Monday, June 24, 2013

Done and Done


We began dis-assembling this chair for re-covering during Christmas break.  L. was home and helped me re-do the springs in the seat and also picked out the fabric, accurately doing the math to be sure I had enough to finish the job.

Getting started post here and completed post here.

Like most projects once the largest portion was done there was less impetus, and desire, to tear into the ottoman.

The niggling thoughts of a project undone finally kicked me into gear.  It was a pleasant surprise when the ottoman progressed faster and smoother, due in large part to the learning curve achieved through the chair.

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy the process as much as other sewing projects so unless there is another piece that really catches my attention I'm not going to seek out any more reupholstering projects.

Clearly, there is a white tag that needs to be removed from under the ottoman.

Refashioning has grabbed my attention and there are several tops on the sewing board to learn how to refit and redesign.  That project is only to fill the time until the 'out of print' pattern arrives that I ordered, just today, from Simplicity with the cutest rag quilt.

Pics to follow!


  1. Congratulations on your task completed. You did a beautiful job and I know you are going to enjoy your new chair....

  2. Can't wait to see the rag quilt projects. Have two baby showers this weekend. Had to make the girl quilt last week, but luckily had a finished boy quilt or two on hand. Last winter I discovered several blogs that specialized in showing repurposed clothes, mostly adult clothes remade for children or very skinny young women. They were fun to look at, very creative. I also found a couple blogs that featured women who made clothes from vintage patterns from the 40s, 50s, 60s. and even the 70s and 80s. What fun to see their creations. Unfortunately , most of them quit blogging. I supposed they have moved on to Pinterest and Instragram, which I haven't.

  3. You are so talented! Congratulations on a job well done.