December 13, 2012

Does It Get Any Better?

I didn't think it was possible but my love of burlap has grown even more.   Have you seen all the different colors and patterns that are now available in burlap?  I was in my local fabric store a few weeks ago and spotted some bolts behind the counter area that hadn't even made it onto the shelves.  It was burlap dressed up for the holidays - colors like red and green with gold circles or with just enough of a gold thread to make it festive.  I managed to contain my excitement and thought about what I could make.  I took 1 1/2 yards (my go to yardage for pillows or a table runner).   I chose cream with a gold thread running through it.  I decided to make covers for the kitchen chairs - a cozy shawl for the winter months LOL.  Here's the details of the project;

Cream burlap with just the right amount of sparkle

Pin right sides together and sew one side

Open and make hem along bottom

Stitch hem

Close with right sides together and sew along other side and top

Finished cover with tassel

Dressed for the winter

I'm partying with

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. The tassel is a perfect addition. These covers really make the room look festive. I found this on Elizabeth and Co.