Now that the holidays are upon us, like you all I've been decorating my entire home. As I walked from room to room I noticed two chairs that were in need of repair... one that my cat, Daisy, clawed to death. You can see how I did that HERE and the other, a recliner, the one Mr. N calls his own! I did not want to put a good fabric on this chair only because, well you know how the Mr.. sits for games, cowboys and CNN eating his food. I thought, "What better fabric than a drop cloth".
Went to the HD and bought a 4 by 15 paint drop cloth for all of $11.99, took it home popped it in the washer with lots of bleach and fabric softener and it came out beautiful. I have never covered a recliner and it was a bit tricky to say the least. I needed to find a way to allow it to open?
Having the fabric just fall was much to tight and the chair did not work properly so I thought to just put a long gathered skirt on the front and it now it works perfectly.
This will be two slip covers I've made this past few weeks and so happy that I have them finished.
I did allow for tucking the fabric deep into the pockets of the recliner seat so when it's open it will not be tight, when the Mr is finished all we have to do it tuck it all back in. I even had a bit of fabric from my first slipcover to make a small pillow so the two chairs somehow go together.
Ok, I'm done sewing for the Holidays. I'm just tickled with myself after doing both chairs. Funny thing, I've been putting this off for months because it just sounded like a lot of work and it truly is not if you only allow yourself the time and energy to get it started.
"With a big smile on my face I'm showing off my two works of art"
Now I can relax and enjoy the Holidays. My sister will be here in three days and our first order of business, (that is if she wakes up from jet lag) is to the "Hard Rock Casino" to celebrate her birthday on the 20th.