Hi Friends! Well there she is! All completed and ready for another many years of life. I'm quickly off to run some errands so remind me to get a 'before' and 'after' shot. This has been a very busy week...so much to post, but it will have to wait for now! Happy Slipcovering! ~Cathy
Now on to the Inside Arm... I am running desperately LOW on fabric so I have to sew pieces together in places that are not too conspicuous such as the Inside Arm and the Deck areas! I hate to do it but in this case because I can't find anymore of this fabric I'm in… Continue reading The Inside Arm and Deck!
Hi All! I'm moving right along on this couch slipcover! Last night I stayed up late and finished the Outside Back... ...and pinned the pieces for the Outside Arm on the left arm... This morning I'll knock out this arm piece and by the afternoon hopefully the Inside Back and the Deck will be finished!!!… Continue reading The Outside Back and Outside Arm!
Okay. I have a confession to make. This project has sadly sat neglected for ...ahem... I can't even remember how long...let me check the calendar...or even better... let me check this here blog... June of 2011 !!!! WoW. I guess I did have a great excuse, an ACL injury and all and it took a… Continue reading Couch Slipcover Comes Out To Play!
Einstein checks out the new sofa. Hi Friends, Yesterday, a couple of things happened that amounted to me taking delivery of this slightly lovingly used Flexsteel loveseat. My brother called to let me know he was in town and wanted to come for a visit and Holly's owner called to let me know her Mother's sofa… Continue reading A New Used Sofa ready for a Slipcover! And the price was Right!
The couch project has been on a long hiatus but I actually sat down finally at the sewing machine last night and sewed up the right arm! Here is the right arm of the couch. The only difference from the chair that came up was I had to piece together the inside arm. For some… Continue reading Couch Update!
The final step in this project is the cover that goes over the cushion. This type of cushion is called a BOX cushion. It is called a box because of the three distinct dimensions; length, width and height. This was not difficult to sew at all. I was actually relieved once I got to the… Continue reading Save the Cat Slipcover Project – Part 10 – The Box Cushion Cover and Reveal!
It's on to the skirt! I'm almost there! The skirt to the slipcover was fitted using the skirt pieces I had cut out from the Butterick Pattern. I had to fudge a little but it all worked out. The first thing I did...unfortunately no photo...was to use a ruler and measure UP from the FLOOR… Continue reading Save the Cat Slipcover – Part 9 – The Skirt
I thought I'd never get here! But now that I am I have to admit I really have absolutely no idea what to do!!! Ha ha ha! I remember something about leaving little flaps of extra fabric on the back and sides but I can't figure out just exactly how they get attached. I will… Continue reading Save the Cat Slipcover Project – Part 8 – The Deck!
Whoo Hoo! I'm now back to the Outside Back! I pin the Outside Back piece all the way around. This is the technique I learned in the slip covering class and I will have to say it is quite brilliant! I have no idea if this is an original technique of Karen Erikson or if… Continue reading Save the Cat Slipcover Project – Part 7 – The Outside Back