It's been too cold to paint lately so I've been having fun getting aquainted with my new sewing machine and rediscovering my sewing moJo!
Well actually it's not so new, I got it for Christmas and only recently got her out of the box. Here she is on the right; Bloggy friends meet Jan.. Jan meet my bloggy friends :) Now that we are all properly aquainted... I'll move right along.
So I finally carved out a little mummy space in the corner of the playroom; lucky for me it's quite a large room so plenty of space for me, my sewing projects and approximately 20 thousand pieces of lego!
I've had this little rejected Ikea ottoman laying around for-like-ever!
I got him in the bargain area at Ikea, he was naked except for a piece of foam on his top, but we won't go there... he's a tad embarassed about that fact ;)
I decided I'd try my hand at sewing him a new slip cover. Inspired by the Queen's Jubilee I went for a Union Jack ;)
I had some calico fabric and a roll of burlap/hessian fabric so I got to work cutting strips.
I cut strips of burlap and some natural coloured linen (which I trimmed from my too long Ikea curtains... mmmm that's a project for another day!).
I then placed them over the seat foam until I was happy with the layout.
Having never sewn with burlap before, or used this machine for that matter, this took a little practice but after a test strip we were off and racing!
Here he is in his new Bespoke threads....
Jan is my new BFF... I love her! I had fun with this little project... and I think this little guy is a much happier chappy not to mention warmer now ;)
What have you been working on lately? Anyone upcycled an Ikea reject? Love to hear about it!
Keep sparkling! :)
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