Okay, 90% finished anyway.
What…..? Oh…..the sofa slipcover!
I still have to complete the cushions. It’s not a matter of making them. Believe me, the hard part is over! But I have to wash the cushion cover on almost a weekly basis because of the animals. I’m trying to decide on what the easiest way to make it, and take it on and off quickly would be.
I kinda want a bench cushion. Should I make a whole new cushion? Expensive! Then I thought about just folding batting over the top of the three that are on the sofa now. They need to be beefed up a little anyway, and this would make it look more like one long cushion.
Anywho…….this was the biggest home decor project I have ever attempted. I’m waaayyyy far from a slipcover expert, but this sofa was difficult to figure out. The arms and the back roll. Then the back slants in all the way to the bottom.
I made plenty of mistakes.
And learned sooooo much.
I combined cotton lace and drop cloth material for the skirt. I really wanted to use that lace but only had a little bit of it. In the end, I really like the way that it looks. I alternated the two fabrics and gathered the drop cloth fabric about twice as full.
I would have to say that many of the mistakes that I made were due to the fact that I was trying to make due with the amount of fabric that I already had. So I tried to skimp in a few places. NOT a good idea. I found out quickly that more is better. (Fabric that is) cut it short, and your slipcover is going to pull and shift in all the wrong places.
Overall…..I am thrilled with the result. Oh…..and my back may never be the same. Or my sewing machine. Poor baby. That heavy canvas was almost too much for the poor little light weight thing.
Note to self……..buy lighter weight fabric next time.
Note to self…….stock up on Aleve. You’re gonna need it!
And yes, there will be more to come. A good friend of mine and I are DETERMINED to conquer slip covering. We should be able to tackle slip covers for clients after the first of the year.
All okay most, mistakes and problems will be tackled with our own personal pieces of furniture.
To be continued!