Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Designer Fabric

My front yard benches are a nice place to sit and chat when a neighbor walks by but last year Sasha ate my bench cushions. So, I needed to recover my cushions and there just happened to be a fabric sale this weekend. Wheee-----perfect timing for once.

So off I went to the fabric store to pick my pattern. But . . . all the choices. Should I pick blue? Yellow? or perhaps a color that would hide the dirt...but that wouldn't be "sew" pretty ;)

I spent a long time wandering the aisles trying to pick my fabric pattern...but there were polka dots, strips, and even Victorian designs. In the end, I went with a Better Homes and Gardens fabric that reminded me of spring. . . now if only the rains would stop.

To cover the cushion, I started with the foam and the fabric spread out on the floor. I had to find a lot of room to see what I needed to do. I laid the fabric and the foam out so I could cut it to size.

 Then I sewed it together. I thought it turned out pretty colorful and it will definitely feel so much better on my behind. Now I just need to make some pillows and get a fresh coat of paint on those seats.


Adrienne said...

What pretty fabric!
Our dogs are two of a kind - I made ours a bed very similar to your new cushion, but she ate it :/

David Batista said...

I'm not a dog person, so I have a very silly question . . .

What do dog owners mean when they say the dog "ate" something that isn't exactly food? Do you mean the dog just tore it to shreds with its teeth. Or do you mean it actually swallowed and digested the object?

I always wondered about this. Oh, and a very nice cushion! I have to admit it looks sooo inviting to sit upon. I hope you show us an updated pic after the repainting and when the sun comes out. :)

Kim Kasch said...

Adrienne: I know dogs can be crazy but we love 'em anyway.

David: Some dogs, like mine and Adrienne's, eat most anything and everything. I've known dogs that eat rocks and when they "pass" through their system it's painful.

My dog only ripped and chewed on the fabric...this time. But she has eaten...literally...lots of inedible things, including lots and lots of underwear. Sometimes you'll find bits and pieces of fabric out in the yard - after it's "passed" through her.

And sun...? What's that? Around here it might be confused with a UFO.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's such a wonderful spot.

Jen on the Edge said...

Very pretty!