I have been wanting to learn from my master seamstress mom how to recover furniture. I thought these cheap chairs would be the perfect opportunity.
So, after months of shopping for just the right fabrics, I was ready to tackle the project with my mom. We sewed all day yesterday until 3:00am, and all day today (yes, in our pj's) and we conquered the beast of a project! This post is documentation of the whirlwind.
On Friday morning, Gran and I seam-ripped the fabric off two of the cushions so we would have some fabric to copy as a pattern for the new cushions.
Lincoln enjoyed discovering the texture of piping cord for the first time.
Aunt Riley kept Lincoln wonderful company:
Using the seam-ripped fabric as a pattern:
|Granny trying unsuccessfully to stuff the foam into the new cushion.|
The other side of granny's and my laughter - my mom's face when I said I would try to write a real quick blog post yesterday:
I did manage to capture the happier side of that outburst. She looks a bit, um, well . . .
But, really - inebriated-looking or not - can you believe this lady is my mom?
More like my gorgeous older sister!
Below - finally some progress! One of the old cushions, next to a newly recovered one:
Granny, Mom and I were all busy bees - especially after we got the look . . .
After a long night of sewing until 3, Mom and I went to bed.
The next morning around 8am, were were all back at it again:
|Gran's nimble fingers at work.|
Squire even fiddled around on the sewing machine a bit:
The next two pictures about sum up our day today:
|Excitment, exhaustion, and desperation.|
|Sewing, sewing, sewing, sewing, sewing, sewing . . .|
Riley, giving the half-finished slip-covers a test run:
Dimple cheek boy hiding behind the arm chair:
Squire back at the sewing again - but this time to hand-stitch a few final touches:
And finally the moment I (and you) have all been waiting for - the finished chairs!:
I love my talented mom. I learned so much today, and together we all created slip covers that will warm our home for many many years to come. :)
What do you think?!