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Posted on:1/15/04 0:13 AM
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hikeswiss said... (5/7/07 9:31 PM) Reply
I tried to view your pictures but was unable to access them.
hikeswiss said... (5/7/07 9:29 PM) Reply
I tried to view your pictures but was unable to access them. I'm beginning a slipcover project on a chair and I would love to see your couch. By the way, I have a PB slipcovered sectional and I'm not happy with the way the slipcovers fit that came with it.
aperiolat said... (1/16/04 10:19 AM) Reply
mClones--that's what I did with the batting, but it can be difficult to "smooth" out b/c it wants to bunch up on you while you are sliding it in. In your situation, I personally wouldn't want to give up the down softness to 10oz batting. Maybe you can place the batting on the back side(or "inside the down) of the bolsters. That way, you can still have the softness of the down but bulk on the inside to create the volume you want. Just a suggestion :)
mClones said... (1/15/04 7:49 PM) Reply
Great job! Tho' my couch needs it too, I've been too intimidated to do a slipcover. My husband threw the dry clean only cover in the wash and it came out just fine - so I've been saved. However, the goosedown back bolsters are limp. Are you saying I can just slip some batting inside the cover to plump up the pillow? I don't need to attach it to the pillow cover or anything?
Jennifer shaw said... (1/15/04 6:52 PM) Reply
Great job!!!! You are very inspirational. I am a bit "chicken" to do this big of a project.
alex said... (1/15/04 5:44 PM) Reply
I love the slipcover - great job. My next project is actually a slip-cover, so I was really glad to see this review, thanks.
aperiolat said... (1/15/04 3:47 PM) Reply
Linda--you're not doing anything wrong. I use and they seem to be doing something different lately. If you would like, you can give me your email and I will send you the actual album of slipcover pictures. Just let me know! [email protected]
Linda E. said... (1/15/04 3:45 PM) Reply
I would really love to see the pictures but I get the following error.. The page you're looking for is not available. Am I doing something wrong.
xxx xxx xxx xxx said... (1/15/04 12:06 PM) Reply
Nice Work............. I sew home interiors from my home based business and I DON'T DO SLIP COVERS!!!!! I figured if a cleaning lady can say she doesn’t do windows I can do the same!!! :) You are so correct about the Pillow project the denim has given you a great decorating canvas. I love doing pillows it opens up fabric choices we would not other wise use and the opportunity to use some fabulous trims beads etc. Check out the websites I linked for some wonderful ideas. Again great job and I am glad it was your project not mine J (Mine) – BettyJo
Ann C said... (1/15/04 10:30 AM) Reply
Oh my, how impressive that you actually altered the form of the sofa - a sofa makeover.
Mollykat said... (1/15/04 9:43 AM) Reply
Great job! I tried this on an arm chair and gave up! your's looks great and I can tell it was worth the effort.
aperiolat said... (1/15/04 9:43 AM) Reply
Asa, I may very well just do that soon! Once I can get it in and flat, I'm sure it will make a world of difference :)
Asa Hagstrom said... (1/15/04 9:32 AM) Reply
Wow, great job! I cut out fabric for new cushion covers a few years ago, but I have yet to summon up the energy to finish... Maybe you could put more batting on the cushions to make the covers tighter?
aperiolat said... (1/15/04 9:31 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for the kind words! It was very satisfying. Doris & Cattgirl--thanks for the info @ not being able to access pictures. I post them on and I believe they have changed something and some people can't access pics. If you want, I can email you my whole sewing album and the pics are in there. Just let me know :)
Cattgirl said... (1/15/04 8:43 AM) Reply
Couldn't access the pics this morning. The project sounds like it was well worth the challenge. Can't wait to see the pics!
Leslie in Austin said... (1/15/04 8:32 AM) Reply
Looks terrific!! Way to go!
amyf said... (1/15/04 8:23 AM) Reply
Love it! One day when we are ready to slipcover our sofa, I might just do this.
Doris Stewart said... (1/15/04 8:21 AM) Reply
Unable to access your pictures :-( Sounds like a very satisfying finished result.
GorgeousFabrics said... (1/15/04 7:28 AM) Reply
Great job!!!!!
Deepika said... (1/15/04 7:27 AM) Reply
This is a very nice slipcover. Way better than the store bought ones. A while ago Gorgeous Things(Ann) found herself making a slipcover. After a gruelling few days she swore that she'll never do it again ;-) I bet it must be a great feeling though to make something so useful and pretty for your home.
Lou. said... (1/15/04 6:57 AM) Reply
Wow great slip cover!!
SewingSusan said... (1/15/04 6:48 AM) Reply
I have always wanted to try this...I read that article too. You have done an amazing job!! It looks like it's from Pottery Barn! (only better)
Liane M said... (1/15/04 6:24 AM) Reply
Wow! I read that article too. Your slipcover looks fantastic!
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