Tuesday, January 12, 2010

JUST TOO CUTE

I decided that the back of this slipcover was just too boring and plain, so I made these roses out of linen. (I thought the denim would be too stiff.)
I am really happy with how it turned out. This slipcover is for a metal folding chair and as it is a standard size, there is a pattern for it. I've never made a slipcover from a purchased pattern. It wasn't hard but wasn't as easy as you might think. Because I am used to actually cutting the fabric on the chair, as I am cutting, I figure out the best way to do it and know how I am going to have to sew it together. That step was eliminated here and so made it just a little challenging sewing it together.
I hemmed it higher than normal since this is my chair for the Farmers Market and I really don't want it getting filthy every week. I made the flowers to snap on and off, so I don't have to wash them along with the cover. Smart, huh?
The front looks positively plain after the cute back. I am not sure there is really anything to be done about it though. Any ideas?

This chair was my practice slipcover. I am going to be making these to sell at the Point Loma Farmers Market. I got crowns and chandeliers printed on white linen and they will be available on Sunday. I will probably post them in my Market Place, as well. Unless, of course, I sell them all on Sunday. Which could well happen, as it did last Sunday. Someone bought most of my pillows and the B&W toile slipcovered bench!

20 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Tamerie, I love that! I never thought of putting a slipcover on a folding chair... you are so creative! The roses on the back are so very pretty... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS I wish I could come to your little outdoor market!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the slipcover. The roses are fab. The front looks a bit plain but you will be sitting on it, so no one will notice.

Congratulations on the great sales at the last market! I can't believe my favorite bench sold!! sniff sniff!! Best of luck at the upcoming!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

angie said...

The roses are just too cute! Good luck on selling them.

Bryanna Lenan said...

The roses look awesome... and it is hard to believe that is a folding chair... holy cow of creation!! I betcha they sell up quick, quick, quick....

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! How absolutely adorable and the roses are the perfect touch! How about a printed crown on the top of the front? A seat fit for a queen!

Good luck this weekend Sweet Friend!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Maija said...

Winner winner chicken dinner!! You are finding your niche and it is good!!! Slipcovers for folding chairs with cool designs is brilliant! If you don't sell out this weekend, they will fly out of etsy!

Rita said...

Good luck at the market! I love the slip cover. When am I going to see you again?

Nancy said...

So darling! The roses are the perfect touch.
Nancy

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

cool chair - and it doesn't need anything on the front - it's a nice surprise to see the details on the back.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I think the rose are cute, that's great that everything is selling!
xxxx

Laurel said...

SO pretty. I love the roses. The talent.
One of my most cherished friends went to school at Point Loma-so so pretty. A pretty lady in a pretty place selling pretty things...Perfect.
Hugs sweet girl
Laurel

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Tamerie
I love these little roses and clip on is a great and practical idea...

Why don't you just have different seat cushions to jazz up the front.. you can alternate them to suit your mood and get to show off more of your fab creations at the markets .. and then of course there is the added bonus of a soft landing!!

Happy markets to you!!! xxx Julie

TriannasTreasures said...

Love the slip cover idea, it is so cute. The snap on rosettes are brilliant and adorable. I agree that a cushion on the seat might jazz it up a bit. I also think it might be nice to put a simple matching ribbon, piping or scallop detail along the bottom hem and/or if you make a cushion maybe use some on the edges of it as well. Happy Crafting!

Janet said...

Pretty and very feminine. The roses are just the right touch. I'm sure these will sell out!

K from WA said...

I love the roses.

My Shabby Roses said...

What a great little touch! You always do such a nice job!

Beach Vintage said...

That is just positively beautiful. I love it Tamerie.

Petit Coterie said...

I love everything that you make! You always come up with gorgeous things and those roses are adorable. I'm sure you will sell out right away. Wishing you the best in 2010.

xx, Michelle

NicNacManiac said...

Oh Tamerie,
I am so in love with this romantic slipcover...not only is it pink, but is has such pretty roses!!
Gorgeous!!! xOxO Nerina

Diane said...

That is adorable! Love it!