I am preparing to host a sewing get-together and sewing a sofa slipcover. Tell the truth, you follow these traditions, too? As my husband cooked a Thanksgiving turkey, I courteously allowed him full reign over the kitchen and I prepared our home for the group of family coming to eat a feast. Yes - I finished my sofa slipcover!
You may recall that I sewed a slipcover, over a year ago, and I did it using a very inadequate amount of fabric. And, with no shame whatsoever, this slipcover was attached using safety pins and stick-on velcro tape. Not until I injured myself on a broken safety pin (back in the summer) did I think more work was required. I conscientiously purchased a coordinating fabric and promptly stashed it. As the holiday approached, it occurred to me that someone could get hurt on my sofa and that didn't seem like a nice way to treat my guests.
The main steps were to add fabric to the back and to stitch down the velcro (the sticky backing wasn't strong enough anymore).
The pieces go back together like so:
|Yes, more pillows were added and the place was generally decorated up with glittered pinecones & flowers & lots of delicious food provided by Howie, his daughter Kelly and my mom. I mashed the potatoes.|
|Instagram by Kelly - thanks for the nice portrait!|
*Next topic: Sewing Get Together
Are you local to Rockville, Maryland? If so, you may be interested in the get together next weekend at my house. We will be bringing fabrics and patterns for a swap. Howie and I will feed you and one of the attendees made noise about making Mimosas. Shoot me an email via the "contact me" page on this blog and I'll give you more details. I would love to meet my sewing neighbors!
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, and sewed on Black Friday. Why would anyone fight those crowds when you can stay at home and relax? Feel free to argue with me in the comments!