Slipcover Sneak Peak!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

While I was waiting on the drop cloths to finish drying I made these no bake cookies.  Recipe found here.

Upstairs I tried to get my work space in order and grab everything I would need after ironing my drop cloth.
Now, here's a shot of the couch.  Keep in mind that this is in our upstairs family room where all the kids hang out.  Kinda embarrassing how bad of shape it's in...just keeping it real.

Um, Yuck!  Looks gross, but it really is a pretty comfy couch.

There are a bazillion tutorials out there on how to slipcover so I would read a few if I were you.  Get an idea of how you want yours to look and just go for it.  My simple instructions are: 
1.  Iron your fabric.
2.  Lay it out & give yourself plenty of room.
3.  Lay your cushion on top of your fabric.
4.  Cut out the shape, leaving about an inch all the way around.  {Cut 2, one for the top & bottom}
5.  Measure the width of your cushion then add an inch, measure the entire length of your cushion {times 4} and cut.  
6. Pin your bottom piece and the side piece, following the sides of your cushion.
7. Remove the cushion and sew along the edge of your pins.
8.  Lay your cushion back on what you have just sewed to make sure it all fits.  
9.  Now with your cushion back in position. Pin the top part to your side and sew again following the edge of your pins.
10.  Put it on your cushion, if it fits then add your ribbons for your tie back closure.  If not, then you and your seam ripper are going to become great friends.

These two cushions took me nearly all day.  I've only sewn easy projects before and really had no idea what I was doing, so I went really slow.  Luckily, I didn't get to know my seam ripper well at all. Yay!

I was surprised at how easy this was.  I hope I'm not jinxing myself by saying that since I obviously have a lot more to do before this project is finished.  LOL
Anyway, hopefully I can finish this up this weekend.  What do you think so far?


  1. Hi Clydia! Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished result! You are a woman of many talents!

  2. Looks great! I have a chair i need to cover. can't wait to see yours finished.

  3. You are so ambitious, I am WAY to chicken to take on a slipcover. But then again, I have practically zero sewing skills. And totally unrelated but I really like your kitchen counter and cabinets. They look pretty!

  4. Wow!!! I know this is not an easy task. Pretty hard in fact. It's looking great and I can't wait to see more. Happy New Year!

  5. I am impressed! and can't wait to see the completed results. Those no bake cookies look yummm....might just have to pop into my kitchen and whip some up!


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