The zipper on one of the sofa cushion’s slipcovers finally, really gave out this time. After each of the last few washings the zipper has failed but reversibly so. To eek out one last use, I decided to stitch the cover closed. Inelegant but effective.
A miserable task at best, it was made worse by the shrunken slipcover. Trying to hold it closed and stitch was almost impossible.
The fabric is a thick, tightly woven twill, so pushing the needle through was an effort for every stitch. Unsurprisingly, this drew blood. The two splotches in the center of this image are from the third bloodletting.
Then, when I walked away for a moment, one of the cats chewed through the dangling thread.
I bow to the will of the universe.