Although the couches Garry is building aren't ready to be upholstered, I decided to start working on the pillows. I couldn't find trim at the store to match the fabric, so in addition to cutting out pillow covers yesterday, I cut bias strips for almost 50 yards of corded trim. I based my calculations on the faulty notion that the fabric pattern ran horizontally instead of vertically. Despite this lapse in judgment I figured out a way to make it work. Here are some photos from the 8+ hours I spent on this project today.
|First step: cutting. My rotary cutter (and my brain) got a workout.|
|When I took this picture, I thought I had a big mess on the floor. It got so much worse.|
|Next up was cutting two-inch strips on the bias. Never done that before.|
|I hoped this pile would cover 26 yards of cord.|
|After consulting many online tutorials and a sewing friend,|
I cut all the tips off the bias strips.
|Another messy pile.|
|One by one, I sewed the strips together.
I eventually made almost 50 yards of trim.|
I will probably use the excess for seat cushions.
|Then I sewed the cord into the bias strips. This was rather tedious.|
|At long last I began sewing the covers together. Because of my goof with the grain,|
I pieced a few of the back panels.
|This is the first finished pillow. I think it turned out well.|
One down, six to go.