Yesterday I finished this project – a new slipcover for a friend. The fabric is Sunbrella fabric and fits to the chair like a glove.
Here is the original fabric of the chair. It also had a slipcover on it but I forgot to take pics before I started the project. The slipcover had been used so long the seat was worn completely to shreds – literally. This chair has been used a lot but it is still so comfortable. I can see why my friend wanted a new slipcover for it!
I think the piping adds a lot of fun detail to this one. And adding piping is nowhere near as hard as it looks. I made the piping out of the same fabric as the chair – making piping isn’t hard either. I did take some pics of the process and I’ll share a tutorial soon.
I said I could understand why my friend wanted a new slipcover for this chair – what I can’t understand is why she hired ME to make it when she is a much more experienced seamstress than I am! She and her Mother made the first slipcover and I cringed when I compaired mine to theirs. Theirs was perfect. Everything fit exactly. Can you see in this photo above and also in the photo below the trouble spots I had? The little places that didn’t lay exactly like I wanted them too? Their slipcover didn’t do this.
I consoled myself with the fact that this fabric was a bit stiff to work with and it IS a slipcover not a reupholster job! Now to see if it passes inspection when my friend picks it up It does look good in a photo – and no seams popped when I sat in it – heehee!
And now I have something else to share with you! The May/June issue of Celebrating Everyday Life is available! It has been for a few days now but I’ve been so swamped I’ve hardly checked my email let alone blogged so I’m just now sharing. If you haven’t seen this issue yet you need to!
You can buy the magazine for you iPad or tablet or you can purchase a print copy. I have print copies of all of the issues so far and this one should be on it’s way to me soon. They are more like books than magazines – the pages are thick and glossy and just gorgeous. It’s such a thrill, too, to see my projects and photos in print.
Have a wonderful weekend – I may find time to pop in again before next week – we’ll see
Sew a Fine Seam
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