Tuesday, February 22, 2011
She really does have good taste. I swear.
I debated on how to cover the bench. It sat in my sewing room for several months. I just couldn't decide what to do with it.
I thought about reupholstering it but then I came up with the idea for a cover. I like easy.
Covers are easy....if you don't end up in a battle with your sewing machine....stupid sewing machine.
I ordered this fabric from amazon. Grey fabric is incredibly hard to find.
The bench is 53" wide, 18" tall, and 18" deep.
I cut three 54"x19" rectangles (top, front panel, back panel) and two 19"x19" squares (side pieces).
I then sewed the pieces together. I'm not great at sewing so there will be not be a detailed "how to". I used what little common sense that I have to sew the pieces together. I have no idea what my seam allowance was. I was just trying to keep my line straight while still making the cover fit the bench. I just "Make it work!" (love Tim Gunn)