Piped Footstool Slip Cover

Today, in the next-to-last post on the Stitch Savvy blog tour, I’m so pleased to have Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread giving her review of the book!  Ellen is such a talented lady, with such a keen eye for clean, modern design.  I’m so excited to see what she thinks of the book–and totally love her fabric suggestions for the projects she liked best.

And I’m sharing the alternate view of the Piped Footstool Slip Cover, which has been really popular with folks over the course of the tour:

stitch savvy piped footstool cover

This is such a fun, simple slip cover to sew up, and the piping really makes it pop.  In Stitch Savvy, the original slip cover is straight and fitted.  This one is a gathered variation, which is also featured in the book as an alternate construction.  I love how light and fluffy it is–just right for a soft girls room!  This was made for an Ikea footstool that came in a number of variations–inexpensive and just the right size for adding a seat in any room in the house!

stitch savvy piped footstool

And when you have such cute babies who need seats, why not add an ottoman or footstool to every room, right?  I wish the pink in this Anna Maria fabric worked better with the girls’ room, because this sweet footstool would totally live in there if it did.

the long thread header

Take some time to tour Ellen’s blog while you’re there to read her review of Stitch Savvy!  She’s got an amazing array of tutorials, but even better than that, she does regular round-ups of tutorials around the web, making it a great one-stop place to find a huge range of ideas and sewing projects.  Plus, Ellen’s new fabric line, Stamped, makes me actually drool with desire!

Last stop on the Stitch Savvy blog tour is tomorrow, and Wednesday of this week I’m giving away TWO samples from the book!

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  • usairdoll
    January 23, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Sounds like an amazing book! Have enjoyed the hop, learning more about you, your book and even found some new blogs to follow! hehe.
    Really like the idea that you learn a skill with one project and then you can build on that skill with the next project. Seems so simple yet if you’re just learning, how great is it to be steered in the direction where you continue to learn and build upon your skills instead of taking on a project above your skill level, get frustrated and give up. Fingers crossed for tomorrow! hehe.