I am slowly, very slowly in the process of updating the den. The den is where I spend a lot of my time if I am not in the garage creating. The walls are painted in the same creamy color as the rest of the house. The next step in the den update is how to sew a cornice with a drop cloth.
As you may know by now I love using drop cloth for many of my sewing projects. The biggest project to date is when I made the slipcovers for the furniture in the sunroom. That was after I spray painted the wicker chairs and footstool. There have been many other projects as well such as the slipcover for the bench.
This is the 4th cornice cover I have made for the cornice. We bought the cornice kit many years ago. I thought I made a pattern when I sewed the second one. Since I couldn’t find it I made a new one to show you how it is done. And that is how easy it is to make a pattern. I like using brown paper. Measure the front, top and sides and draw it out. Don’t forget to add a seam allowance. You will cut out two sets. One is the actual cornice cover and the other is for the lining. Take advantage of the finished edge of the drop cloth when cutting it out.
Sew the front piece to top piece of material. Press as you go if needed.
Stitch the piece of fabric that is the side to the front and top. Repeat on the other side.
Take the small pieces that are the side lining and sew to the sides on the long edge. Do the other side.
The next step is to stitch the top lining to the top piece of fabric.
The final thing to do is to sew the front lining to the front of the cornice cover.
After that sew all around the raw edges with a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying. And even better if you have a serger you that you can use.
Spread the completed cornice cover on a large surface. I used the floor. Lay the cornice on the cover and pull up the lining to wrap it around the cornice. Fold the zigzag edges over the cornice. I allow enough fabric to fold the raw edge over before I pin it to the cornice. Pin and tuck the drop cloth for a smooth finish.