Tuesday, April 15, 2014

And a Finish!

I wrote the other day about working on the Austen Family Album. Today I'd like to show you a finished project. Like most sewists I get requests from all sorts of people for help on different kinds of projects. I try to really limit my acceptances to really close friends for things that I know a little bit about. You may know that I recently moved to an apartment. It so happens that two friends moved from houses to condos near me at about the same time.  I benefited from extra furniture and the use of larger vehicles to mention just two things. So when one of these friends asked if I could re-cover the seats on dining room chairs I answered in the affirmative. We shopped for fabric last week and today was set as the day we'd start the project.

I'm happy to report that the project is completed and it's only mid-afternoon!  All of us are really pleased with the finished projects. Here are some photos:
These were originally covered in a brown tweed fabric. The grey really seems to "go with" the black metal of the chair frames.

The "fire" is a modern device using water vapor and lights. No heat; great for Florida.

This is the kitchen set. The seats here were well worn black vinyl.

Great choice of fabric and great cooperation of friends to get the job done.


  1. I know how happy you must be with this project. superbly done. I recovered two settees with slip covers, and did the cushions also. Great satisfaction, and I, too, do sewing, for friends, or have something made to say thank you for their wonderful help. Cheers, Jean.

  2. It would have been fun to see a before and after picture. That is a really good choice and a professional job. Everyone gets a pat on the back.