I was feeling a little blue this past week and had no motivation to work on my projects, projects that have been hanging around at the back of my mind.
Then, a little motivation came to sew a cushion cover for my dad's lazy chair. It is always good to have a purpose to push us forward, isn't it?
I took measurements when I was there and after browsing through my stash of fabric, I decided on this light blue striped linen fabric, not too busy and hardy enough as a cushion cover for a chair.
After measuring, I cut out the fabric that I needed...
...and hemmed the short edges for the envelope opening.
I chose to sew the envelope design which was simpler although it takes up more fabric. But hey, I have fabric to spare :)
I re-calibrated the fabric to ensure the measurements are correct with the envelope insert.
Once sure, I pinned the sides and started sewing the piece together.
I added an edge sewing too, to minimize fabric fraying.
The envelope insert was quite short or shallow and it made sense to add a button.
To insert a button, I first folded the cushion cover at the center and marked the middle with a wash away ink pen.
I prepared the snap button pieces and clamping tool.
I used the thumbtack piece of the snap button to poke a button through to mark the center of the cushion cover.
and flexed my hand muscles to tightly grip the button clamper.
Then, it was time to flex the opposite piece of the snap button.
The snap buttons need to be really pressed flat at the center, to enable the button to fasten and release with ease. If they are not flat enough at the center, the button might get stuck together.
Once the button is good, we are good.
Here, tested with the cushion. It fits just nicely :)
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