Bunny ears chair cover DIY – free sewing pattern and tutorial
Easter is coming really soon so it’s a time for bunnies. Children will definitely be delighted with the bunny ears decoration on their chairs. But nobody said it has to decorate our interior during the Easter time – it’s also a funny ornament for the child’s room for every season. This project is quite easy (even intermediate beginners are managed to do it) and it doesn’t take so much time. I’ve chosen some fleece to this pattern because it looks cozy like a bunny. Furthermore, fleece forgives any mistakes and small imperfections so the irregularities won’t be visible.
THE BODY OF CHAIR COVER
Measure your chair backrest. First measure the circuit in the widest place.
Then measure the height.
Cut out 1 piece of green fleece with the following dimensions:
width of fabric – add 2 inches (5 cm) to the circuit of the backrest
height of fabric – add 2 inches (5 cm) to the height of the backrest
Then cut this piece in half along.
For example: my chair backrest circuit is about 34 inches (86 cm) and height is 21 inches (53 cm). I cut out a piece of fabric 36 x 23 inches (91 x 58 cm). Then I cut this piece in half along and I have 2 pieces 18 x 23 inches (45,5 x 58 cm).
THE EARS OF CHAIR COVER
- Cut out 2 pieces of green fleece 8 x 16 inches (20 x 40 cm)
- Cut out 2 pieces of pink fleece 8 x 16 inches (20 x 40 cm)
Then round the edges of all the 4 pieces as shown in the picture below.
MAKE THE EARS
For one ear you need 1 piece of green fabric and one piece of pink fabric. Put these 2 pieces right sides together and sew around (leaving the opening to turn the fabric right sides up). Seam allowance 3/8 inch (1 cm). Do the same thing with the second ear. Then turn the ears right sides up.
SEW THE BODY PIECES TOGETHER
The ears are ready, so place them on the right side of the one piece of fabric as shown in the picture below. Put the both sides of the ears inside and pin them (take a look at the photos below). You can also (and if you are a beginner – please do it) stitch the ears near to the edge to keep them in place. Then place the second piece of fabric (with right sides together so the ears are between) and stitch as shown in the picture below. Seam allowance at least 3/8 inch (1 cm). You can clip the corners close to the seam, but make sure you don’t clip the stitches!
Now you can (but you don’t have to) hem the bottom edge. After that turn the chair cover right side up and remove the pins.
That’s it, your bunny ears chair cover is ready!