Cut a batting strip 10 cm wide and the length of the fabric strip. You can join multiple strips of batting together if you don’t have one long piece, just sew down the joins to secure the pieces together.
Fold the fabric strip in half right sides together and place the batting strip on top along the top folded edge, pin to hold.
Cut each of the ends of the fabric strip on a diagonal.
Starting in the middle of the long edge sew along the bottom edge and up the side. Next starting 10 cm down from the previous starting point sew along the bottom edge in the other direction and up the other side. This 10 cm gap is for turning.
Turn out the right way and slip stitch the gap closed.
Tie in a bow to the back of your chair.
Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch Sew for the Craft Cotton Company 2017