My first attempt at this was a failure. I tried to follow a commercial pattern and the instructions were absolute Greek. I tried several times to figure them out, and gave up. Or so I thought. It kept hanging around in my head until I had no choice but to try again. Only this time, I did it all on my own without a pattern. Funny how it's easier that way for some reason.
The other project I tackled was recovering an old footstool. It was in excellent shape, but the vinyl top did not fit my style.