Hello world!

This is not my first blog, but it is the first one open to the public. I’ve enjoyed visiting other knitting and sewing blogs and thought some of my sewing projects might be interesting enough to put in a blog. So here I am jumping into the sewing blog community. I usually sew clothes for myself, but my project of the moment is slipcovering our old foldout sofa. I’ve never tried to do anything like this before but it seems to be coming along fine.

I started last year and have been working on it in fits and starts. A month or so ago I decided to finish it once and for all. It’s mostly done, just needs the cushions. I will try to include some of what I did to to get to this point. For now it’s on to the covering the seat cushions.

Comments (17) to “Hello world!”

  1. Thanks a million for the easy sewing method and neat project. I will try doing one myself for my sofa at home.

  2. That’s given me the inspiration to go for recovering my sofa, chairs and ottoman - it looks like the pattern is a good basis so I’ll now buy it!

  3. What an amazing job you have done. I have searched and searched for info before starting this project. Your photos and discriptions have reassured me and I am now ready to proceed. Thank you so much.

  4. This is a great project. You gave such detailed descriptions and good photographs. Thanks! I’m inspired to try!

  5. What a terrific job you did! I was googling and stumbled on your site as well as another fabulous job -

    I had a slipcover that I dissembled to use as a pattern but I have since thrown it away. I now have the courage to attempt what you ladies have done so magnificently. Brava, brava!!

  6. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such detailed information on making a slipcover.

    I know it is appreciated by everyone that is thinking of doing so.

    It is the best information that I have found.

    Best Wishes

  7. Hello All,

    My obscure little blog has accumulated such a lot of nice comments. Makes me feel guilty for not updating anymore.

    I’m still around, just busy and using what little I have of free time on my other hobby, art.

    I am using my sewing room right now as a catch-all room. But I may actually have to dig it out soon, because my wardrobe really needs work.

    I’m glad to hear that someone other than my mother-in-law actually reads my blog. I’m also glad that my adventures in slip-covering have been useful.

    I appreciate each and every comment very much!


  8. dear,thanks very much to write this tutorial. there isnn’t nothing quite as detailed in Italian websites. i’ll try as soon as possible. kissess

  9. You have inspired me to sew my own covers! Thanks very much for the easy to follow instructions. You should be a teacher!

  10. Thank you for posting the step by step instructions, you make it looks so easy.
    I have to look at them again to be motivated. I have the pattern and the fabric, but I am a procastinator.
    Looking at the photos and what I could accomplish if I put my mind to it, will be a good motivation tool.
    Thank you!

  11. Looks good, but my reclining sofa pillows are attached sooooooooo. And with it being a recliner, it has openings for handle on sides.. oops, I’m back to where I was to begin with. Don’t know where to begine.

  12. Thank you a lot for the pictures and details regarding these slipcovers.
    I wanted to make slipcovers for the car seats but I had no ideea how to make the patterns.
    Great ideea with the muselin.

  13. I have scoured the web, and your instructions are the most clear! I will not be using the muslin, but using the old, disassembled slipcover as my pattern for the new one. Your site will remind me how I did this, so many years ago! I am going to keep your instructions up on the computer as I work. Wish me luck.

  14. thank you for this tutorial
    i am trying to make a cover for my sofa
    and without your instructions it is hard
    i will be very happy to find new stuff that you make
    sorry for my bad english!

  15. Hi Christa!

    Glad to hear that my postings will be useful :-)

    But it sounds like you’ve done this before, so you’re
    already ahead of the game. Good luck with your new project!

  16. Hi Sabrine!

    Your english is great! I’m glad to hear that
    my slipcover posts will help with your project.
    Best of luck with your slipcover :-)

  17. I too was just looking around, trying to find a guide to make a slipcover. this is perfect. I am a beginner. Like the visual. Hope to have this done by the holidays. yes, I am giving my self plenty of time.

    Thank you

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