I’m in rut with my sewing; a pleasant rut because I love making shirts, but in the past I’ve sewn other items. I used to sew women’s clothing using vintage patterns – The variety was fun. I had a lot of patterns from the 1940s to the 1960s, the structure of clothing was so much better than modern patterns.
I also tried upholstery, I had a pile of tapestry samples and decided to make enough patchwork fabric for two settees.
This is one of them; (I should have placed the right side cushion better…careless)!
I upholstered the pair over two decades ago and they have survived dogs, parties and steam cleaning but they will be retired soon because their style is outdated, even though they are showing no sign of wear.
I’ve also covered a few chairs over the years, like this wing chair.
I discovered the easy way to upholster is to take the piece apart; unscrew the arms and back, which is easy, then the individual pieces are much easier to cover rather than making a throw-type cover.
Meanwhile, back to shirts. I do want to do something different, I just don’t know what yet.