August was quite the month and I'm not sad to see it come to an end. It was too hot and I'm quite happy to see some cooler temperatures.
Mostly practical and simple sewing projects that included some items made to order and that were gifted. Nothing too challenging although I have been thinking about a more challenging sewing project. I'll need a staple gun.
My lipstick print armchair and ottoman are starting to show some wear-and-tear. Okay, I'll admit, I didn't make the wisest fabric choice when I had these upholstered. I picked a cotton twill just because I was smitten over the print.
I do have a more appropriate fabric this time around, a sturdy upholstery fabric. And I'll be trading the lipsticks for scooters. With all this talk about recession, trade disputes and austerity measures in the news, I've decided to try to tackle this project on my own. But here's the thing, I've never upholstered anything before. Have you?
The chair is way out of my comfort zone and skill level but the ottoman I think I can manage. I'm going to take the scooter fabric and create a slip cover and staple it to the bottom of the ottoman. It should work in theory, right? Anyone have some words of wisdom that would like to share, links to tutorials, anything? I'll be open to any guidance and advice.
Other than having a potential upholstery project floating around in my head, I've been thinking that the time has come to sew those jeans I've been talking about for months and months now.
I now have a copy of Vogue 1644 and there is some white denim in the stash that I'm going to use as my toile fabric. Big plans in the upcoming weeks.