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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.


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.


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:



4 Responses to “Dressing up a dressing table”

  1. andi Says:


  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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