Monday, January 30, 2012

Burlap Sac Seating

So, I've really neglected this portion of my website. When I started this log, I was really motivated to create, to make, to do... Then I didn't end up doing. It was quite misanthropic experience I had with myself, I even lost the motivation to take photographs. So, later last year, I've taken my first step. The first step involved some forrest green patterned and mustard cloth and a sewing machine. The second step started when a friend gave me two burlap sacs.

Burlap Sac Seating

(Pictured above are the two polyester filled pillows intended for sitting on the floor and the two recently made burlap sacks.)

When I recieved the burlap sacks, I immediately started brainstorming on possibilities for them. I was thinking about making a messenger bag out of one of them, and then making a cushion for the other. I realized how daunting and time consuming the project was so I decided to make both of them into large cushions.

It started out with the first sac:

Burlap Sac Seating

plus some polyester filling...

Burlap Sac Seating

and some polyester coated nylon thread...

Burlap Sac Seating

It took about two hours filling and stitching up the burlap sacs. They feel a little rough to the touch, but they're definitely "sit-able." I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. Another few things about this project was that I love the character of these burlap coffee sacs, not just because I love coffee but because they gain more character the more they get worn down. In addition to this, seeing them filled up, they look like coffee bags in our livingroom.

Burlap Sac Seating

Finishing this project has been really encouraging for my creative funk. I'm looking forward to working on the last burlap sac that I have... maybe I'll make that one into a messenger bag of some sort... who knows?

Have you made anything lately?

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