Holiday Couture Chair Scarves Project

Please read all instructions before beginning. All seams are ¼”.

Supplies

    • Holiday Couture #12471 embroidery collection by OESD
    • Medium weight tear-away stabilizer
    • Temporary spray adhesive

The following supplies are to make one chair scarf.
  • 1 ¼ yards off-white cotton fabric
  • Khaki cotton fabric scraps for appliqué
  • 14" x 2" piece coordinating printed khaki fabric
  • 14" x 2" deep red cotton fabric
  • 14" x 4" off-white satin fabric

Embroider

  • Cut an 18" x width of fabric strip of off-white cotton fabric for embroidery.
  • Keeping the design centered, embroider design(s) of your choice close to the edge of one selvage end of fabric. Our sample uses design #12471-19 Noel Applique.
  • Appliqué using the khaki cotton fabric as needed, following the Cut-in-Place Appliqué Instructions below.
  • Trim loose threads from embroidery design and carefully remove excess stabilizer from the back.

Cut

  • Cut remaining off-white cotton fabric into (3) 12 ½" x 36 ½" strips.
  • Trim embroidered fabric ½" below the embroidery.
  • Keeping the embroidery centered, cut the embroidered 18" strip of fabric to 12 ½" wide.

 Assemble

Use ¼" seams unless otherwise noted.

  • With right sides together, stitch the 14" x 2" piece of coordinating printed khaki fabric to the embroidered fabric (below the embroidery).
  • Press seams toward the khaki fabric.
  • Trim sides of khaki fabric to 12 ½", matching the width of the embroidered fabric.
  • Trim the khaki fabric to 1 ¼" below the seam.

Note: I chose to sew the stripes longer than needed, and then trim them to the desired size to ensure they remain straight. If the first stripe is uneven by a small amount, by the time the second and third stripes are attached, the unevenness will be more obvious. This method will better hide any imperfections in your seams.

Holiday Couture Instructions

  • With right sides together, stitch the 14" x 2" piece of deep red fabric to the khaki fabric.
  • Press seams toward the red fabric.
  • Trim sides of red fabric to 12 ½", matching the width of the embroidered fabric.
  • Trim red fabric to ¾" below the seam.
  • With right sides together, stitch the 14" x 4" piece of off-white satin fabric to the red fabric.
  • Press seams toward the red fabric.
  • Trim sides of satin fabric to 12 ½", matching the width of the embroidered fabric.
  • Trim satin fabric to 2 ¾" below the seam.
  • Trim the embroidered front half of the scarf to 12 ½" x 36 ½", measuring from the bottom edge of the satin fabric.
  • With right sides together, attach one of the 12 ½" x 36 ½" to the non-embroidered edge of the scarf, to create the 12 ½" x 72 ½" scarf front.
  • Press seam open.
  • With right sides together, stitch the remaining two 12 ½" x 36 ½" strips of fabric along the short sides to create the 12 ½" x 72 ½" backside of the scarf.
  • Press seam open.
  • With right sides together, stitch the front of the scarf to the back of the scarf. Leave an opening at the opposite end from the embroidery for turning.
  • Clip corners, turn and press.
  • Whip stitch opening closed.
  • Edge stitch if desired.
  • Fold scarf in half and drape over the back of a chair.

Refer to the PDF of this collection for the Cut in Place Appliqué instructions.

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