I’m back with the slipcover reveal already. If you missed the sneak peek post yesterday, click here to see.
You know how out of character this is for me, don’t you?
I’m known for showing a peek and then leaving you hanging for weeks,
while I do everything but get back to finishing it.
Sorry about that, I guess that’s just my M. O.
For the record, this is NOT actually finished.
It’s pretty darn close though and since I’m going away on Friday for vacation I figured close is good enough this time.
Are ya ready?
First the before,
Now the after.
Notice there’s no piping anywhere? Remember, my Sandy loves to nibble on piping. I opted not to even go there.
I was thinking of painting the legs of the chairs, but now I think maybe I don’t need to.
They barely show now.
What do you think?
My methods for making this were somewhat unconventional.
You see, I don’t know how to make or follow a pattern.
So I pinned pieces of drop cloth to the chair, cut them to the approximate size, pinned all the pieces to each other, and carefully lifted the whole thing off in one piece.
Then I followed the pins with the machine, sewing it together from pin to pin.
When I do the second one I’ll place the pins a lot closer together.
It was really confusing because I couldn’t tell which part was which most of the time, but I just kept sewing along the pin lines.
Miraculously when I finished and put it over the chair, it actually worked!
Not one seam needed to be ripped out and redone.
After that I trimmed all the excess fabric from the seams.
I still need to go back and fold over the seams so they don’t fray.
I’m thinking of getting some bias tape(?? I think that’s what it is…. the flat folded over thin strips of fabric) and sewing that over the raw inside edges,
Do you think that would work?
The back isn’t done, it’s still pinned together. I plan to add ties to keep it closed.
Sandy dog thought I was a nut this morning;
first vacuuming at 5 am,
then pulling my shop lights up from the basement so I could take these pictures.
Sandy’s no fool, she stayed safely out of the way.
Update on Katy;
she’s doing really well!
(If you missed the post about fostering Katy, please click here to see it.)
She has learned to go up and down the stairs, albeit reluctantly.
We moved her crate down to the living room and she likes to hang out in there as long as we don’t shut the door.
We do shut the door to the crate when we leave for work (just in case) and she whines like crazy.
We’ve found that Katy likes to “collect” things and take them to her crate.
She is super inquisitive, her long nose is into everything!
All 3 dogs are getting along together fine.
Thank you to everyone who’s been asking!
I’m linking up to Gail’s Catch as Catch Can party
And Jami’s Air your laundry Friday party
Imagine my delight to find that Funky Junk Donna's themed link for SNS is Slipcovers this week! How perfect is that timing?