In my younger days, I had no patience for sewing.
And then I had kids. And cats.
For the kids, I've made so many costumes that I'd thought I was working in the MGM sweatshop. First, there were Halloween costumes, and, after those, costumes for the characters that they played in various plays and musicals.
And for the cats, I have made slipcovers. And cats, being cats, have eventually done what they do with slipcovers, which explains why, for this chair and ottoman, I am on my third slipcover.
But from the back? You can see why I'm making yet another slipcover.
Here is the ottoman minus its slipcover, which I've taken apart to use as a pattern for the new slipcover. From the obvious fading of the fabric, it's been more than a few years since I made Slipcover 2.0.
And here's a closeup of how I do it -- lots of pins and, because this fabric does more than the usual amount of raveling, lots of zigzagging the seams.
I'll keep you updated on the progress (and the amount of cat hair that's accumulating). I've almost finished the ottoman and will be moving onto the chair soon. I'm hoping that checking in every now and then will keep me motivated on this project.