Hello my friends! We are still enjoying beautiful warm, sunny days here in Manitoba. What a blessing.
While I was at my daughter's house, she pulled out some lovely linen fabric that she had purchased to make a slipcover for her footstool and whipped this out very quickly. She had purchased the footstool for its lovely lines, rather than for the fabric that covered the top of it.
This is the before:
By the way, she found that sofa on Craigslist for $200.00. It originally came from Macy's. It's very solid.
This is the after of the footstool:
A closer view:
You can see a bit of the wood under the slipcover, she likes the peek-a boo effect.
She laid the piece of fabric on top of the footstool wrong side out and cut it about three inches longer on each side than the padded area. Then she made darts on each corner and pinned it, pulling it tight to fit the top of the footstool snugly. Then she sewed the darts. For the side pieces she simply measured each side and doubled the fabric over, sewed each end and then sewed it to the slipcover. Does that make sense? Then she finished the raw edges with her serger. It is very simple but nice, it fits her style of decor perfectly. And linen is so nice to work with and always looks good.
I think it turned out very nicely. It is snug enough that the kids can sit on it and it stays in place fairly well.
Have a lovely day and please let me know that you have stopped by.
~Wishing You Much Love In Your Heart...Sweet Peace In Your Soul...And Joy In Your Life ~
I will leave you with a beautiful bouquet of dahlias. They grow so beautifully on the West Coast.