ikea chair cover i did this fall, i realized ... i'm never going to unzip and wash cushion covers. so no need to spend days installing terrible looking zippers! but since the cushions are quite large, i opted to hand sew the edges shut rather than cram the edge under my sewing machine. possibly a huge mistake on my part.
ripper street, 3 episodes of supernatural, and 1.5 episodes of chuck hand sewing this shit together. I HATE HAND SEWING and i am terribly inconsistent at it. and it turns out since upholstery fabric is somewhat thick, it takes a surprising amount of force to get a needle through. thus, my revelation of thimbles. and my fruitless search for one up in my sewing room. but pliers... and several very painful fingertips [only slightly bloody] later, DONE. thank god.