Ever-loving and patient people who read this blog? I have something that I'd like very much to say...
The slipcover sewing project is DONE!
Can you tell that I'm squealing with delight over here? Yes, I am! Oh, yes, I am!! What a great feeling it was to put in the last stitch just a couple days ago, to fit it over the couch just so, to stand back and take a good long look, and then to be twirled around and around with thrills and smiles because of it!
Oh, come see! I can't wait one more minute to show you!
You may remember this, my original inspiration piece from Restoration Hardware. There was something to love about that sofa pictured there, but since I'm treading lightly with the budget, I went with Restoration Salvation Army, instead!
A $50 thrifted sofa (which, by the way, I found out is an Avery Boardman!) became the foundation for...
We're love, love, loving our "new" sofa!
And personally? I think it looks best with the boy! (Wink)
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I promised to share some details about the making of the slipcover, so here you go:
I had to grin when, in the middle of the making, I thought to myself that sewing a sofa slipcover is a bit like sewing a giant dress for a big, boxy lady! For me, a good guide book was invaluable, as was a good sewing machine. The fact that the machine didn't hesitate for an instant while sewing through several layers of canvas was a beautiful, beautiful thing, and having a stitch that finishes the edges was pure heaven. Having blocks of uninterrupted time in which to work was very, very helpful, and knowing that it is a slipcover and that it isn't supposed to fit perfectly (like upholstery), is liberating! Also? A little stash of candy helps greatly in the making!