My new deckchair cover is NOT a perfect example of patchwork but I love it as it's made from fabric that has real meaning to me and looks fab in my
The original cover was just a plain canvas - dull! I wanted something floral so had a look in my fabric stash.
I decided to use an old Liberty Print shirt belonging to my mother (you may remember I used that to make this little purse too) and also two of my daughters old skirts from when she was about 6 - they were threadbare in places otherwise I would have sent them off to a charity shop. Plus I had a fat quarter of fabric spare from a project a few years ago, which blended in nicely.
When I look at it now I think of my mum and my daughter. Upcycling using fabric from favourite clothes is a great way to personalise an item.
I stitched them all up together and added a canvas backing and surround. I made loops at the ends for the deckchair rods - these were double stitched as this is what takes all the weight.
You can't please everyone!
(The deckchair was supplied by Ocean as part of their upcycle challenge)