Hello dear readers!
I hope if you’re doing the Christmas prep thing, everything’s going swimmingly. Of course, too often things are totally last minute and it’s a freak out until the day (sounds like my wedding!).
I am no exception there.
A couple of days ago I turned my steely couture sewing gaze at my daggy daggy couch.
We’re having a Christmas party on the 24th, and this would just not do. Luckily I found some ticking at Spotlight on sale for $7.99/m!!! Great since I need 9m.
I’m not going to take you through a step-by-step because I’m not an upholsterer -I’ll leave that to blogs like Apartment Therapy. Besides, you really don’t want to know what went on in that sewing room – it was messy at times. Put it this way, there was more swearing coming out of my sewing room than I’ve ever heard coming from Mr. Couture Academic’s shed
But, here’s my chain of thought anyways.
I began by taking measurements of all the sofa pieces that would require a single rectangle of fabric (we’ll drape later). I transferred these measurements to a piece of graph paper with each square representing 20cm.
This gave me a rough fabric layout plan..then I went to town cutting out all my pieces.
I draped each rectangle on the couch and pinned in place (this was the most fun bit)
After 1/2 the couch was pinned up, I basted it together and then put it on again and it fit great. I then traced all the seam lines and ripped apart the basting (tear!)
This I used as a pattern for the other side, which I traced with my tracing wheel and carbon paper.
The other half was easy to stitch up because all the hard work had been done. I then made the box cushions using this tutorial (PS I didn’t do *nearly* as good a job as she did!) …but I’m really happy with the result!
TA DA! A new couch for $67! Bring on Christmas baby!
Amidst all of this, I managed to finish my first Christmas hamper too! No time like the last minute, eh?
Have you ever tried upholstery?
Relax and Enjoy,