14 January 2010

Slowly Coming Along

So....I've been doing this sofa makeover for what seems like forever....but slowly....it's coming along.

There are times when I'm a sewing maniac....and then there are those times....I just want to through the sewing machine out the window {the latter of the two happens quite often}. As I've said before....I've just recently learned to sew...and when I say learned....I mean I've taught myself. It hasn't been too bad...although my zipper sewing skills need a little work...and I think I'm keeping the sewing machine needle company in business....as I've broken a ton of needles while doing this monster project....but it's coming along....slowly but surely.

So this is where I'm at now....I have 2 more seat cushions to make....and then I'm on to the gigantic....enormous....monsterous sofa itself. Did you notice the scary words I used to describe the sofa....well....that's because it scares me. Making the cushions has gone surprisingly well ....while making the actual sofa slipcover scares me...but I'm gonna keep on truckin' till I get it done.

23 comments:

  1. Andrea, hang in there! It looks great!!! I also LOVE the pillows!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  2. Dear Andrea, your blog is sooo cute and your online store is full of gorgeous things!
    I love your style and I would like to share with all my readers all your beautiful creations. Let me know.
    Greetings from Italy,
    Federica.

    http://sweet-as-a-candy.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hey I just found your blog not too long ago but had to comment on this post! What you've done so far is VERY impressive... I'm the same way just learning to sew but girl you are doing GREAT!!

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  4. I wanted to let you know that I came across your blog and posted a link on my blog as one of my favs - hope that's okay with you!
    LVOE THE PILLOW

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  5. Your sofa will be gorgeous with it's new slipcover! Great job Andrea.

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  6. that looks amazing so far Andrea...i love the soft looking fabric that you are using!!!

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  7. Oh wow, so lovely and utterly true to your style, which the old one wasn't. Keep sewing and be proud of yourself!

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  8. Good for you...I wish I was brave enough to take on that task!

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  9. Andrea amor, I think that you are doing wonderful! I bow to you my friend for your dedication...I probably would have thrown the sewing machine out after the first broken needle thinking..thats it...I broke the darn sewing machine :) Keep up the great work..I know it will be beautiful when it is done :) Yay you! Besos, Rose

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  10. Hi Andrea!
    Oh man....you are in the thick of it huh?! It's this part of the project when you say "what am I doing......????????" hee hee!
    But you just keep pluggin' along. :o) It is looking awesome!!! I forgot what fabric you are using, but it looks great! Congrats!
    Shellagh

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  11. Andrea! You are doing a Fabulous job!! You are a one Brave girl!!

    Love It!

    Big Hugs ~ Teresa

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  12. You are amazing Andrea! Sewing is soooo frustrating.

    PS I like the big sofa and I think it needs really big pillows, made buy you , of course!!!

    xo kelley

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  13. Oh wow! I can relate to all the broken needles. I recently slipcovered a small chair and for all the needles I went through, I probably could have had the darn thing professionally upholstered. Your couch is looking great. You are giving me the courage to tackle mine. I better up on some needles first ; )

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  14. Wow, I'm impressed. I just posted about how I WANT TO sew...I just need to take the leap. I'm in awe that you are tackling such a huge sofa, but it looks fab already. Keep at it.

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  15. I admire you, they look gorgeous...I have wanted to try to make my own slipcovers for sometime now...but no longer have a sewing machine. I have looked at many but not to sure which one to get...one day I will get up the courage and buy one and get to sewing!!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  16. Andrea, you are so talented, seriously, I would have quit after threading the needle! good for you, keep it up!

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  17. Looks like you are doing a great job so far. I've made slipcovers for several couches, a love seat and some chairs too. Professional by no means! But they always turn out okay.

    My advice if you are interested: take your time, leave a little extra when you cut, pin the big area pieces inside out and try it on again (inside out) before you sew. Then after you sew the seams try it on again before you overstitch or finish off the edges (whatever it is called when you zig zag stitch over the cut edges so it doesn't fray in the wash.)
    Good luck! Hopefully you will share your finished project with us too.

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  18. I love your blog and I think you have done a great job so far. Hang in there. It will all be worth it. I too taught myself how to sew and am going to attempt to make a slipcover for a darling loveseat I found at the trift store. Mine is not near as big, but it seems just a daunting. You certainly have inspired me. Thanks so much!

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  19. Andrea, You are doing great-hang in there! I now have 2 broken sewing machines, and haven't sewn for years, but you are inspiring me.

    Thanks for your nice comment on Rustique Gallery!
    Love, Sherry

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  20. Looking fantastic, Andrea. Love the colour and it's going to be amazing when you're done!

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  21. You are doing a great job...and in the end it will be such a great achievement!!! You should be proud of yourself!

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