Sunday, February 6, 2011

Slipcovered Ikea Futon

This is the nasty original slipcover for our Ikea futon.  The kids have gotten to it too many times.
 Not even Oxyclean could save it...
 So off to Home Fabrics to find a solution to my problem.
 Do you love the fabric I got?  5 yards for $20...THANK YOU!!! And oh, so purdy!
It's a heavy duty fabric that will stand up to abuse and will hide messy fingerprints well.
 I laid the fabric over the back and down the backside, and trimmed with fabric to spare. Then laid it out over the seat and down the front.  I pinned the two pieces together using the original cover and followed the seam as a guide.  
 Pinch together...
 ...and pin in the crease.
 Once pinned, I trimmed the front near the floor.
 I started falling in love with it right about at this point...already so much better than before!
 Now for the sides.  
I held up the fabric and pinned it to the side to hold it in place as I pinned around the sides.
 Once the side was all pinned, I took out the holder pins and trimmed a good seam allowance.
 I sewed it all together, hemmed it, and TA-DA!!! My new favorite piece of furniture.  I love it so much!  Doesn't it look SO much better than before! Now that's my kind of makeover!
I can't wait for the office/guest room to be finished so I can put it back in there.

What kind of fabric projects are you working on?


  1. I'm SO impressed that you made your own slipcover without even a pattern! You rock! Does Home Fabrics have good deals? I heard they're having a going out of business sale.
    My never-ending project right now is a baby carseat cover for a friend, and fabric potholders for my grandma out of some pomegranete fabric and red corduroy. I did some freestyle quilting on them using Libby's sewing machine- fun, but frustrating. I need more practice.

  2. Awesome! Sounds fun. Home Fabrics is closing the store here in town so they're having a ridiculous sale! You should go check it out!