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Dressing up a dressing table January 14, 2007

Filed under: Interiors,Sewing — lauravw @ 6:08 pm

In our guest bedroom we have a plain brown wooden set of drawers. It’s somewhat like a dressing table because it has an attached mirror and a glass top. We’re working on making the room look nice at the moment, and yesterday bought some fabrics to frame and hang on the walls. This afternoon I made a quick and simple cover for under the glass on top of the drawers. Here’s what the fabric I used looks like.

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First I measured the fabric by laying the glass over it and drawing round it with tailor’s chalk. I allowed 2cm for the hem on each side.

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The next part of my plan was to press the hems and then sew round the whole thing, but since the completed project will spend its life with a big heavy piece of glass pressed on top if it, I decided sewing wasn’t really necessary. I did fold in (mitre?) the corners and hand sew them together to held it holds its shape.

And voila:

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4 Responses to “Dressing up a dressing table”

  1. andi Says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Krissy Says:

    That is really pretty.

  3. Janie Viers Says:

    Love the colors and shapes. Abract circles dress up an oblong shape… just right.


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