How to make a Chandelier Chain Cover

If you know me then you know I LOVE, and I mean LOVE Chandeliers!!

We have a vintage chandelier in our Kitchen that I adore. The best part is it was free!  When my brother and his wife moved into their home it was in their dining room and they hated it.  So when he said do you want this??  I of course said YES, I love it.

Chandelier Chain Cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Every chandelier needs a chain cover right?  They are super easy to make and I thought I’d show you how today in case you always wanted to know how, or have a chain you want to cover.

Some people even use them to cover cords that show just to make it prettier too.

Chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 1.  Cut your fabric 6″ wide x double the length of your chain.  The one I made is for another chandelier so I made it 6″ x 80″.

chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 2.  Hem the two ends.  Now I will add that the professional way is to sew the tube and then hem the ends like you would a pillowcase but to get that 2-3″ circle under the machine is a little trickier so I’m showing the more basic sewing style.

how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 3.  Put right sides together, fold in half, pin and sew down the side.

chandelier chain cover

Step 4.  Use the largest safety pin you have and hook it onto one end.

Chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 5.  Then begin to pull it through, so you are pulling it back right sides out.

chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 6.  Pull it all the way through and it will look like this.

chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 7.  Press with iron

chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

Step 8.  Put onto your chain and gather up to your liking.

chandelier chain cover, how to make a chandelier chain cover

When you’re all done it will look like this!  Voila very easy and simple to make.

Chandelier Chain Cover, How to make a chandelier chain cover

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Hope you are all staying warm today!  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day, Lisa

Comments

  1. Margaret says

    Did you put the cover on the chain before you put the chandelier up? I can’t see how else you could put it on. I love the look, would like to do this to my chandelier in the dining room.

    • ConcordCottage says

      Hi Margaret, I put it on after I hung it, because I didn’t think of it til later of course…lol. So I used some small strips of Velcro and then wrapped it around and then hand gathered it. I sell the tube ones in my store but they are made to go on before the chandelier is hung. Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know how yours turns out. Lisa

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