Did you guys hear angels singing yesterday?
I finished my slipcover! WOOHOO - applause, applause!
After sticking myself about a million times, blowing up a sewing machine, ordering a new one, then knocking the belt off that one, fixing it @ 2am, having my house smell like a swimming pool for a week from all the bleach, dropcloth scraps everywhere and becoming one with my seam ripper, I finally finished the slipcover for my living room sofa and I-LOVE-IT! It was worth every drop of blood and every minute of sleep lost. I've been doing the happy dance all day. Am I being too dramatic? Maybe..but this was an ordeal and I'm doing it all over again with this couch. I'm a glutton for punishment.
This is what it did look like...
A Hickory Chair sofa that I had made 12 years ago. It has a hardwood frame and still solid as a rock (even after being dropped off the back of a moving truck a few years ago). It's a great piece but I was sick of the green fabric & it was showing some wear.
One more of mine...
Here's the view from the kitchen. The strapping on the pillows ties into the framed coffee bag hanging over the other sofa (I'm going to sand and restain that sofa in the spring.)
I have my fingers crossed that this next slipcover is easier and goes a little faster. I think I'm going to dedicate a post to dropcloths because I learned a few things the hard way and (queue talk show tears), if I can save just ONE person from making the same mistakes I made...
I'm off to make swiss cheese out of my hands again..it's so unnerving to get jabbed with a pin..something to look forward to *sigh*.
I'm going to be linking to these parties.
Take it easy,