Sewing Tutorial: Christmas Bow Chair Decorations

Make a room even more Christmassy with a Christmas fabric chair bow. Added bonus with these are they are quick and easy to make – perfect when Christmas is getting so close.

These were made using the Christmas Birdhouse fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

Sewing Tutorial: Christmas Bow Chair Decorations


  • 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.  
  • Batting.
  • Scissors.
  • Pins.
  • Needle.
  • Thread.
  • Tape measure.

Sewing Tutorial: Christmas Bow Chair Decorations

  1. Measure the full width around the back of the chair you are tying your bows around, next add 180cm to this measurement. This is the length each chair bow will need to be.

  1. Joining the fabric for the bows;
    • Cut the fat quarter fabric into 20cm wide strips. 
    • Sew together these 20cm wide strips, 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.

  1. Cut a batting strip 10cm wide and the length of the fabric strip. 
    • You can join multiple strips of batting together if required, just sew down the joins to secure the batting pieces together.  

  1. Fold the fabric strip in half right sides together and place the batting on top along the top folded edge, pin to hold. Cut each of the ends of the strip on a diagonal. 

  1. Sew around to join – ignoring the top folded seam, leaving a 10cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way and slip stitch to close the gap.

  1. Tie in a bow to the back of your chair. 

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