Tutorial: Ottoman Slipcover Pattern

I recently moved into a small one bedroom apartment in the city. Small city spaces seem to always pose a problem when it comes to furniture. Luckily, I found the perfect sofa. It’s not quite as small as loveseat, but not as large as a traditional couch, basically a perfect fit. Since the size of…

Maine Antiquing and The Complete Book of Needlecraft

While living in Michigan, I visited second-hand stores and estate sales with religious zeal. The good finds were endless, 20 pairs of knitting needles for $2, vintage furniture in great condition, bolts of amazing fabric for under $4, and so much more! However in Boston, with less second-hand shops and more people, you end up…

Tutorial: Recover kitchen chairs

Yesterday I decided to recover the cushions on a small cafe table I have in my kitchen since the blue coverings currently on them were looking drab and worn. It’s a quick and simple project, all you need is a staple gun, scissors, pliers, and a screw driver, plus 1-2 yards of the fabric of…

a saturday sew-a-thon

I got the sewing machine out today for the first time in about 8 months. Luckily, sewing is like riding a bike and you quickly remember what to do. I started my sewing day by turning an old pair of sweatpants into a dog coat for Chauncey, my doxin aka dachshund. Doxins, as you may…