15 December 2009

Slow Makeover

This red sofa sits in our family room....and it's gettin' a makeover. Remember when I told you that I learned a new skill {sewing}....well....of course, I had to go all out....and as one of my first projects....I'm slipcovering this beast. It's a huge sectional sofa....but OHHH so cozy with it's feather filled cushions and deep seats. Now I did some homework before trying to cover this on mine own...and it is soooooo expensive to have someone make a slipcover...the cost was almost double what I paid for the sofa...Yowza!

As of today....I have almost finished sewing all the loose cushion covers....and now....I'm in the process of sewing the slipcover for the sofa itself.

What was I thinking.

30 comments:

  1. You are one brave woman :) Can't wait to see the results.

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  2. After you practice on your own sofa first, can you come over and make a slipcover for mine?? :)

    I'm jealous you can even begin to tackle a project like this! I would love to be able to make slipcovers!!

    Can't wait to see it!

    :) T

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  3. i remember you saying you were going to do slipcovers...did you share where you found the instructions? because i would LOVE to tackle my couch and chair...they are just horrible and i can barely stand to look at them anymore...

    ps: i swoon every time i come to visit and see your banner...it is just a stunning picture of your new baby...you should make it into cards!!!

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  4. That sounds fabulous! What color are you making the slipcover? I can't wait to see it! ~mary~

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  5. What fun, I tried it once! Never finished hemming it.. but making it was fun, like doing a big puzzle. I can't wait to see the results! Good luck!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  6. Girl you are brave!! I can't wait to see what it looks like...I love the little pillows already there and your sofa sounds soo cozy...I want to be there right now! :)

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  7. Andrea, everytime I come and visit you...I just love your new header ? picture! It is so lovely and always makes me smile...now onto important stuffs...I am so green, you learned how to sew...I bow to you and your new skill :) I can't wait to see how your slipcover came out...where..how..did you learn this skill?? I have parsons chairs I want to make covers for but alas..the skills elude me...(I am scared and have NO sewing talent, I have never even turned on my new 3 yr old sewing machine...yeah I will admit it lol) Besos, Rose

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  8. i so wish i knew how to sew some slip covers...you rock girlie!

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  9. Won't you show us work in progress so that we don't have to wait till the end? Sofa fans need humoring, you see.

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  10. wow are you brave! can't wait to see the new look...

    hugs,

    shelley

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  11. It's going to look so good, I can't wait to see it all done! I sure wish I knew how to sew, I have got to go take some lessons, maybe I'll make it my New Years resolution (;
    Hugs~Kelly

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  12. Brave Woman! I've tackled wedding dresses before but haven't gotten the courage to try slipcovers. Can't wait to see the final results. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll visit often. Merry Christmas!

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  13. You were thinking it's going to look awesome. And I am sure it will. Can't wait to see!!

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  14. I've tackled that before too, and am not much of a sewer, so I go for a loose fit, and it works out okay. Good luck!

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  15. I've slipped a sofa before and it was so hard. Now I have people for that.lol I just wish I had people to pay for them as well. But your sofa looks so worth slipping, it is a lovely piece. Kuddos to you girl.
    hugs

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  16. excited to see what you come up with!!

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  17. Well knowing you it will be beautiful!

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  18. can not wait to see how it will look I am sure it will be awesome -
    you are so talented - and brave -
    you make me want to drag my sewing machine out now....
    have a fun week.

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  19. Funny, I too have a red sofa I want to cover, how did you learn this skill, do you have a pattern? And how in the world have you found the time to tackle this at the holidays lol?!
    Gosh your truck is so amazing, and what an awesome picture that makes with the touch of ruffles. Gorgeous!
    Happy holidays to you and yours-
    Laura

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  20. WOWOWOW, Andrea! Talk about "Baptism by fire". You couldn't start with a little project, like a nice A-line dress?!?

    Well, as a lifelong seamstress, I can say if you take things slow-and-steady, you'll work your way through it. Just imagine the self-confidence you'll have when you're done. You'll be unstoppable! :)

    Happy Holidays to you and yours,

    Kate

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  21. That is very impressive, Andrea. What a HUGE project! Good luck doing it and of course we all can't wait to see the results!

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  22. Oh I can't wait to see how it looks when you are done. I will bet it will be beautiful! I will be checking back for more photos:)
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  23. Hi Andrea!
    Oh my goodness...do I ever know what you're thinking right now!! It is a TON of work & that's why they are so darn expensive..right? :)
    Everytime I've made one I've wanted to shoot myself! But in the end I'm always so happy w/ the result. Just keep pluggin along & you'll soon be done! :-) btw..can't wait to see the pics!

    Shellagh

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  24. learning to sew and learning to slipcover is a big jump! i'm sure it'll be FAB. FAB. FAB!

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  25. Please Please Please share where you learned how to do this!

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  26. You amaze me with your energy. I have been waiting to do our sofa in the family room for so so long. But I am not really much into sewing...oh well once I see your sofa all done that my change my mind. Wishing you a week full of Christmas Joy.

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  27. you are very brave - I've heard that is one of the hardest items to sew. Looking forward to seeing the new look! My couch is slip covered - it's a must in my life!

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  28. Wow! What a HUGE project to undertake! I can't wait to see the finished project!

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  29. What a HUGE undertaking-I've hesitated to do one cushion for my pink chaise! How did it come out?
    I love! your guest bathroom makeover,too. I dream of a real house that I can really do up.

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  30. Hi! I just discovered your blog & I LOVE it! So, I wanted to see how your slipcovers are going? I have been thinking of doing ours but, I've only sewn a few euro pillows in the past & that's about it...plus, I don't own a sewing machine..lol it's just sooo darn expensive to have a profes. do them..i'd rather spend the money on a sewing machine & learn! sorry for the long winded message...:)
    xoxo's your new friend nan.

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