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House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020

Manuela

House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« on: July 27, 2020, 06:27:06 AM »
Welcome to the House Beautiful Contest, as the name says, this all about sewing for the home – upholstery, slip covers, curtains, blinds, cushion covers…
Here are a few rules:

1. Sew something beautiful or useful (or both) for a home (yours or someone else's).

2. Home Decor is defined as anything used to decorate a home, indoor or out (e.g., curtains, cushions, quilts, tablecloths, bed linens, slipcovers, rag/patchwork/pom pom rugs, blinds, upholstery.....).

3. The items entered must include a significant sewn component. Remember this is a sewing competition, not a craft contest. (Eg: a sewn slipcover would qualify, but reupholstering a chair using only a staple gun would not qualify.)

4. You can enter multiple coordinating items as part of a single entry in the contest. (eg: a tablecloth and napkins, a duvet and pillow covers, etc).

5. You may enter multiple entries in the contest (but keep in mind you will be competing against yourself.)

6. Sewing starts on August 1st and finishes on August 31st - please submit pictures and a quick write up of your entries in this thread by September 7th.

7. Any Pattern can be used (commercial, self-drafted, combinations, downloaded , magazine patterns) or no pattern.


As usual, please use the template below to submit your entry:


(your name)'s Entry (indicate the number if you have more than one entry  ;))

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

Pictures (included in the text please)




wrenkins

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 09:57:52 AM »
Darnit! I've almost finished my two homey things. Shoulda, woulda, coulda read the contests list!  :faints:
I love that room @Manuela but found myself saying stop as more and more things were added!  0_0
I'm looking forward to this one.  :loveit:
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 10:01:29 AM »
I loved that room for about the first three shots, then I was saying "stop!" too.

I wonder if I should make some covers for my overlocker and coverstitcher - but maybe not in leatherette this time?

Acorn

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 10:02:15 AM »
This may be just what I need to get those new bedroom curtains made.  I've had the fabric since Christmas, but have been waiting to get the room wallpapered - the decorator delayed at the start of lockdown and hasn't come back to us yet.  I would normally do the wallpapering myself, but I want the time we're out of the room to be as short as possible!

Anyhow... curtains.  Maybe.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Syrinx

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 10:08:11 AM »
Ooooh I need to make some practice wholecloth things - maybe I should bring them up and do them in August - they will end up as placemats, whether I keep them or gift them depends on how much I like them hahaha

Starryfish

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 10:43:56 AM »
I'm going to make a Closet Case pouffe with a lot of green moleskin and drill leftovers. It won't really go with the decor in any of the rooms but will be handy for storing scrap fabric. We plan to redo the spare bedroom so could plan the colour round the pouffe?
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BrendaP

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 13:58:39 PM »
Yesterday I ordered some stripy fabric to recover two garden reclining chairs.  Would that count?
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

SewRuthieSews

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 16:38:46 PM »
Ah ha, I shall hold off on my storage box covers then, just for a few days.
I think I have worked out how to do it though.

Flobear

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 16:46:10 PM »
Ooh, I've been planning for a while how to use my first-ever fat quarters and finally have an idea and the fabrics ready to go. What it ends up as remains to be seen  ;)
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Manuela

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 01:12:28 AM »
Yesterday I ordered some stripy fabric to recover two garden reclining chairs.  Would that count?

As long as there is sewing involved, yes @BrendaP

BrendaP

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 10:14:03 AM »
I've stripped one of the loungers down - I need to keep the other one intact for now because Terry likes to snooze on it.

The fabric has arrived and I've cut it out using the the old one as the pattern and have salvaged for re-use the zips and the stuffing.
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Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

BrendaP

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 10:16:59 AM »
 I've got the zips inserted into the first cover.  Fabric is very stiff so not particularly easy to sew.

The 'cheating' ready made piping has arrived; it's a good match for the pink in the fabric and I can now get on with finishing the first cover.
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Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

elisep

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2020, 14:34:21 PM »
I have 2 cushions I’d like to make but I’m not sure that they will qualify.
Number 1 is a piece of cotton drill that I screen printed on a screen printing day course last December. It’s been hanging around all that time and I just need to finish it!!
Number 2 is a piece of teal velvet that I painstakingly Canadian-smocked by hand in front of the tv in the evenings over the last few months!

I am hoping as none of the actual sewing has started (they are just squares of fabric not cut down to size) that it might be ok. However using that rationale number 1 will be ok, but number 2 is iffy! On the one hand, hand sewing is sewing, on the other, Canadian smocking is just an embellishment like the screen printing  :thinking:

Need the official ruling, please  0_0
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RJR_38

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2020, 21:37:08 PM »
I should have waited 3 days before finishing my tuffet lol.

I have just started making an etui box - would that count? They are designed to sit in a ladies sewing area and be decorative while containing their hand sewing tools. Here is an example of one from an Australian site   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] . There is some machine sewing involved but mostly hand stitching.

No worries if not - just thought it would be fun to enter a contest for once!

Lilian

Re: House Beautiful Contest - 01.08.-31.08.2020
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2020, 22:38:49 PM »
I might just have a cusion I want to make  :thinking:  :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)