Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sewing of a Different Nature

I thought I was going to get to start a new art quilt, but then I remembered that I had sewing of a different nature to get done.

One of the loveseat cushions in a guest room was getting frayed in one corner, and having inquired about professional reupholstering costs previously, I decided to give it go myself! (Not putting down the work or the worth of professionals, but we have a lot of furniture and not unlimited funds! LOL)

Luckily it was just the cushion needing help, so I was confident that I could do a reasonable job.

So here are the results.

I should mention that I'm a big fan of MacKenzie Childs and their wildly decorated furniture! Obviously, this it not quite as wild, but I'm starting gently!

I think it turned out rather nicely. I just made a simple zippered box cushion cover without welting. I made matching arm covers, but I'm thinking I now need to make new cover for the pillows in a coordinating moss green fabric for some more contrast and to complete the "patchwork" look.

Today I go shopping for the orange fabric I need to complete my daughters quilt.


Vicki W said...

That turned out great and you saved yourself a fortune!

Kim Marguerite said...

Thanks, Vicki. Now I'm anxious to try some more! But I'm a little fearful of the wingback chairs. LOL!

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

You saved yourself a fortune. I, too, love Mackenzie Childs style. With help of my daughter,I tried to copy a M-C room for one of my guest rooms. You can see in progress here . This reminds me that I need to finish the room - need headboards still.

Kim Marguerite said...

Mary Ann, your dresser looks fantastic!