Last year, I made my first slipcover to cover a chair from my mom. You may remember it.
This year, I tackled a much easier project. I made a slipcover for this little footstool.
I purchased some white denim and washed and dried it in the dryer to be sure it was washable in the future. Then I cut a rectangle that would reach over the stool on all sides. Laying the fabric wrong side up and using pins I fitted it to the stool.
After sewing the corners, I turned it inside out and slipped it on top of the stool to make sure it fit well. Because the corners slope more than the sides, I had to trim a bit of length on the corners.
Then I cut a strip 4 inches wide to make a band around the bottom. I put a little pleat on all 4 sides to add interest and hemmed the bottom edge. I also used the rest of the lace I used on my shelf cover project to dress it up a little.
After sewing it together, I gave it a good pressing. I really like how it turned out!
I think it is the perfect length as it still shows a bit of the curvy leg.
The starkness of the white still bugs me a bit so I am considering tea dying it. The lace and fabric are cotton so they should take another colour well. Do any of you have any experience with tea dying? Am I crazy to consider it?
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