Mum’s the word
I think I have blogged too much about how paralyzed I am by the stash, especially since I had to give up some fabric/craft storage for the family (they live here too, you know :p), and I have stacks of fabrics awaiting re-location around my sewing area now.
Recently, I sent over a few yards of fabrics to my mum, so that she can make cushion and pillow covers for her room. And I mentioned to her that I have been listing some fabrics on Facebook, as I need more space in the house.
Her response: Why sell them? SEW! Make something with the fabrics!
And here’s what I did when I got home:
This fabric was bought at Ikea and I like the wide width, heavy/home decor weight to the print. It took me about an hour to measure seat, cut fabrics, sew, serge and thread the cotton twill tape through the casing I made. I made an identical cover for my husband’s chair too. The lousy leather seats were worn and broken and these fabric covers helped breathe new life to them. I didn’t have to add any padding, etc. The cushion is still good, just the leather material was unsightly.
It felt really good to use up yardage and toss the remnant to my scrap bin (that’s another horror story for another day).
Well, I had grand plans to cut up more fabrics for project this weekend, but I spent a lazy Saturday with the family, reading (Artemis Fowl series – for me!), napping, building Lego and having a great steamboat meal at an old-fashion coffee shop instead. So, I hope you are having a restful weekend too and I leave you with a picture of one of my favourite drawers in the house 🙂
The office chair seat cover is cool! And I spy with my little eye… more matryoshka fabric!
Thanks for the seat cover love. I just had to whip them up right there & then. The covers probably helped us save a few hundred bucks as I was very tired of the ugly leather covers, and was nagging at Tim about replacing the chairs! Yes… I have more of M dolls fabrics and I have plans for a couple of prints in there!