You may have noticed I've been doing way more sewing, than anything else, in my projects lately. I am practicing.
Because here it is JULY 1st...and I still have not tackled this project yet...
Oh yes! I still have them and NO! I've not done a thing with them... they are covered with sheets and quilts... because the foam inside the cushion is so badly deteriorated.
Why haven't I started you ask?
--besides the obvious... me being A POWER PROCRASTINATOR (don't know what that means, I just made that up and it sounded good! )
I've been spending the first half of this year working and practicing on all manner of sewing projects, familiarizing myself with sewing. It's important, right?
I sewed this little seat cushion on my sewing machine...
I was able to get some re-upholstery practice in too!
You can read all about that HERE where I guest posted at MRL!
and HERE I learned the fine art of re-covering AND attaching buttons with this little project.
But you see the problem with my Settee and Chair...
my little Elna SU electric air (funny story) ...just won't cut it.
I don't think I'll be able to sew upholstery fabric with it.
But do not fear...
I have a new weapon in my arsenal.
It is a
Husqvarna Automatic Viking 51 model.
My mom had one like this...or quite similar as memory serves me.
Oh yes... I think this little work horse will do just fine.
I bought this on Friday at a thrift store near us for half price ...marked down from $30...
YEP! $15 dollars
YEP! including the cute little sewing table.
I was elated!
It had some little problems...AGAIN...
T.H. and I worked on it some this weekend and then today He found the one little screw to make it run like a CHAMPION! ( personally,... I gave up on it :/ )
I've had to order the bobbin case; but it's on it's way and should be here by next week.
I'm so excited! I've watched some videos this weekend, last night I read the entire manual; and I also read up on different features ...and it is able to sew thru layers of leather!!!
(No, I'm not covering my settee with leather- I WISH! that would be gorgeous)
I think it will go through my fabric just fine.
I'm GIDDY just thinking about it.
Finally, brother, Whatsoever things are True, Whatsoever things are Noble, Whatsoever things are Right , Whatsoever things are Pure, Whatsoever things are Lovely, Whatsoever things are Admirable ; if anything is excellent and praiseworthy, think on such things. ~ Philippians 4:8