Here are five terrific tutorials for making Christmas chair covers. Of course, you could buy pre-made covers for the holidays, but where’s the fun in that? If you’re anything like me, firing up the ol’ sewing machine is good for your mental health, especially this time of year. All you gotta do is close the door to your sewing room, get crafty, and feel the stress of the season melt away. It’s a heck of lot cheaper than a therapist – plus you get adorable chair covers at the end of your hour!

First, check out these “serious bah-humbug-repellant” Santa hat chair covers from Ashley over at the Make It – Love It blog. I really do love these chair covers and the tutorial is superbly written. Ashley shows you how to make them fit your chairs by customizing the measurements. Wow, do they ever brighten up a room.

Check out the Kelly Hicks Design blog and see how to turn pillowcases into classy chair covers for a holiday party. Kelly used ribbons, cords, and tree ornaments to make her chairs look elegant. Using pillowcases is a great time-saving step. Plus, you probably already have ribbon and ornaments in the house to embellish them with. Kelly mentioned that this treatment is especially nice if you have mismatched chairs.

The Sew4Home blog has a great tutorial for Noel Home chair covers. The blog’s motto is that step-by-step tutorials make sewing easier. I couldn’t agree more. These instructions leave nothing to chance. Even new sewists without a lot of experience at home-dec can feel confident about completing this project. And depending on the fabrics you choose, the chair covers can be elegant or festive – or both.

These sophisticated Christmas chair backs come from Cherry Menlove’s blog. She used lovely pink taffeta for hers, but you could use just about any fabric in any color. Cherry mentioned that often a lot of time is spent on the tablescape, but the chairs are ignored. Well, not anymore. I just love the way these spruced up her dining room.

Finally, check out these quick and easy chair covers made from Christmas towels. Although there is not a step-by-step tutorial, the Better Homes and Gardens blog explains the process. Just stitch the short ends of two Christmas hand-towels together. Sew on ribbons at the appropriate spots (depending on your chair style) and drape them over your chair. Tie the ribbons into bows and enjoy the transformation.

If you’re ever in the market for a large quantity of chair covers or chair ties, they are available at Bright Settings for sale or for rent. We carry several different fabrics in dozens and dozens of colors. Planning a wedding or some gala affair? Renting chair covers and chair ties might be just the ticket. We ship anywhere in the United States. You just use them and when your event is over, put them back in the box and send them back to us with a pre-paid label. We do all the laundry. What could be simpler?

I hope your Christmas chair covers brighten up your holidays!