The web is crawling with people tackling life’s messes on Tuesday, BUT who knows tackling more than The Football Wife? Each Tuesday I encourage you to work on a project in your house… whether it’s hanging new photo frames, sewing a dress, or organizing your recipes, I want to see what you’ve accomplished!
Today on Tackle it Tuesday, I’m showing off the dirtiest little secret in our house: the fabric kitchen bench. We bought this little piece of furniture with wedding money from Ballard Designs which once had an adorable red slipcover. Once Ellie outgrew her highchair, this became her seat of choice. When the slipcover got ruined, we took it off and then this happened to it:
Its destruction was inevitable. I asked Ellie, “Who made this mess?”
The honest girl that she is replied, “I did! Ta-da!”
I’ve been wanting to make a slipcover for a long time. The easiest thing to do is to tear apart an existing slipcover to use as a pattern, but I sent it away in hopes that a new cover would be made by someone who I will remain unmentioned. So, I consulted this sewing book for a little help.
Basically, you just cut fabric and pin the right sides together. Then there’s some clipping, marking, and eventually sewing. The needle in my machine *could* have been stronger, so I struggled a little bit sewing through the oilcloth. BUT, here is the end result:
Goodbye marker, chocolate ice cream, & pee stains.
Hello, liquid proof slipcover!
Just remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Just get busy! I’m nosy & want to see what you’re up to, so let’s link up!