Does anybody have a basic sewing machine my wife can borrow? I promise she’ll give it back.

(she’s looking at the chair in our basement and thinking about reupholstering it.)

Date posted: February 8, 2006 | Filed under house | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to Dear Internet.

  1. Linda says:

    Sure … but you’ll have to come get it. 😉

  2. ren says:

    Ditto. I’m considering a new one, so she can have mine–you can pick it up when you come up, actually.

  3. tbtine says:

    Thanks you guys. I’m trying not to get freaked out by the book I got from the library—having tried to do something like this once before (sans directions), I’m a little shy.

    Well, that and the blue gingham prairie skirt and puffed sleeve shirt I made in 1981 make me afraid of sewing.

  4. Linda says:

    Are you planning to make a slipcover, or actually reupholster the chair?

  5. tbtine says:

    Mostly reupholster, but given the style of the chair, there would be some sewing required.

    Honestly, at this point I’m thinking I should start with a much less ambitious project.

  6. ren says:

    Slipcovers are harder than reupholstery, I’d venture. And gingham is just scary no matter what.

  7. Linda says:

    I totally agree with Renie – that’s why I asked. I’m nowhere near good enough to attempt a proper slipcover yet.