DIY Tutorial - Romantic 'Curly Q' Chair Train

We are so thrilled to be featured today on Style Me Pretty California's blog for our Clairborne & Chruchill Winery styled photo shoot and DIY chair back tutorial! In case you want to try those romantic and flowing chair trains for yourself, here is our step-by-step guide with pictures. You can also download the tutorial by clicking here.

 

MATERIALS

• 12-14” diameter circle for template (can use a plate) • 1.25 yards of a variety of fabrics (Stiff fabric such as organza work best, but nearly any fabric will work. A combination of fabrics creates a nice, textured look.). Each will create 9 strands. • 3 yards x 16” of fabric for each chair for base    (length and width can vary depending on chair) • Light colored pen or pencil • Scissors • Bull Clip

• 12-14” diameter circle for template (can use a plate)

• 1.25 yards of a variety of fabrics (Stiff fabric such as organza work best, but nearly any fabric will work. A combination of fabrics creates a nice, textured look.). Each will create 9 strands.

• 3 yards x 16” of fabric for each chair for base    (length and width can vary depending on chair)

• Light colored pen or pencil

• Scissors

• Bull Clip

STEP 1 

Trace circle on fabric and cut out circle. 

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STEP 2 

Cut spiral toward center, cutting the small circle off at the end (leaving a pointed tip).

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STEP 3 

Take starting end and double-knot onto bull clip. 

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STEP 4 

Keep adding strips to both sides of clip, pushing down to base of clip and alternating colors. It will get messy and full by the end. The number of strands depends on the fabric and fullness desired. Our chairs had about a dozen strands each.

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STEP 5 

Wrap longer piece of base fabric around the top of the chair and knot in the back, letting the remaining fabric hang down.

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STEP 6 

Taking clip, reach behind the knot from the top and clip underneath (bottom of the knot).

 

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STEP 7 

Fluff and you’re done! 

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