Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Sewing Project

No Saturday night dress this weekend. Instead, I made cushions (yuk) for an antique glider on our porch. There are only two reasons I’m spending time on these cushions. 1. when you sit down on the glider now, you can feel each spring and 2. I found the perfect vintage-look fabric.

Here's my project summary (in pictures):

Previous cushions, purchased with the intention of using them short term then recycling the filling

There wasn't enough fabric for piping so I used a paisley print for one side of each cushion. Can't believe the two fabrics work together but I'm really happy with the result.

I don't remember when or where but at some time I saw/read about professionals that sewed the piping at the same time they applied. With ignorant confidence and the desire not to prolong any cushion-covering projects, I've done the same. Maybe not with the same professional results, but it's good enough for me!

The end result! This is exactly what I dreamed of even before I purchased the glider about six years ago!
Maybe someday I'll fix the paint job on the glider, but for now I'm going to have a nice quiet (my folks have the kids!! :) lunch (chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory mmmmm) on my porch.

Happy Sewing to All!!


Michelle said...

what a sense of acheivement you must have!I know i've had many jobs that i have put off untill i can't bear it any longer and theres such a feeling of self satisfactionon having got it out of the way!Lovely work on the glider cushions:)

Lindsay T said...

Nice! And happy birthday! 30, right?

Marji said...

Love the glider! Nice job on the cushions.

And, Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Linda said...

Great job! Looks nice. And Happy Belated Birthday!