Thursday, January 20, 2022

If you can hammer or staple You can Upholster your chairs

 

 You should use more decorative upholstery tacks or nailheads...closer together, but I didn't have anymore and I wanted to use the rest of what I had on a Wing chair with the same fabric.

Fabric and Tacks came from


Note you can make curtains from the same fabric when you cover it yourself.   This one I took polaroids(old days) of each step as I took it apart so I could put it back together the same way.

I could make toss pillows out of the left over fabric


Here I found the chair fabric on the flat fold table and covered all the chairs but one larger one.  I loved the fabric so much but when there was none on the flat fold table  I went to the books and found it was a 250.00 a yard fabric.  The other chair was covered with something else.

Again-I was able to find a nice print that matched so I could make matching curtains and all on a water view..... Loved this place.


Another place I loved.... the old style wooden chairs are covered in the same fabric as the Draperies.... the adjoining kitchen table tablecloth was the same fabric and the slider draperies in the kitchen were the same.   You can do sooo much with fabric...

or GStreetFabrics Home Decorating department can do it all for you!!!


In Rockville, Maryland


Thursday, October 15, 2020

2022 TIME TO SEW

 





EVEN IN YOUR KAYAK YOU SHOULD BE STYLING!!


HOW EASY IS IT TO MAKE A PAIR OF CAPRIS....LESS Than a YARD of spandex or matte jersey and a tank less than a yard matte jersey or spandex... and some type of little OVER JACKET.... chiffon works great--YOU CAN BE STYLING TOOOO





there are many Floaty chiffon for great  jackets
This outfit dances on its own.....  My sewingwithkitty blog... goes through the steps of making it and adjusting it from this to a fitted bodice and set in sleeves after I started out with a kimono style jacket.... I attched the teared skirt to the top sliced it up and it became a Coat dress.... 

Now I am making the forest green underdress with some embroidered leaves to pull the outfit together and some espradrilles with suede wrap and tie tops.... 



Sewing can be sooooo fun and creative... whether simple as in capris and tank or a skirt or dress with overlays.... and remember... varigated threads make a simple stitch from your sewing machine look like hand embroidery.



This bag has tote handles and shoulder strap for when it is FULL!!

Buying Fabric?... Make a Fabric Bag for your new stash




Friday, January 10, 2020

2019 Highlights

Sunrise quillow and tote

Pug Quillow where the Pugs are doing people things


Reversible Fabulous Fur

If you can hammer or staple You can Upholster your chairs

    You should use more decorative upholstery tacks or nailheads...closer together, but I didn't have anymore and I wanted to use the re...