I was on Pinterest this afternoon killing time and came across several tutorials for making your own sofa slipcovers. I have an old wood frame sofa that is already slip covered, as seen here:
It is not all that awful in person, just a little dated. I want something neutral. I have thought often about taking the slipcover apart and using it for a pattern for a new one… but then I worried about what I would do in the meantime to cover the sofa (did I mention it looks like dorm furniture when it is not covered? Seriously, the boy said it looked like firewood on the day we moved in.)… and what if I failed miserably??? Then I have torn up the slip cover and would have to pay someone to make it or buy a whole new sofa. The boy wouldn’t go for either of those options, so I put my plans on the back burner fearing the worst would happen.
I have a sewing machine, but my skills are super limited. Then I saw this blog:
Seems easy enough… and even she professes to have limited sewing skills. A pillow I can make (I think). Plus, I have a mom who has excellent sewing skills, and an endless amount of canvas drop cloths left over from making curtains.
So, the question of the day is do I try it?