Horrors! My weekly post is almost thwarted when I discover that my big green canvas sewing bag with the chair cover I want to tell you how to make is missing. I stomp up and down the stairs looking in every unlikely place because the shoots move my life randomly from room to room and sometimes forget to put it back again! A call is put out and I find it has accidentally been picked up with another stylistís props. After a flurry of texts the bag arrives safe and sound before the clock strikes midnight. The lost property thing works, too, the other way round in terms of the stuff accidentally left here: lens caps, jackets, I-phones, address books and once, a priceless bracelet dropped in the dog`s basket.
Having also removed the furry obstacle itís back to the subject of how to sew a simple linen tea towel cover, a kind of apron for any basic kitchen chair. MATERIALS 1 tea towel measuring 85x60cm, 2 metres white ribbon or cotton tape, white cotton thread.
Firstly (see above) , cut two 10cm slits in the tea towel where the cover will bend up from the seat to the chair back. Turn back and stitch narrow hems on the raw edges of the slits .
Press a 5cm turnover to the wrong side and to the first slit, on both sides of the tea towel. Fold the ribbon in half and attach it to the centre of the top of the tea towel. Press over 5cm along the top of the tea towel (see above).
Stitch the top turn over to the first turn over on each side of the tea towel (see above) but donít stitch through the front.
To carry the ribbon ties cut an opening through the turned over sides (see above) on each side of the towel towel and stitch button hole style, about 2.5cm wide. Pull the ribbon through on both sides.
Tie the cover on to the chair and use!