A ‘Pop-up’ Sewing Project {before pics}

Look what I got this week! A pop-up camper. I’m so excited. I’ve been saving my pennies and searching craigslist for something just right for our family and I finally took the plunge. It’s not new – 15 years old, actually. But the previous owners took good care of it and I think (hope) it will last for another 10 years in our family.

And now I’ve got a delightful makeover project ahead of me, it makes me giddy just thinking about it. I mean, look at those vomit-colored curtains and mattresses with no quilts.

Those couch cushions are simply screaming ‘recover me!’


In fact, I started taking the curtains down so I could take them in the house and measure them when my husband reminded me that I have a book deadline. It’s looming over me like an elephant in the back seat of the car. Watch for my pop-up makover ‘after’ pictures coming in a few months!


So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.


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  1. Can’t wait to see the changes you make to your new popup camper when you have time! Thanks for the linky party!

  2. Sheila Perl says:

    I am looking forward to seeing and reading about the remodelling you do to your new pop up camper 😀

  3. Kathy Reilly says:

    You will have some great memories of your camping trips! I was just telling Carl the other day some funny stories of our camping trips when the kids were little. Can’t wait to see your "remodel"

  4. We have awful (old) polyester drape type curtains in our little Airstream and I am slowly replacing them with Osnaburg fabric and I love the look! Plus, it’s easily washed and it is fairly inexpensive. Since the osnaburg is porous, I am lining them with a very lightweight, room darkening cotton liner fabric. The lining helps with privacy at night, as well as keeping things a little cooler in the hot tropical sun during the day.

    Your family will love camping!!! Congrats on the pop-up!!

  5. God I can feel your excitement LOL! I can totally understand the urge to get cracking on it.. I’m sure it will bring many memories to your family.

  6. We have that exact camper!! We love it, bought it new, gosh, was that 15 yrs ago already! Our family of 6 has made many good memories camping, and the kids are grown and out on their own, but we still take it out once or twice a year!

  7. Michelle White says:

    Oh my gosh that is AWESOME!! You are going to have a blast redoing everything!

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