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From: Upholsteress
Date: 06-09-2007, 05:36 PM (1 of 11)
Hello Everyone,

I joined a while back... but am just now getting around to posting here. Thanks for letting me join in.

As you can see from my bio, I am an upholsterer(ess) :wink: I love cats,coffee,fluting and sewing.

Today is the first day in EONS that I have had the time and umph to do any domestic sewing. Replaced a jean zipper for dd2 and darned a huge rip in blue jeans for dd1 and repaired a pair of my work jeans as well as my DIL purse. (All are grown BTW... I'm the only one who sews... go figure!)

Years ago I made my own clothes and when my boys were young I made theirs too... Years later the girls came and I seeewwwwww enjoyed making all the frillies!!! But have been extremely busy with my uph work and just raising children and all .. I never had "time".... Today I realized I missed it.. aLOT!!!

I look forward to reading more here and learning how to customize my clothes and (dare I say it?) help my dd1 learn how to sew!

The "dummy" how-to fascinates me and I want to make one this fall... (as soon as I get these last 10 lbs off... Argh!)

Anyway -- thanks for letting me hang out :bg:
User: Upholsteress
Member since: 01-21-2007
Total posts: 35
From: AndreaSews
Date: 06-10-2007, 09:34 AM (2 of 11)
Welcome Cheryl. I'd love to see some of your upholstery some time!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: MaryW
Date: 06-11-2007, 07:32 AM (3 of 11)
Me too, that is one area of sewing I never really got much experience in. Welcome! :smile:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: temom
Date: 06-11-2007, 11:19 AM (4 of 11)
Hi Cheryl, and welcome! I won't be able to help you, as I am a newbie, but I do like coffee!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: Military_Mom
Date: 06-12-2007, 07:13 AM (5 of 11)
Welcome, Cheryl! You'll love these discussion boards. Lots of experienced, talented people here who are willing to share ideas and helpful information.
User: Military_Mom
Member since: 01-10-2005
Total posts: 109
From: IsabelleB
Date: 06-13-2007, 06:15 AM (6 of 11)
Welcome, Cheryl! Yes, we would all love to see your upholstery work. :smile:

I'm sure you will have lots if fun here, and find plenty of motivation to put you back on track with garment sewing. :smile:
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: esrun3
Date: 06-13-2007, 06:52 PM (7 of 11)
Hi Cheryl and welcome to the group! I'm with everyone else, would love to see your upholstery!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Upholsteress
Date: 06-16-2007, 12:55 AM (8 of 11)
Thanks for the welcome everyone! You can see examples of my uph work on my website. Pretty standard stuff.

Do any of you crochet? I read a thread recently about knitting... its amazing what you girls do!!!! I have very little knitting experience... did a scarf as a kid.. but liked crochet with yarn better.

A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at thread crochet... and made 2 of the Annie's Attic doll dresses - a bride doll and a victorian dress... did a few doilies.. but currently ~ am trying to finish my lap quilt!! (also on website :) )

I admire you ladies you sew everyday. The things you create are beautiful!
User: Upholsteress
Member since: 01-21-2007
Total posts: 35
From: grandma C
Date: 06-16-2007, 10:57 PM (9 of 11)
Cheryl, Your upholstry work is awsome. I Look forward to getting to know you here on the forum.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: plrlegal
Date: 06-16-2007, 11:08 PM (10 of 11)
Hi Cheryl and welcome. I'm fascinated with upholstery work. In fact, dh has created an ottoman for our master bedroom that I have all the materials to upholster but due to pending back surgery, I haven't dived into it yet. I've done a little upholstery (fitted dining room chair covers and a couple of stools, etc. but nothing major. And, also, yes, there are several of us on this site that crochet and a few knitters as well.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: MartySews2
Date: 06-25-2007, 07:51 PM (11 of 11)
Hi Cheryl,
Welcome to the group. I experimented many years ago with upholstery by tearing apart my old sofa bed. It was so challenging as I only had the book "Simple Upholstery" (think that was the name) as a guide. I finished the sofa in 3 evenings and loved it. I've also made chair cushions for DH's favorite rocking chair. This has been my only upholstery experience. Now, I have an 1890's horsehair sofa that I would love to change the fabric but am afraid to rip it apart. It also has 2 matching chairs. It's been in the family since the 1890's and has cane sides and back. It was DH's grandmother's summer porch furniture. The quote to have it professionally done was over $3000.00. Too rich for me but I do understand the cost factor.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
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