So today I am sharing how I did it!
Now, this is not going to be the usual, nostalgiecat DIY step by step tutorial for several reasons:
Firstly, sewing is NOT my forte....in fact sewing, together with hoovering, is one of those things that arises an unrational anger in me, and if you could've heard the stream of profanities coming out of me whilst doing this project, you would've been appalled!
So , as I am not a sewing expert, and this is my first attempt at making a sofa cover,I don't think its fair for me to tell you how to do this: Instead I am going to refer you to This u-tube tutorial, that I found very useful! In this video Paul shows you how to make a slip cover for a sofa using an easy pattern method , and he explains it a lot better than I ever could .
So if you want to make your own sofa cover, I highly recommend that you spend 1/2 n'hour watching this tutorial, to give yourself a better understanding of how to best go about making one!!
So, using the same method as Paul so expertly explains in this video, I have adapted it a little to make my loose fitting sofa cover...and I will try my best to explain how!!!
Let me tell you: If I could do this, so could you!
So, firstly, You will need: Enough fabric to cover your sofa, pins (lots of pins...), scissors, a sewing machine and thread...
Lets talk about the fabric: If you want to make a sofa cover, I would recommend that you choose a heavy weight fabric, whether that be heavy cotton, linen or, like I used, canvas!
When working out how much fabric you need, measure the dimensions of your sofa, then add a few extra meters, just to make sure you have enough!
It's not perfect, I will admit....but for someone that has an irrational hatred for sewing, and as a first attempt at both pattern making and making a sofa cover...not bad!!
What do you think??
And it has fulfilled the purpose of the project: Changing the look of the sofa!
And with those squidgy cushions, it has actually turned into a comfy space to curl up on, come those cold autumn nights!
AAAAAnd, so I am ready to show you the full reveal of my new look living room...in my next post!
There are still a couple of DIY's I've done in here I want to share with you...that big , abstract artwork on the wall being one....but as I am actually blogging from Norway at the moment, where I am having an impromptu break, I am taking a little blogging holiday after the reveal....