Tuesday, 16 February 2016
A Joint Project
Easily the most comfortable item ever to come out of my husband's shed, this chair is a prototype for the chair he dreams of making one day. The wood he used is cheap and cheerful, formerly odds and ends that were cluttering up the shed. He had foam cushions made to measure, and my job was to cover them.
Not to be outdone in the economy stakes, I rummaged around the cupboards and decided to use some leftover curtain material to make the cushion covers. In theory it was an easy job, but in practice it wasn't exactly fun-packed. Firstly, I tend to avoid zips, but there was no escape here. Then I had to work out how to go around the corners, so I just fudged my way through. Perhaps I should have looked at a book, but trial and error is more my style, so one particular corner of the larger cushion has to face the back. Finally, the material was a nightmare, fraying if you no more than breathed on it, so every seam is encased in broad bias binding so that the fabric doesn't unravel itself the first time it is thrown in the washing machine.
All the effort was worth it. My husband loves relaxing with a book in this chair, and doesn't seem to be in any rush to make the posh version yet.
Linking up with Connie's blog Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.