Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sofa Slip Cover Update

I thought I would post an update on my sofa slip cover project.....
I now have the bottom 3 cushions done....
I am so glad I did get the NEW sewing machine....
my old one would have never made it through this project....
I can not believe what a difference this new machine has made.....
I had to make a pattern for the bottom cushions ....
it was not that hard to do but very time consuming and a lot of steps.....

This the the arm pattern I am working on now.....
I am making the pattern and then on to cutting and sewing.....

I have never made a cording before....that took a bit of time...
the cutting sewing and then sewing it on the cushion.....
I have been sewing all my life but this Slip Cover project has been a challenge......

all of the sewing and pattern making has been kinda fun......
When this project is done I will have used 3 queen quilts (that I bought at Marshalls a while ago) and I'm not sure now many curtains that match the quilts I will use for the skirt yet....I will let you know when I'm alllll done......

Just the arms and skirt....I'm almost there......
Just slow and steady !!!!!!

24 comments:

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

Hey Mo!
This is looking gorgeous! I love the fabric...you are good and I mean real good... to have been able to do this. I've got an award for you, so stop over when you get the chance and pick it up. Have a great night!
xoxo,
Queenie

Becky said...

Oh My goodness that is the most beautiful sofa I have ever seen! You are doing a wonderful job on it. love it love it love it some more! You have got to be thrilled with the transformation! I wish I could have watched you do it. I would love to learn how to make slipcovers. I have a great old chair that I have wanted to cover.
Hey....do you need a Tampa vacations anytime soon lol
Hugs and a big pat on the back
Becky

Becky said...

PS...did I tell you what a beautiful sofa you have created?
What kind of camera do you have and what setting do you use on it when taking your photos? Do you use your flash..I am trying to take better pictures.
Hugs
Becky

sharon said...

The sofa looks spectacular. You are incredible. Never in a million years would attempt to make my own slip cover. Just amazing! love, sharon

Neabear said...

You are doing a great job so far. Glad you got a new sewing machine. Are you going to post a picture of the sewing machine? Hang in there. That sofa will be finished before you know it.

Mary said...

Wow, it looks beautiful! I love it. You sew like a pro. Honestly, it looks professionally done! That sofa is going to be stunning when it is finished.

Connie said...

MoooOOOOoooo!!!! We lived in Hayward before we moved to Idaho! I found you over on Queenie's blog: somewhereintime!! I love your picture and have a similar one by Susan Rios hanging on my wall. I absolutely adore what you're doing with your sofa, sweet chickee!! Oh my, are you brave and adventurous to do the slip covers for it. I'd never attempt to do a sofa, although, I am frou frou-ing hubs new (to us) popup camper. Hahhhh! Come over and visit. I have a feeling you're gonna like visiting with me, sweetpea!

Daughter still lives in Hayward.......

Smooches,
Connie in Idaho

Sharon Kay said...

Hi Mo, You have done a wonderful job on the sofa ,it is going to look so vintage when you are finished. I like the pillows and looking forward to seeing it when it is all finished. Happy sowing.

Kim's Treasures said...

I really love how it looks! You are doing a great job!

Jessica said...

The sofa is looking great! You are doing such a detailed job on the slip covers. I'm impressed. :-)

Carolyn said...

I love the sofa,it will be beautiful when you finish it.Looks like a lot of work.I also enjoyed your Savannah post.
Take care,
Carolyn

Anne F. said...

Oh my goodness that sofa is looking so good. Wow you are doing great. I have a sofa that could use a change but I am not no were near as brave as you.

I can not wait to see it all done.

Neabear said...

I will be looking for that sewing machine picture. Have you hopped on to my sewing blog yet? I did Blue Monday on there.

Neabear said...

You have been Boo-ed!! Come to my blog and see what you get! Are you scared yet?

Joyce said...

God Bless You! I could never, ever do such a thing. This slipcover is just beautiful and I am VERY impressed! Patience is a virtue and you are such a virtuous woman with a heck of a lot of talent!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW, MO!!! This is LOVELY!! You are an excellent seamstress and very inventive. I love the look!! I can hardly wait to see the final sofa.

I'm adding you to my FAV list.

~Blessings,
Jan

Virginia said...

Wow!The sofa is looking BEAUTIFUL!
It will be gorgeous when you finish it.Looks like a lot of work I am very, impressed.
Have a wonderful week, Virginia

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You are just too smart Mo ! That looks great !

Joyce said...

Me again! I tagged you, Mo, with something fun. Check my blog to see, but don't worry if you don't want to do it. I thought it was fun, but only do it if you want to. You may just need a break from the slipcovers!!!

bj said...

OMGosh, Mo....this is looking so fabulous. You are soooo good at this. And using quilts and curtains is so smart!!! Wish you were my next door neighbor...you could help me recover a couple of chairs.
Can't wait to see it all finished...

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello Mo!
Long time no talk!
Sorry about that...been busy, busy, busy! Lol
And I can see, that you have been very busy too!
Actually... much busier than me!LOL
Keep up with the wonderful work that you are doing!
You are doing such an amzing job... that most of us... (me included) wouldn`t never be able to do! LOL
Can wait to see it, when its all done!
Kisses
Debbie Moss

(England)

Ronda said...

Oh Mo,
What a talented woman you are. Ur slip cover is just fab!!! I wish I were able to do that with my couch. Could you come all the way to NC and help me make one, LOL.
Anyway, ur slipcover is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Love & Prayers,
Ronda

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, I'm so impressed! I've been wanting to make slipcovers for my sofa but I'm so afraid to even start! I can imagine it's a ton of work!

Forever Vintage said...

You are so talented. Its gorgeous. I really wish I had the patience and know how to do it. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics.

Caroline~