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|No Pattern Used: couch slip cover (couch slip cover) - Type:Home Dec |
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|Posted on:||2/14/12 9:44 PM |
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|Fabric:||Chenille [See other projects in this fabric]|
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I bought this very comfy, but ugly couch from a thrift store for $40. I had worked in an upholstery shop years ago, so I knew it was a fairly sturdy piece. It is covered in blue ticking with some child's red pen artwork. I recognize artwork like that since my 20-year-old was once the same kind of budding artist
I found a 3-yard remnant piece of the jacquard at Hancock's for $5/yard. I fell in love with it. Then I decided there was no way to make it work for all the cushions (I had already decided to do the base of the couch in a different fabric). I was absolutely delighted to find that Hobby Lobby carried the same fabric. Alas, it was more than $5/yard, but my heart was hooked.
I found the trim on Ebay. I bought almost 50 yards of the lipcord for $18, shipped.
The chenille was from Fabric.com.
The way I mad the slip cover was to roughly cut one piece at a time. I started with the inner back, cut the fabric into a rectangle a few inches wider than the widest point and a couple inches longer than the length. I put the fabric directly on the couch, chenille side down, so I could use tailor's chalk to make marks. I also made notches with scissors to match edges. It is important to label as you go, because it can be confusing when you take the pieces off which way is up, etc.
I have long quilters' pins that I use to pin the fabric to the couch. I mark the pleats on rounded edges with notches.
I cut diagonal slits along, say, the inner arm so the fabric would lay snug. Then I used my tailor's chalk to mark the seam lines. After all the pieces are pinned together, I can then cut just 1/2" outside the chalk lines.
I repeat this process with each piece til I have the entire cover (except I only make one arm since the second one will be a mirror image) pinned together on the couch. Doing it this way ensures that the cover will fit snugly.
I put a zipper along one back edge to put it on.
I was very pleased with the way it turned out.
closeup of couch arm
closeup of couch side
closeup of jacquard fabric
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