Sunday, May 31, 2020

May's WOOFA Finishes

May was not an especially productive month for me as far as my WOOFA list. It's been sunny and not-too-hot outside so I've been focusing my efforts toward working in the yard. The only sewing project I managed to entirely finish was the navy and gold placemats.
But I did manage to make progress on a project that was really difficult for me: the living room reupholstery project. I finally summoned the courage to sew the couch fabric and I think they turned out decent. There were definitely mistakes made; I still haven't figured out how to get the fabric stretched really tight. I'll probably have to remove them occasionally and restretch and staple the fabric. At least this fabric should hold up a lot better to wear.
I cannot finish the back cushions because I don't have zippers for them. I ordered some back in March right before all the coronavirus shut-downs and I never received them. At this point, it doesn't look like I ever will. I think I'll have to call around to some of the local upholstery shops and see if they're open and if they sell zippers.


  1. Your table mats are wonderful and a great finish. Your upholstery looks gOOd to good luck finding the zippers... xox

    1. I managed to order some zippers off eBay so I'll get back to work on it soon.

  2. I never use zippers. They are a pain to insert and a pain to use. Instead, hand sew it shut. Not too bad to do or to open if you need to wash them. Much much easier than a zipper for those of us who sew.

  3. Hi Sharon wow I love your placemats ,such beautiful work my friend and love your upholstering project,well done Sharon xx