Cut, cut, cut!

March 13, 2009

The latest in the Living Small craft canon: slipcovers for our couch cushions, out of this print from Ikea (yes, Ikea!):

Yet, great fabric and a headful of determination do not slipcovers make; though I own a fine sewing machine and a new pair of pinking shears, I am without a spot to cut straight lines out of 59″-wide swaths of cloth.

And so, I give you the latest in the Living Small space wrangle: my makeshift cutting table!

If you have a table that takes a leaf or two, you can create one of your own. All you have to do is pull the halves apart approximately one-quarter inch, and you’re golden. No need for fancy rotary tools and cutting mats and special aluminum channels built into your surface. Small solutions strike again!

What’s your latest creative reuse?