A few weeks ago I wrote that I was super busy working on a covert sewing project. Well, here it is! I made a deer blind for my grandson Denver. I used a card table that I rescued from some one's garbage pile (it's TRUE -- one man's trash is another man's treasure!) - and it was a true blessing as I was still looking for a job and running out of unemployment benefits. Free is good, right?!
I had purchased 5 yards of this great camo fabric and ended up using only 3 yards - so I guess there's another sewing project in my not-too-distant future. Any how, the table measured 34" square and was in great shape except for a couple of paint stains and tears in the vinyl top -- who cares -- it's covered anyway!
I used the vinyl mesh fabric that you can use for beach tote bags, to make the 'door' and 3 windows.
The side windows have peekaboo flaps:
The rear window is bigger than the sides -- improved ventilation if it gets too warm for him. I sewed two buttonholes in the fabric flap and two buttons toward the top of the back wall so it can be buttoned up, like you see here:
Denver's 2nd birthday isn't until next Saturday but I took his gifts out to him week before last, when I babysat. At first he wasn't sure what it was or what to do with it, but with a little coaxing from his dad, he went in, came back out for some toys, and went back in again. Success! Mike couldn't believe I made it from scratch. Buddy, where did you think I was going to find something like this??!! Truly one of a kind.
I love when I put my sewing machine and brain together for fun projects. Almost as much as I love Denver!