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« on: May 31, 2005 07:05:08 PM »

I just taught myself to embroider (thank you Sublime Stitching), so I went on a kick of embroidering everyone's birthday gifts.

My mom works in the office of a dirty trucking company. She always complains of how gross her chair is. So I decided to make her a chair cover. She was on vacation at the time so I couldn't get any details out of her. All I knew was she had an office chair. Luckily we have 2 different kinds of office chairs in our basement, so I could make sure the covers fit both.

http://photos12.flickr.com/16773046_79bf68bd80_m.jpg

I just cut out old sheets and hoped that all the pieces would work. Surprisingly I did a pretty good job. A minor mistake in stitching 2 layers for the butt cushion and then sewing on the sides. I should have just pinned everything and sewed once (but I like to think of it as a border).

Here's a close up of the embroidery. Same thing on both the seat and on the back of the back rest cover.

http://photos14.flickr.com/16773047_c6eb28595d_m.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005 07:39:19 PM »

ah! thats so awesome! A great way to spruce up office chairs which are pretty much guaranteed to be boring!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 07:36:48 AM »

darling pattern you chose.

sublime stitching rocks my socks. i love love love the little kit thing i bought.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005 04:46:41 AM »

How thoughtful and it turned out quite nice.  Now, im curious about embroidering. I dont have much sewing skills and im wondering how easy is it to learn from Sublime Stitching?  It seems to get good reviews and i see it mentioned all over

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 05:14:34 AM »

SS has the greatest kits, etc. and VERY EASY. I don't sew or knit or anything and mine always turn out great (as has everyone else's I've seen posted here)!
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005 05:18:58 AM »

That's a great idea! The boy's office chair is getting a bit worn out. I'm going to have to borrow your idea, and since he owns his own business, I can embroider his company name onto it! Yay! Thanks for sharing!

As for Sublime Stitching, I love it and highly recommend it. Great patterns and easy instructions.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005 09:07:36 PM »

i LOVE the embroidery its so cute....i wish i could do that...maybe ill give it a try sumday
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2005 09:48:36 PM »

What a thoughtful thing to do.  Warm fuzzy.
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