Do-it-yourself…This is the second part of the project — I recovered the torn cushion — click HERE for that DIY post.
After that refurbishment, it was clear that I needed to find a way to create a matching canopy. There was no way I could be satisfied with two different patterns and color schemes.
There are tons of online tutorials, but I decided to freestyle it — I took a bunch of measurements and went back to JoAnn‘s Fabrics.
First I cut and pinned the striped material to the top; then I hemmed all the raw edges; repinned, and sewed it all together. It was sooo difficult to work with that much canvas material, especially the way it bunched up on the sewing machine, but I persevered because I’m stubborn that way.
It feels good to try new things, but I’ll definitely NOT take on this project again!
The corners were tricky…but from far away it looks fine!
Under the shade of a non-fruiting mulberry tree…with an orange orchid photobombing the picture.
It looks great if you don’t get too close…matching up the stripes is always a challenge; one side’s perfect — the other not so much. Oh well…
What do you think? Have you ever tackled a job or a project even though it’s incredibly difficult? Were you proud of yourself for meeting the challenge or did you give up before it was completed?
- 5 Simple Sewing Projects to Replace Disposables (craftingagreenworld.com)
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