I love to watch movies on my tablet as I sew. It really helps keep me focused.
Taryn’s step by step instructions were really easy to follow. I collected a 1/4 yard for the main body and some scraps to sew together for the sides of our Maison de Provence fabric. The color really complements my sewing room.
But really, it would look great in just about any fabric!
I did adjust the pattern a little. I love how she really doesn’t tell you how to make the different pieces—so if you have scraps, just make your own scrappy fabric and then cut it to the right size.
I didn’t make a pieced front like she did, since I figured it would be covered up most of the time. I love that if you want to save time, you can just cut out the pattern pieces without any piecing.
I made the “shelf tongue” a little longer so it could also accommodate a book if needed.
I really wanted the stop shelf to have some weight, so I used walnut shells in the shelf—but used the bean bag filler for the body. I did try to just use Polyfill for the body, but I found that hard to get the right fullness and stability, so the little balls (bean bag fill) worked the best for me.
OK. So, if you look closely, you will notice that my corners and points did not come out as beautiful and as sharp as Taryn’s did—but that didn’t have anything to do with her directions, that is all the sewer’s issue. I am still really happy with how it turned out and I am really love having it in my sewing room.
This would be handy by a computer too if you need to type from a document.
PS: There is a pocket on the backside—not really sure what I will use it for, but as we all know that if there is a pocket, you will definitely find a purpose for it.
PPS: If I were to make another, I would use a slightly stiffer fusible stabilizer to give the body a little more structure.
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