June 13, 2011

slipcover adventures.....the final reveal!



It's finally finished!
Pay no attention to the pillows. They are just random ones gathered from other rooms of the house. I am still searching for the perfect pillow fabric.


I have to say I am really happy with how this slipcover turned out. I have learned so much in the last few months about sewing, cutting, piping and hemming. It's been all trial and error and experimentation, but I've really enjoyed the process. I know I have a lot more to learn. This is only my second slipcover, so I can only imagine that I will learn more and more as I continue to work on new projects.


If you are a beginner sewer and nervous about slipcovering, don't be! You will make mistakes, but they can all be fixed. Your seam ripper might become your best friend, but that's OK. ;)

Here's the back. My favorite part of my chair slipcover was the bows in the back so I decided to do that again with the couch. LOVE!


I feel like I should remind you what this ugly ol' thing looked like before...


If you missed any of my slipcover posts you can find them here:


Thanks for following along for my slipcover adventures! I hope you learned something along the way and I hope you try your very own slipcover soon! If you do, I would love to see your results or help you if you have questions!


Linking up with Shuanna


and Marian
 Furniture Feature Fridays

9 comments:

  1. Oh Alima! It looks so nice and pretty! You did it, girl, and I bow to your powers...
    I'm trully impressed and no way I have the courage for such a big project but I'm growing the idea of doing a sleepcover to my home office chair.
    Enjoy and Cheers!
    Teresa

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  2. AMAZING. Can't wait to read all about it. You did a wonderful job!!!!!!! I've definitely decided to go that route, so now I'm just looking for an older sofa with cool lines. LOVE this. Major props to you!!!!

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  3. You did a great job!
    I've been putting it off for quite a while now....I have a large armed loveseat from 95'...so not sure how to handle it.LOL
    I like those pillows...they look really cute on the couch. :)
    Paula

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  5. Congratulations!! It looks fabulous!! Quite an accomplishment! Now will you be on call for me when I get around to tackling my sofa?

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  6. Thanks for all the nice comments ladies!

    @Teresa - definitely give your office chair a try! Just have fun with the process!

    @Paula - definitely give it a try! Watch Miss Mustards Seeds video tutorial and just do your best! Maybe even try a prototype with cheap fabric first if you are nervous.

    @Leslie - start tackling! I am ready to help and answer questions! :)

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  7. Great job! Mom must be so proud.
    I love the couch. Want to come help me cover my awful overstuffed leather furniture hand-me-downs? They would be so much better in a pretty neutral!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing. This is nothing shy of AMAZING! I cannot sew and wish I could. I even own a machine I inherited and have no idea how to use it. ;)

    Saw your guest tutorial about your slipcovered chair {love the fabric} and am inspired and in awe!

    I'm a new follower of yours now.

    XO,
    Kimberly

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  9. I popped over from Perfectly Imperfect's linky party! Looks fabulous!!! I just recently sewed my first slipcovers (sette and couch) and it was so worth it. I agree Miss Mustard Seed's videos are great! I was ready to go after watching them. And mine are dropcloth and have washed up great several times already!!!!

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