3.28.2011

I Did It! My First Slipcover


I made a slipcover! This is actually my 2nd, but the 1st I've finished! The first one,a sofa,is still waiting to be finished. If that ever happens! Do I ever want to make another one? Nope! Not sayin I won't, but I did not enjoy it one bit. Oh how I envy you girls that make it look so simple. It sure didn't help that my sewing machine gave me all kinds of trouble.


This horrible thing came from the Goodwill.

The fabric is from a matelasse coverlet. My tv blanket!

I took advantage of the scalloped hem as my skirt. It's far from perfect,but I'm satisfied. I can mark slipcover off my bucket list!!!! Now,I think I'll go try to build a barn!
Linking up to Metamorphasis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch.
                       Update: Ugly cupboard still a work in progress. She's gettin there though!

20 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Oh you did just wondeful ~ the Chair is lovely ~ You could do it again ;-)

sawn61 said...

Always remember,"If you can conceive it, you can achieve it."Practice it over and over in your mind, and it will come easier.My older sister, with the help of a few of us younger sisters,built herself a barn for her goats. There are other pictures in my blogs some where, but we did get her a small barn built. You can,too,but my sister,Mary is the oldest of nine and she can do anything since she worked closely with our Dad.We didn't have a brother until the fourth child and he was spoiled too badly to learn as much as us three older girls.(http://lifeisshortsawn61.blogspot.com/2010/03/old-time-barn-raisin.html)

Jess said...

Looks great mom!

Meredith said...

You did an awesome job!!! I have a couch that needs attention ... when are you coming up?

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Ooh! I love it! So shabby chic...

Take care,
Lisa

Erin said...

Love this!!!! I love matelasse, and the simplicity of this is just divine!

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Great job Tami.

Rachel Noelle said...

I LOVE your slipcover! It looks beautiful~ Hugs,Rachel :)

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Sea Angels said...

Beautifully tailored, crisp, gorgeous and a lovely fit...you should be feeling rather chuffed and happy and ready to finish that sofa...go on get it finished.
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Michaja said...

How great done!!!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is a great idea to use a coverlet. I really like the feel and look of those so it is a nice touch to a slipcover...really nice job!

Phyllis said...

I am still giggling over "building a barn next time".....know exactly how you feel. But I think you did a fantastic job on your slip cover....it looks great. They always say that the projects that look simple take the most time and skill to complete. I sew and have for years, but I have never found the courage to do a slipcover. I am impressed!!

Liz- said...

You are funny! You did a great job, but I'm with you on that kind of sewing- no thanks! You did make the chair much more interesting! Love the matelasse..the gray accent on the wood is perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Liz

MessyMissy said...

Great job!! Thanks so much for coming to visit me and leaving a comment. I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-7.html

Inspired by you said...

You did a wonderful job with that slipcover. Thanks for your sweet comment. I hope you don't have to wait to long for your dream of opening a booth to come true.

Krafty Kat said...

You did an amazing job! I'm sure if you can do this well with that chair, a barn shouldn't give you any trouble!

Terry said...

Great job on this slipcover. I adore ones made from matelasse fabric. Let me know how that barn is coming! LOL

CeCe said...

Well, I think you should make another as this one is fabulous... I love that you used the Maltese coverlet... giving me ideas...

vikki said...

I love your use of the maltese coverlet, it turned out great. And I really love your old birdcage. I have one just like it and I may steal your idea and put a plant in it. So cute.

uruguay white life said...

It‘s so nice that I have found your blog about your link on Miss Mustard Seed. Of course, I scrolled a little and like what I saw. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

Take care
Tine