Monday, October 24, 2011

Slipcover for Sitting Room

When my mom was here visiting, before she caught her flight back to Arkansas, she made a slipcover for the the ottoman in our sitting room out of some crisp cream fabric I had been saving. The ottoman is a great dark leather and the matching chair is actually in the guest room, but I wanted the ottoman for our master sitting room. I felt the leather was too dark for the space, so my mom was kind enough to whip out a pretty ruffled cover.

It looks so happy and bright in the sitting room now!

She made a slipcover for our living room as well, but for this one, instead of box pleats, she made a ruffle. Don't you love ruffles? Oh, they make me so happy! : )

She used my sewing machine and taught me a few new tricks, as well. Living 1,000 miles from home {and help} will make you listen very, very carefully to sewing advice.

She did get a few pointers from a little guy with a lot of sewing experience.
I know she was so appreciative to have been an audience for his surging and seaming wisdom. : )

Thanks, Mom.
Though I rarely have time to relax in our sitting room, I do put makeup on and get dressed there and I sure love seeing that pretty slipcover. 

Speaking of my little helper, he "helped" himself to my Sonic drink that I thought I had hidden away up on a tall counter.

Guess not! Little rascal!  : )

{I've added this post to my "Tutorial" page on my bar if you want to try your hand at making one for yourself!}


  1. such a sweet post! i have no idea how to even turn on a sewing machine, so i'm uberly impressed :)

    your little sitting room is darling!

  2. I think I've said it before, but I would love to stop by and sit in that sitting room and look at a new Southern Living magazine or write a letter! :)Adorable space! Your mom is super talented!

  3. If I'm ever "up that way", I'd love to meet! We live in Little Rock--let me know if you're passing through here, too! :)

  4. What a cute room!!! Love it;)))) your mama is talented!

  5. Super cute!! Love the ruffle!

  6. Thanks for all the kind words. Anyone can sew you just have to keep trying, & pick out allot of sems from time to time but thats how you learn is to just find some time & do it. It might not turn out to great at first but the more you do it the better you will get. And having a little helper (Harbor William)makes it even more fun :) I love your little seating area. I know you don't have much free time to ever seat there now but Harbor won't always take up so much of your time as the years pass & they will pass so very fast remember you can seat later down the road of life & enjoy your quit little seating area but for now you can only see it from afar & from passing thru it as your days are so busy with little one at home, these really are the best years. I miss you not being little. Miss & love you...MOM