Well Friends, I did it! The slipcover is done. It was a bit of a longer project then anticipated, but well worth it! I am so pleased with it!
What do you think? Doesn't it brighten the living room a ton? A perfect spring update! I think I am going to also update the accent pillows. Still looking around for the the right fabric though.
After much debating, swatch draping and some hard thinking, we were surprised to realize we loved the natural fabric look. I didn't think it would look very good with the walls, but surprisingly it does.
We ended up buying Unbleached Cotton Drill at JoAnn Fabrics because we loved the texture and weight. And it was on sale for just over $3 a yard! The one downside is that it is only 40" wide and shrinks to about 38". It worked out nicely though as I used the fabric lengthwise and three widths worked perfectly.
We decided to keep it simple and skip piping. I love the clean look!
I also updated our poor squashed back pillows with new square 26" x 26" pillows. Camilla over at Assortment inspired us to try this. We love how much cozier it makes the couch! So nice to snuggle in with a book!
I wanted the slip cover to not have a "skirt" and to look a little more like it wasn't a slip cover. So on the front bottom edge I sewed velcro and then stapled velcro to the bottom edge of the couch, this keeps the edge tidily tucked under. ( A little idea I borrowed from Ikea!)
The fabric is a bit wrinkly, but isn't that one of the charms of a slip cover? We also figured out it does a lot better not put in the dryer, that tends to set the wrinkles in.
So what do you think? Do you like the new look?