Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Saddle Cover
How does one end up with a saddle in the kitchen? My niece asked me to make her a saddle cover. Looking online, I found that they are fancy-schmancy things shaped to the saddle. If you are gonna use the cover for riding in the rain in addition to a dust cover, I can understand the need for the shaped design. I know my niece. Riding in the rain is never happening. That eliminated the need for any special shape. Saddles are kept inside which in my mind eliminates the need for ties. It's not going to get blown off! Once again I managed to get my sewing project down a simple rectangle.
I used a laminated fabric from Free Spirit designed by Parson Gray for the top. It's from the Curious Nature collection fittingly named Trade Blanket Smoke. I feared that the laminate would be difficult to sew, but it was a breeze with the Teflon foot.
The other side is a piece from my stash that I believe is from Joann's Soft N Comfy line.
It was finished and sitting in the front hall for pick-up in less than two hours. I actually finished this in July, but my Adobe Photoshop has been so difficult to use that I haven't been able to get pics for the blog. It's one of the main reasons I've been blogging so little. Putting the new Windows on my computer allows me to use another program that is simple and quick. I love Microsoft!