Friday, October 24, 2008

Rachel has been busy

We have been planning to make new covers for our couch cushions for quite some time now. It took us a long while to decide what type/color/pattern of fabric we would use. Then of course, we had to find the fabric, within our budget. After that, we had to figure out how to sew the covers, as we didn't want to use zippers (which was the closing used for the original covers).

For more than 3 years, we've been tucking fabrics over the couches, to hide the worn, stained, torn covers, but finally, this week, Rachel finished sewing the new cushion covers!

Here is a picture of one of the couches in its old green cover, which was actually a curtain panel (we didn't love these covers, but they went well with the paint in our old house).



Now here is a picture showing the original flowered cushion covers. Rachel displayed them to show a part of the fabric which, though faded, is similar to what the fabric originally looked like, and a really bad part, showing how extremely worn the cushions were.



And finally, here are the newly adorned couches! Aren't they nice?



What would I do without Rachel?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Trish! She sure is handy with a needle!
~teacherpippi

Madame Blueberry said...

beautiful!

Joyce said...

Terrific!! The couches look like new! I'm impressed! Yeah for your dd. :)

Birthblessed said...

Good job, Rachel!

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Wow! They look great! What a blessing!

Beth said...

Great job Rachel!!
Way to use those talents that God has so richly bestowed on you!
Don't you think its amazing how God puts together our families? All those different personalities, gifts, talents, and challenges!
He is awfully creative himself...looks like Rachel is just following in her Father's footsteps! ; ]