If you've seen some smoke in the air, it's from my little sewing machine. We have been working the stitches to make up a new little sewing center. I am "sew" happy how it turned out. He he. I wanted to keep it low cost of course, and my idea started when I found a pre-cut piece of pine at Home Depot. It seemed a great size for a small table at 4' x 17 1/2". It was really inexpensive too, about $12.00 so we (my hubby) added some simple legs to it to make a table. Then I found some gorgeous Amy Butler fabric too. This is upholstery weight, so it's perfect for this type of thing.
The fabric skirt was really simple to make, just finishing the edges on a big rectangle shape to fit. Then I sewed down one side loosely and pulled on the thread to make a ruffle edge. It's held on just with thumb tacks. I just used the gold ones you can find at any store and painted them blue to blend in. Then I thrifted the chair for just $5.00, added some leftover wall paint to cover the old beat up finish and upholstered the chair with the same fabric. This was really easy too and let me play with my staple gun....almost as fun as a glue gun. If you've never done this before, I'm sure you can find some tutorials out on the web. I didn't take enough pictures this time.
I was having so much fun, that I also made a little sewing machine cozy to match. This was really simple too, I just made one large piece to cover front to back, then added two squares for the sides and sewed together. I then cut a long strip, hemmed the edges to make a ruffle for the front to add some pizazz. I even found a little lamp that was in the closet and painted it to match too. I know it might be a little too much blue for some, but I wanted to use what I had on hand first. I think it turned out pretty adorable, especially in real life. I wish I could reference a pattern, but I didn't use any (remember, I don't like to measure much). I just won't let you peek under there to see all the imperfections. He he.
Oh, and I made the little needle holder too some time ago. It helps to keep all my needles in one place. Its just all felt, sewed down the middle and some finish stitches on the spine. (just click the image to make it bigger)
And, I guess I made this little bowl too. I saw something similar on Etsy and was inspired. It's just a doily shaped over a bowl to make a new little adorable bowl. The accent is fabric, button and a few french knots.
I hope this might inspire someone to try to put their own touch to a little place in you home just for you too.