Monday, February 21, 2011

Upholstered sewing table

I have been busy working on my craft room. That's right, I can't believe I have a craft room... So, I laid out a quilt, then layered the lovely fabric, batting (normal quilting batting 3layers) and put the table on top. As you can see I spray painted the table legs prior.
My phone is usually a crucial thing, It's my mom on speakerphone... Love that girl! While I was doing this she was actually sewing drapes. Funny! I called to ask her if I needed to wash the fabric first- which she said "no, that just makes upholstered fabric weaker... (great tip) and one less step! I just pulled the edges tight and stapled. **another great tip: when stapling, if your staples are going in all the way, you aren't applying enough pressure. So really put yo back into it! I was sure to staple a couple on one side, and then a couple on the opposite side so I wouldn't get it puckering... It was nice and even.
I then just trimmed the excess fabric off. Now I can sew, and not have to move too much to iron something. I love it.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! What a chore, but it turned out great.