Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sunny Sewing

Due to our negligence and raising a border collie puppy, we have no good lawn chairs. All of them have been rotted by the weather and chewed up.

Sitting outside in the evenings watching the kids splash around in the baby pool or play baseball is no fun when you have to sit on the hard wooden steps or the ground. Laying out to get a little sun is out of the question too. So I decided to do something about it.

At a Memorial Day Sale fabric sale I got three yards of cheapo white terry cloth, with the intention of making a cover for my lounge chair (the only one even close enough to still holding together to make it worth the effort.)

I started by doing some very technical duct tape repairs. Then I traced around the chair took some careful measurements .

I sewed pockets on each end and two tie straps in the center then slipped it over my chair.

The whole project took about 30 minutes and it turned out perfect for a little sunbather.....
....or two.
Of course it has rained almost everyday since then so I haven't been able to try it out yet...but I'm looking forward to putting it to good use very soon.