In my last post, when I showed you how I covered a bench with burlap...seen here, several of you asked what I was going to do with the "fun part" of the bag. Actually, at the time, I hadn't thought much about it.
A couple of you suggested that I might make a pillow, so I started thinking of how to go about it.
The burlap is so thick and fibrous, I was afraid I'd ruin my sewing machine, soooo....
I thought maybe I could use Heat 'n' Bond tape on the sides, instead of sewing them.
Although the Heat 'n' Bond seemed to work ok, I decided to do a blanket stitch on the edges, to reinforce them, and add a little decorative touch.
I had the jute twine, as well as the humongus needle to sew it with... I keep all kinds of
I also found a big bag of poly fill when I was cleaning out the closets the other day, and used that for stuffing, instead of buying a pillow form.
This is the blanket stitching I used on the edge. Don't look too closely at it. Hand stitching is another gene I didn't inherit.
Here's the "back side". Actually, this was on the front, but just folded over to make the back.
Ta Da! What do you think?
... and here it is on the bench in the foyer.
Thanks to everyone for your nice comments on the bench makeover, and for y'all who encouraged me to find a use for the graphics/fun side of the bag..."You asked for it". Hugs and thanks for the challenge.
Kim@Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Christina@I Gotta Create for Kiss and Tell...Jan. 11th.
Honey@ 2805 for Potpourri Friday
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Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday