I love finding new ways to spice up my sewing and creative space, don’t you?! After all, the more inviting it is, the more time I’ll spend in it, which is always a good thing! Hi friends, I’m Abby from Sew Much Ado, and today I’m sharing a fun way to jazz up any basic chair with this DIY Pom Pom Chair Back Cover. I made mine for my sewing room, but it would work great anywhere, even around your dining room table!
I love that I was able to get a custom look for this project without any of the extra work, thanks to Square By Design woven panels from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. There are a variety of options to choose from, and since hummingbirds are a favorite for my family, I couldn’t resist choosing this lovely hummingbird panel!
Each panel has 25”x 25” of usable fabric, which makes them perfect for a variety of projects, and negates the need for piecing in borders for many projects, large or small.
Ready to get started?
Pom Pom Chair Back Cover Supplies:
• Square By Design woven square panel (I used the hummingbird square)
• Woven fabric for front of cover – 3/4yd will be sufficient for most chairs, but double check with your own chair measurements using instructions below
• Pom Pom trim – 1.5-2yd (enough to go across the top of chair back and down each side of chair back)
• Zipper foot
• Basic sewing supplies – thread, pins, scissors, measuring tape
Measure across the width of the chair back, plus the width across one side of the chair back (only one side is needed to measure since the seam will go down the middle of each side) – This will be measurement A. Measure the chair back height, from the top of the chair to where you’d like the bottom of the cover to end. This will be measurement B.
Add 1” to measurement A for seam allowance, and 1.5” to measurement B for seam allowance (includes 1” for hem allowance). Use dimensions to cut cover front fabric.
Once cut, center cover front fabric over Square By Design panel and use as a guide to cut the panel to equal size.
Pin pom pom trim 1/4-3/8” from the side and top edges of the panel (this can be adjusted to show more or less pom pom trim as desired), pom poms toward the center of the panel. Stitch in place using a zipper foot.
Right sides together, pin cover front to the panel, matching raw edges. Use a zipper foot to stitch around the side and top edges. Pom pom trim will be sandwiched inside.
Trim top corners and use serger or zigzag stitch to finish seam allowances.
To finish the hem, either serge bottom raw edge (removing no fabric with cutting blade), turn 1” toward the wrong side, and stitch close to the edge of the fabric, OR press bottom raw edge 1/2” to the wrong side, press another 1/2” to the wrong side, and stitch close to inner folded edge.
Place cover over the chair back, and ta-da! You have a unique and fun new chair back cover!