When I announced last week that the sunroom would be getting a makeover, many of you
were surprised that a) I had a sewing machine and b) I could sew. True story. I used to sew a lot,
as in made my own clothes when a) I had no money and b) I wore something besides jeans.
I was never good enough to apply for Project Runway, but I could usually make it work.
Anyway, I can't remember the last time I used my sewing machine, or my iron,
but the dining room has been turned into a sewing room for the past two weekends.
Stick a fork in me. I'm finally done.
Smooch was confused by the entire process, as was I for most of the time.
I followed this online tutorial for making a tailored daybed cover.
It was going very well until the "hand stitch the cotton cording to the fabric" part.
I underestimated the time this would take by about 13 hours.
In the end, the effort paid off.
The indoor/outdoor fabric was easy to work with, and I'm reasonably certain
that the cushion and pillow covers will withstand the sunlight, the dog hair, and the dirt.
Smooch's head is still spinning from my fabric choices, but she'll get over it.
The colors and patterns are bright enough to lighten a rainy, overcast day,
which is the only reason I was able to finish all of this yesterday.
"But what of those feed sacks?" you ask.
I made this pillow cover last...
... once I'd figured out the piping with zipper thing.
All the previous pillow covers had one or the other.