Okay, here it is in all it's glory...
My Special Day Chair Cover Tutorial!!
First things first my friends.
1. Measure the back of the chair you will be using. Be sure that you measure the height from the seat up and the width on the top and bottom. This is the most important part to assure that your chair cover will fit nice and snug when you are all done.
Add 1/2 inch to all sides for your seam allowances.
2. Trace your letters on to your iron on adhesive paper (heat n' bond or such).
We found a font we liked on the computer and printed it off for our letters.
Don't forget to trace them backward on to the paper side of your adhesive, then iron on your fabric and cut them out.
3. Iron on your letters one at a time and then sew around it.
We went with the couple times around messy look since well, the once around was pretty messy and didn't look nearly as cute!
REMEMBER: Don't get ahead of yourself, make sure you are sewing your letters on before you sew anything else together. Trust me on this one... it will make your job MUCH easier!
4. Now for the 'MY'... We used a 5/8 in grosgrain ribbon and folded and tucked it to add dimension.
Take is slow and just continue to fold and adjust the ribbon while you sew till you get the look you like. Lower your needle into the fabric then lift the foot and you can turn your fabric every which way.
5. Cut your fabric for the back of the chair the same size as the front PLUS enough to overlap at the center and to add hook and loop.
About 1 1/2 inch added to the middle of both back pieces should give you enough to have 1 inch overlap and 1/2 in seam allowance.
6. Sorry, no picture: Sandwich, right sides together, the front piece, ric rac and the back of your chair cover (after you have finished off the back center and the bottom 'hem'!) Sew around the outside edge of your sandwich.
If you haven't already added your hook and loop, do it now (you could have also sewn it on when you finished of the back center edge).