Last year my friend Yanet from 3 Sunkissed Boys offered up a challenge to me to make a slip cover for my ugly ugly rocker when I posted about how much I didn't like it.
(can't find that post right now, ugh!)
I have to say that that frightened me because I can't sew very well. I can make a pillow and that is about the extent of my abilities.
Through the months I have come across many beautiful slipcovers in blogland that were just toying with me.
A couple months ago we replaced ugly, ugly recliner with just another ugly recliner but better made. (thank mom and dad)
Here is "new" recliner.
(sorry about the photos)
I did my research online and found Miss Mustard Seeds video tutorials the best help for me. So I watched them and then started in using a large drop cloth that I have had for a while that had been washed and bleached several times.
I started piecing, cutting and pinning the sections together,
I used the hems that were already there for the back. I still have to make ties or use velcro to keep the back together.
This made it for easy off an on.
I tucked in some areas as well because I had to have some extra so when we lean back the seams don't rip.
This whole section is one piece.
After that was all done, I worked on the cushion doing the same thing. I cut around the cushion, then made a strip, well actually two because I didn't have enough drop cloth left, for the sides and pinned then and sewed. I made a flap for the back and attached velcro so I can take it off and wash it if need be.
I had to think about the foot rest for a while but I decided that the easiest thing would be to unscrew the pieces, wrap them with the cloth and staple on. I figured drop cloth is inexpensive so if it gets dirty I will just replace it. :)
I am SO not that great at this but it works.
There are holes and unfinished seams and hopefully it doesn't fall apart when I wash it.
I like it, it does the job and it will just have to do. :)
Wanna know my next big project?
sure, why not! :)
I am revisiting this mess...
I have already done some painting and I lost the battle with the cat pee so up came the carpet.
I will post pictures soon of what I have done and what I am thinking about doing!
Oh and my logs came in!!!!
I love them!
I am still thinking about what to do with the hearth, I have a few ideas in mind.
The glow is really nice, the crackle, eh!
It does not sound that real or at least it would, but there is this large click that goes off that kind of ruins it, but all in all I am really happy with it.
Have a great weekend!!!