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Budget Savers, Sewing

Part 4 of Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – Making Matching Buttons

Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – Part 1 Part 2 – The Faux Piping Part 3 – Sewing the Back and Seat Together When I was removing the buttons from the cushions prior to taking the cushions apart, I started thinking about where I was going to get new buttons that would match the new fabric.   I checked out the price…

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Sewing

Part 3 of Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – Sewing the Back and Seat Together

Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – Part 1 Part 2 – The Faux Piping Once I had the back and seat cushion covers sewed and the batting inserted into each, I basted the open end of each cushion to close the cushion and hold the fabric in place. For the next step of sewing the back cushion and the seat cushion…

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Sewing

Part 2 of Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – The Faux Piping

Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – Part 1 To create the faux piping effect on the cushions, I took advantage of the white stripes on the blue and white striped fabric. I placed the ruler lengthwise along the stripes, so that I would be leaving ½” of white along each side of the blue stripes.   Then I cut along the entire…

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Budget Savers, Sewing

Recovering Lawn Chair Cushions – Part 1

Last summer, I recovered all 5 of our lawn chair cushions.  It was a huge undertaking but the finished result was so worth it. While it’s unlikely that you have the exact same set as I do, I thought I’d share with you how I went about recovering mine. I’ll start with the fabric I used.  In the spring of…

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Quilting, Sewing

How to Join Strips of Striped Fabric

While searching through and organizing my computer photo files, I came across pictures I had taken while joining the striped borders for the flying zebra baby and child-sized quilts.  At the time, I thought maybe others would like to see how I went about sewing the strips of border fabric together on the diagonal while at the same time matching…

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Budget Savers, Sewing

How to Mend a Torn Sheet

Last summer, the sheets were on the line when we had one of those pop up thunder storms come through.  We hurried out to rescue the sheets before they got soaked.   They hadn’t had a chance to completely dry, so we decided to hang them over a couple of bedroom doors. Except… when I was trying to fling the fitted…

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Sewing

How to Remove a Vintage Singer Sewing Machine from Its Cabinet

While browsing through the search words or phrases that have brought people to my blog I noticed a few were searching for how to remove a vintage Singer sewing machine from it’s cabinet so I thought a quick picture post was in order. First you’ll want to lift the machine out of the cabinet and tilt it all the way…

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