Sewing At Home and For Sea

Recently, we posted on the Riggin blog, yes, hey, there’s a Riggin blog!  Yes, we posted on the Riggin blog about my winter projects.  While Jon gets to work with wood and metal, I get to work with food and fabric.  Usually I vacillate between knitting and food, but this winter fabric has taken my fancy.  And then I found a new love – an industrial machine.  My goodness these things are handy!

A long time friend, who has been doing the canvas work for the Riggin since the beginning of our ownership has always offered that I use her machines to make hand bags or some other fun project.  That’s not out of the question, but we had some things around the house that were needing some attention, so I approached her about her mentoring on something a little more complicated than bags.  She’s a peach and was game.

The slipcovers for our house settee were the first project.  I loved that so much, a slipcover for a chair upstairs was next.  Then I sewed a couple of things for the boat before I got back to pillow covers.  Hopefully, I will have time to do another slipcover for the office chair before the winter is out and the garden takes all of my attention.

Here’s a look at a few of the things I’ve been working on for the house.

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Banding for the house settee. The fabric is a linen poly blend.
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The settee covers installed and being used!
Different angle, same settees.
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My new second home.
Apparently, I needed the whole shop – slipcover in the front, engine cover in the back, pillows to the right.
Cutting fabric for the pillows.
Chair before and after. I’m so pleased with the new look!

 

One thought on “Sewing At Home and For Sea

  1. Reminds me of a slipcover my mom and I did years ago. She pinned all the fabric and I sewed it. We took the old one apart and used the pieces as a pattern. Just had an old treadle Singer sewing machine.

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