Thursday, April 4, 2013
Too Lazy to Sew....
When i got back inside, I thought about what I could do whilst sitting down. Yup...Lazy.
I decided on finishing the wicker wing chair. I have told you how to do this a number of times on the blog, but I decided to run a quick refresher course on lazy pillow making.
I got started by cutting two identical pieces of card stock for each pillow. Then I glued those down to a strip of light weight quilter's batting. Not the fluffy kind.
I trimmed the pieces to the same size as the card stock squares. Then I cut a piece of fabric about 1/2" larger all around.
I glued two opposite sides to the back. Then I put glue on the other sides, one at a tome and turned the corners under as you see above. It's kind of like wrapping a package.
I wanted some cording of the same material, so I laid a thick line of glue along one edge of the fabric and put length of #5 Perle cotton in the center. Then I used my thumbnail to make sure that the cord was fully enclosed. I pushed the fabric up against the Perle cotton as close as I could get it. I let it dry and then cut the excess fabric very close to the crease. Then I glued it in the seam between the two halves of the pillow.
Once the glue is dry, you can scrunch these pillows by bending the whole thing. It will stay bent and look kind of squashed.
Anyway, now I have a place to sit and do things in the cottage....If I can shrink down and get there before Tessie does....The odds don't look to good...Gotta go.
See you tomorrow.