Friday, March 12

Home Depot Drop Cloth Slip Cover For My Couch

This is my second (and probably not final) post about a project I finally
finished. I wanted to share it again in case anyone missed it. I've seen people make drop cloth curtains, which I really liked. It got me thinking about using a drop cloth as a frugal, beachy type of sofa cover.

I knew I might be a little over my head on this one but, I totally took my time and referred to several other blogs on the subject of making your own slip covers. I didn't use any one particular tutorial, they were all basically the same.
My couch is "L" shaped and 18' long! So there just aren't any pre-made covers available that would fit it, or I would have gladly invested in them. If you think that a few of these pictures are confusing, just picture me trying to figure out what I was doing without a pattern!
I pre-washed the canvas then, tuck, cut, pin, cross your fingers!
This is a close up of the old and new fabric.
We bought this couch before we had kids and four cats so,my household is now too busy to live with out a couch cover. I found it too challenging to keep my off white couch clean. But the couch has good "bones" so I didn't want to get rid of it.
By some miracle, the humongous slip cover turned out pretty well, I think. I'm really glad now that I didn't spend a lot of money on a new couch or expensive pre-made slip covers. Sometimes it pays off to try something new.

The fabric is surprisingly soft, yet durable. And I like the color a lot.

It now looks and feels more casual and cozy.
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21 comments :

  1. wow you did such a great job and the covers look so comfortable and wonderful, love that the fabric was so cheap and durable, gotta love it...Love all the beautiful cats, my cat tina has her own blog, come visit...I will tell tina to feature your beautiful kitty family if that is ok with you...Phyllis

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  2. Boy, that is a huge sofa to tackle for a slipcover. You were so brave and you did such a fantastic job. I just love it. Good for you. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Fantastic job! Remember Lynette Jennings? On TV, she was always making things from drop cloths, and her ideas are still really good ones.

    Scribbler
    http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

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  4. That looks great! I'm seeing more & more things done with those dropcloths. Hope the manufacturers don't catch on & raise the prices. Great job, thanks for joining the party.

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  5. Way to go. I'm trying to get my mom to do the same thing at her place.

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  6. Hi,
    I just found you at BNOTP and I really like your blog. I am your newest follower.
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow wonderful job and it looks great!

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  8. Wow! That is so impressive! I have NO sewing abilities, but I am signing up for a class soon!

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  9. Awesome job. I just admire those of you that have the patience to do this! Ha! Be blessed. Cindy

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  10. Love this!! I am so envious because it is such a STRUGGLE for me to sew! You did great!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  11. Wow! I am very impressed! It turned out great! How many drop cloths did you end up using?

    Jody

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  12. Wow! I admire anyone who makes a sofa slip cover. It looks great and the drop cloth fabric is such a great (and thrifty) idea!

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  13. OMGosh...what a beautiful job you did here on these slipcovers...they look stunning! Thanks for coming to my NTT party...hope to see you here next week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. What a great looking room, so comfy/cozy, you just want to snuggle in with a good book/conversation!

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  15. Are you kidding me? This is fantastic!! I'm bookmarking this. I have a sectional that I recently bought. It's dark brown and well, it feels too dark. Maybe a slipcover for the warmer months?? Funny that I would even consider this because I was all too excited to get rid of my old, slipcovered sofa!

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  16. you are so talented person!! your pillows are fantastic.... I will to try make that!!

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  17. WOW, what an amazing job! I wish I had the courage to make one myself.

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  18. So funny! I just found your blog and saw what an amazing job you did on your slipcover! I actually just threw a 9' x 12' dropcloth over my couch and tucked and safety pinned the sides together. I am a no sewer and I wish I had the talent to sew mine. We will see how the covered sofa stands up to all the kiddos and the hubby! Yours looks fabulous!

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  19. Where in the world did you find that beautiful coffee table I'm totally crushing on it and I'm desperate to find one like it! Love your dropcloth slipcover idea, I must give it a try!

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  20. Well done. It's amazing. How I wish I could be as creative as yours.

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