Archive for January, 2012

Stepping up my game!
January 27, 2012

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Introducing my 2 new work horses. The Juki DNU-1541 Walking foot sewing machine and Juki DDL-5550 Single Needle Lock stitch sewing machine.

I am in love with the lock stitch machine. It sews like a dream with power the power of a Harley. I sew like a grandma on it because it’s so fast. The dealer asked if I wanted the speed tuned down, I told him I will get used to it!

The Walking Foot machine still scares me. It’s like the butchest sewing machine I have ever seen. It sews leather, Vinyl and heavy fabric of all kinds. The needles are as think as nails.

With these 2 machines I have greatly improved my stitch quality, not to mention, the range of projects I can take on.

Dougitha Goodboy just stepped up his game!

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My date with a Dane
January 27, 2012

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This Danish Modern lounge chair and ottoman was a fun little job. The original wool tweed had worn through and the owners want it replaced. The whole cover is a tailored tube that you slip over the padded frame. Once adjusted correctly, then the tufting secures the cover in place.

A nice comfortable straight back chair
January 22, 2012

This was a quick little redo for a new client. The customer had lamented how hard it is to find good sturdy new furniture that doesn’t break the bank. She found this little chair at a thrift shop and asked me to recover it.
Voila! A sturdy straight back chair for about $125 including the chair, reupholstery, new foam and fabric.

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A slip that doesn’t show
January 21, 2012

This little Ottoman got a quick facelift with a slip cover. I padded the top panel so that it appears to be a tight upholstery job. I think the effect worked nicely. Not bad for someone that dislikes slipcovers. 🙂

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Second time is the charm…
January 21, 2012

This is a little redo I did for a recent client. I learned how to build in lumbar support into the back cushion with this project. I am quite pleased with the final results… Even if the final results looks like I was trying to knock off Crate & Barrel!

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