First real experience with the sewing machine = success!
I've decided that I didn't become crafty because I have some great knack at it, rather, it was out of necessity because when I decide I want a certain something, I won't give up until I can find it. So, I decided I wanted some thick black and white striped seat cushions for our kitchen table but couldn't find them anywhere. I remembered I had these lovely things and decided to try to recover them:
And here they are recovered
I used black ribbob for the ties as seen above. I like how they turned out, and the fabric was pretty inexpensive. I think the whole thing was about $20!