September is National Sewing Month
and it's Waverly Fabric's 90th Aniversary!
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Waverly are having a Waverize It Challenge.
They sent me 2 yards of Waverly upholstery fabric
to get my creative on!
They challenged bloggers to come think out of the box and sew up something
out of the ordinary. To transform something in our lives through sewing
and Waverly fabric.
Well, I decided my market umbrella that I recently got from LA Shop
could use a slipcover.
Making slipcovers for umbrellas is thinking out of the box that's for sure.
The fabric they sent me is Waverly Blossoms Boutique.
It's big and bold and the fabric is a nice weight and super easy to sew.
It flowed through my sewing machine like butter.
I let the Waverly fabric inspire my table for two in the garden.
Hot pink damask plates and roses...all that is needed is cucumber sandwiches and lemonade.
Those melamine outdoor dishes came from target several years ago.
I have twelve of them and have never used them.
Back to the umbrella....
It really adds a garden party vibe to my umbrella!
Ok, so I cheated...Jo-Ann sent me 2 yards of fabric but this project took four yards.
I had to purchase two more yards....oh well...
I have instructions on how to make your own umbrella slipcover at the end of this post but
first I want to tell you about the Waverize It Contest.
During September 1 - 22, Jo-Ann and Waverly are hosting a Waverize It! Facebook
contest open to all consumers. I hope you are inspired by my project to create something of your own.
The grand prize for this contest is $1,000
in Waverly fabric and a $250 Jo-Ann gift card!
I am not eligible for this contest as I'm in the official Jo-Ann blogger contest.
So you won't be competing with me.
More details here...
Follow that link and the Jo-Ann website will tell you exactly how to enter.
Now, on to how I made that crazy slipcover.
It's not hard...it's just big!
I hope you accept the challenge.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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