Friday, October 3, 2008

Slip Cover Project !!!!!

I took a little break from my blog just to catch up on a few things....now I seem to have a little more time for fun things......and to catch up with my blog friends......
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I have been working on a NEW project.....I'm slip covering my sofa......I can sew and have been for years but slip covers is another story.....I though to myself how hard can it be......I found these quilts at Marshalls and fell in love with the colors.....so I bought all they had a while back and just waited until I had the energy to attack this project....I'm just taking my time and really enjoying my sewing adventure.....
So far I have made the back cushions...not a problem thank goodness....very basic....
They were fairly easy....I just made a pattern and sewed........

I really like the way it is turning out so far.....now on to the cushions....I think I have it figured out how to do them...I'm tackling them next...then the sofa it self.....
I hope it will look something like this when I'm done....just slow and steady....wish me luck....
This is the BEFORE....."very dated" but I just love the lines of this sofa.....
I will keep you up dated as I go along....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

33 comments:

carmel said...

oh my! your house is beautiful. I love everything and can't wait to see more. thankyou for your sayings too.

Becky said...

No wonder you have been away for so long. Those pillows are beautiful. It is going to be beautiful beautiful beautiful. See you in the magazines my sweet friend.
I have missed you alot!!!!!!!!
Becky

emily said...

It is going to look so beautiful when your done!! I love the pilows you made, what shabby fabric! Love it!
emily

Neabear said...

Your project is looking good so far. You have taken on a big one for sure. I've been wanting to recover a wing back chair since 2004 I think and I still have not done it. It is covered with a pink blanket though.

Elizabeth said...

Impressive! I wish I could sew.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Me too... I need to learn how to sew!
That will be on my next year Christmas Resolution list! LOL
I always love to see the pics. of your darling home!
You have such a lovely taste!
Kisses
All the way from beautiful, but very wet England!

Debbie Moss

Shabby Kim said...

Those pillows are to die for !! So shabby and pink. I love them. Can't wait to see your finished sofa slipcover. It's going to look fabulous. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Kim

Smilingsal said...

You are KIDDING ME! I am so super envious of crafty you. Happy Pink Saturday! Please come visit me and check out my book giveaway.

vintagewindow said...

Beautiful home. Love the colors your using for your slipcover. Looks like your off to a great start.

Kris

Kathy said...

Oh, I love it. Wow, what a project to take on. Good luck with it, but it will look absolutely wonderful when you get done.

Hope you have a great weekend.

splummer said...

Hi!
Love your couch! It's going to be more beautiful with the new slipcovers! Take Care!!

Sherrie

g said...

That couch is so inviting! It looks luscious! I just want to sink into the pillows and relax!

mishebe said...

Oh this is going to look really good, cannot wait to see it. The pillows look fantastic.. mishelle

Virginia said...

It is going to look so beautiful when your done!I can wait to see it.
Blessings, virginia

She'sSewPretty said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Maybe there is hope for my ugly sofa that matches nothing in my house. Have a wonderful Pink weekend!

Beverly said...

Wow, Mo! You have been a busy lady, and everything looks fantastic. I'm loving it all.

Happy Pink Saturday to you.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Mo,
I bought the same pillow covers and I could kick myself I kept looking at the other accessories to match and I passed them up now they don't have anymore. Your couch is going to be so pretty when your finished with it. My Mom also sews but she is afraid to do the slipcovers, I guess when your used to making things fit perfectly it is hard to change your way of sewing. Good luck and I can't wait to see it all done!
Hugs~Kelly

Stephanie said...

Your sofa is going to be so great! I too have slipcovered a couch and it was a "recliner" couch...arrgh! But it was worth it!

Love your blog. So much too look at! Love the dressmaker stand, she's gorgeous!! And, Mika Bella...oh give her a squeeze for me will ya?

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Kim's Cottage said...

WoW! That's going to be gorgeous! Super sweet!

I'm re-doing ours too. Blondie started it, but now that she's gone, I've got to finish it up. I have all the fabric. It's just a matter of time. Isn't that how it always is? Time, time, time. LOL

Have a great weekend!

K-

Grandma Faith said...

You have your work cut out for you. So far, it's looking very good.

Ed said...

What an achievement it will be when it's finished, and the satisfaction of a job well done will be very sweet....looks lovely so far...

cc said...

I love your ideas and your pillows are just beautiful..

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow Mo! It is going to be beautiful!!! Love your decor! Happy PS! Hugs, Maryjane

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I was wondering where you were girl ! Kepp us updated on the sofa.

Tricia said...

You are doing a great job renewing the life of that sofa. I too like its great lines. Happy Pink Saturday

KatCollects said...

Wow, it is going to look amazing when it is all finished, can't wait to see.
Kathy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Mo!
What a great idea to use quilts like you are doing! I love the look, very cottage chic! It's going to be fabulous when you're done with it!!
Love the dress form you found, great idea with the netting too!!
Hugs,sherry

Patricia said...

Good luck with your project - the pillows are beautiful. I hope you share a finished photo. Have a lovely new week.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW...I can hardly wait for the big 'Reveal'. The pillows alone are gorgeous!!! I have a friend who makes slipcovers all the time and talks like it's not as hard as people make it out to be.
Good Luck!
M.L.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Mo!
I just love how your project is turning out! The pillows are beautiful....all of the fabric is soooo pretty. I can imagine how pretty it's gonna be when you are done! Hope you have a great day!
xoxo,
Queenie

Margie said...

Your sofa is going to be lovely, lovely, lovely! We have a sofa that is even more dated than that! It is flowered with the orange and brown colors of the 70s, but the sofa is in excellent condition and so comfy. I would LOVE to make slipcovers for it, but haven't the foggiest idea how to do so. It is a small sofa, and they just don't make slipcovers for that size anymore. One of these days I'll figure out what to do, and your project has inspired me!

Margie :)

Joyce said...

Wow! I am so very impressed! I cannot imagine tackling a project like that. It looks beautiful and I cannot wait to see it when it's done. Have fun! Remember, the journey is half the fun!

Ronda said...

I think ur new slip cover is going to be lovely. Wish I new how to do that.
Love & Prayers,
Ronda