I am not a seamstress. Never have been, never learned. The one thing I am is daring, or atleast daring when it comes to reupholstering something. I have done quite a few pieces in my home over the years, now remember I can't sew.
My mom used to sew for years and God knows I have watched her sew a million projects.
Anyway, I have been wanting to change this chaise for the longest to white. I had made numerous trips to Joanne's Fabrics looking for the right white fabric and had no luck. I wanted something with texture and a bit more thickness than plain cotton.
I found these nice tablecloths at Bed Bath and Beyond that had the exact feel and look that I wanted. I bought 3 sizes 60 by 102 and I was able to do my chaise.
So when I began I took apart the old slipcover piece by piece that I had made. Almost if you can imagine like a puzzle and then I used each piece separated as a pattern to cut with the new fabric. Half way through I broke my mom's sewing machine. Can't figure out what's wrong with it, checked the internet and everything. I think it has to do with the "timing" whatever that means so I have to take it in this week to the vac and sew shop in town for maintenace. Needless to say I am a very impatient person, and when I start a project I want to finish it by yesterday if you know what I mean.
So believe it or not, I completed it by hand. Yes I did. Now I have quite a bit of mistakes, but you know what? Who cares, it looks good from far and it made me happy to see the change for my bedroom. On Monday I am having the entire room painted "Benjamin Moore's Simply White" and I will be happy looking at my white chaise and knowing all the work I went through to get it right.