Thank You, Martha Stewart

It's not often that I get to teach my Hubby something new, especially in regards to his work.

Yesterday happened to be one of those moments.

A female customer, requested that Hubby make her 3 vinyl cushions.  She also wanted 3 cloth covers for the cushions, but she wanted something like the fold over sandwich baggies.

Although the woman was speaking Spanish, Hubby was having a hard time understanding what she wanted.  And he's been in the upholstery biz for 19 years!

That's where I stepped in.  I knew exactly what she was talking about.  And we had a two minute conversation about the practicality of these fold-over covers before she left.

Hubby turned to me and asked, "Do you really know what she's talking about?"

To which I answered,  "Of course!  I've seen Martha Stewart do it a couple of times.  How hard can it be?"

I measured.  I cut material.  I hemmed.


I stitched up the sides.


And voila...three fold-over covers! Cute, huh?


I knew all these years of watching Martha Stewart, in English and in Spanish, would come in handy some day!

With Love,

24 comments:

  1. Yay! I love it when that sort of stuff happens. I like those sorts of pillow covers, no buttons, no zips easy to take off and put on. Congratulations on a job well done. Oh, btw what are slipcovers called in Spanish? I have a friend who wants to have some made, but I have no idea what they are called.
    regards,
    Theresa

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  2. Very pretty! I'm impressed, once again, with your skills.

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  3. They are beautiful! Fair warning to you that when I refocus my life from career to domesticity I will be hitting you up for bastante help. :D

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  4. Those look wonderful Leslie! Gosh I wish I could sew!

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  5. Maybe this is an excuse to come and meet you - we need some cushions for our bamboo furniture.

    My father-in-law was an upholstry guy (now deceased) - I enjoyed watching him work - a cool job really.

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  6. upholstery - sorry I really do know how to spell that odd word ;-)

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  7. I need to get me some of these! I have one with a zipper that annoys the crap outta me!

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  8. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

    Anna
    P.S. Stopping by from SITS today.

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  9. I am so jealous. And so craft/Martha Stewart challenged!!

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  10. Awesome job Leslie - they look fantastic!! Your hubby is a lucky man to have such a crafty lady!!!

    I too love these covers, you can easily remove them to be washed!!!

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  11. Any possibility of a tutorial? I always change my mind about what throw pillows I want, so making quick-change covers looks great!

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  12. These are so cute! Excellent work -- thank goodness for Martha Stewart.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  13. It was probably your intuition as well. Give yourself some credit, girl!

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  14. They turned out great!! I bet your hubbie was impressed!

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  15. These turned out wonderful! Move over Martha Stewart!

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  16. WOW! Those look amazing!!! (sigh) Someday I'll be clever with a sewing machine too... I just know it! =)

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  17. That's really cute and how fun to be able to show your hubby. Women speak the same language, you see!

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  18. I love those kind of fold-over covers! They are great. Well done. All your years of research payed off.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by. They came out great! I won't have know what she needed.

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  20. Love the cushions. My MIL did upholstery work and she gave us one of her commerical sewing machines. I just love it.

    Irma :)

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  21. I love the way you made them. For sure gave me some ideas. I also love the fabric choice. So cute. Well done Leslie.

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  22. I wish I could sew :( I'm so helpless in that :P

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