And here it sits

…minus the cushion.

I’m rushing this final part and as a result it’s been ripped apart twice.  And now for a third time.

I’m following the original cushion construction and taking a shortcut that the manufacturer took by skipping a step.

Instead of making a separate welting cord, they sewed the cording for the welting into the gusset and then sewed the gusset to the top and bottom.

Matching the top and bottom with the gusset in between is a challenge when the gusset is stiff due to the welting.  I’m not getting clean corners.

See how the fabric weave is not on the straight grain?  That’s a big problem.  So I’m ripping it out.  Again.  And will make welting cord the right way and sew it onto the top and bottom of the cushion cover.  Then I’ll sew the gusset by marking each corner.

As my grandmother used to say, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”  Sorry Gram, it’s taking me three times to remember that.

Making it mine

My friend commissioned a box bag.  I emailed her some fabric choices and she told me what she liked but to surprise her with the final selection.

So I experimented with a two-tone bag.

Bag-9

Bag-010

Bag-014

I like to coordinate the lining with the outer prints and didn’t want to run to the fabric store (only to be disappointed).

Bag-012

So I printed my own.

Bag-6

With a star rubber stamp and Sharpie “Stained” fabric marker.

Bag-4

Random stars on plain fabric.

Bag-1

I love how it turned out.

Bag-011

Bag-013

Bag-8

bag-7

 

 

Added a little bling and a care tag.

Bag-015

Reversible cover-up

My old sewing machine has found a new home with my brother.  There was nothing wrong with it but “someone” just wanted a different one with a few more bells and whistles.  I’m not sure what he’ll use it for but that’s alright with me.  He needs it so he can have it.

D-Machine73.

A follow-up package is going, too.

D-Cover67

A cover.

D-Cover74

Not just any cover.

D-Cover76

 

But a reversible cover.

D-Cover77

Made from some leftover pre-quilted fabric.  Win-win.

D-Cover78

Another cover-up

A dust cover would be more like it.

Now that I’m semi-retired (I went back to work two days a week. Shhh.) access to a copier is very limited. I don’t know about you but I prefer to have my knitting patterns stay flat as opposed to being curved in a book that likes to close. Anyway, we needed a copier at home. And a scanner. And one that does both. In color. And maybe a fax. Just because. But not necessary. And it had to be laser for crisp, clear print.

Ta-da!

Cover-1

Naked printer-copier-scanner-fax.

Cover-1.5

No tutorial because every printer-copier-scanner-fax is a different size.

Fabric from my stash and fusible fleece.

Cover-2

Quilted in a grid.  Just followed the print on the fabric. Muslin lining. (It must have been in my stash a l-o-n-g time as it was only 36 inches wide!)

Cover-3

Sewed up the side seams. Added my label.

Cover-5

A cover-up.

Cover-4