I finally went to my local Spotlight today , on my day off, to get the gingham fabric to recover the couch. Luck day! It was 30% off (the original $7.95), so I got enough to do the outside setting as well. Spots and stripes were also on sale, and I found a gorgeous cherry print I thought would make a great dress, but now I am considering it for a chair.
So this is the lounge before I started:
To make sure abut the fabrics, I have ‘draped’ the lounge room in the fabrics I am considering. This way we can live with them for a day, and make sure we like them. I have also rearranged things a little. Excuse the photo quality, I am using my phone as my camera needs a new memory card.
The kids love it – they now have their favourite chairs “spotty chair” or cherry chair”. Hubby’s opinion? “It looks cleaner and nicer” – big praise!
After all that draping I thought some sewing was in order, so a time for a quick cushion cover.
A check shirt bought for $1, and a remnant of black (40c), a quick sketch and a bit of sewing an voila!
A scotty dog cushion, with a button opening at the back.
Tomorrow I sew real covers
Happy draping, Deb xxx