Wednesday, November 2, 2011

No Sew Slip Cover - just in time for the Holidays!

Can you believe it will be Thanksgiving soon!! Do you entertain for the Holidays?
Do you like a quick little change for company?
Never fear ~ No Sew Slip Cover is here!!

10 easy steps from start to finish!


This is how I cover my sofa. I used 2 drop cloths and 1 chenille bedspread. If you have a quilt long enough to cover the cushions, that would be pretty too!! Or you can use 3 drop cloths for the entire thing. Read the entire project then put in motion one step at a time. Then come back and tell me all about it, send me a photo! One lucky winner will be drawn and posted on my blog!


1. Start by washing and drying your Painters Drop Cloths normal settings. Take cushions off of your sofa seat. You may need at least 3 cloths. Get the better quality too.



2. Lay out the cloth so it's even on all sides. Depending on what size you get and the size of your sofa, is which direction to lay out the cloth. Mine I turned long direction with the width of my sofa.


3. Pull up so the front hemline is just above floor. If you see the back of your sofa, I suggest to start on the backside first, then even up the front side. Leave the arms of the sofa exposed.


4. Now get another of the cloths and cut a large piece to touch the floor from the front of the arm around the whole side. The picture shows you how just on the side. But you will need to cover the entire front of the arm as well.


5. Now fold up and over the extra main cloth, up and over the arms. And make sure everything is tucked in nice and neatly. Take your time.


6. Then with your 3rd cloth (I used a chenille bedspread for this part) lay out very neatly so about 5-6" is laying where the cushions will be. Laying it neatly against the back of the sofa.


7. Make it as neat as you can over the back of the sofa. This will make it easy to lay over the cushions.



8. Now put the cushions back in place and pull the cover over the cushions. I always start in the center and work out. Take your time.


9. Tucking in every little inch. And when you tuck, tuck it neatly and make everything as flat as possible. You won't see it, but you will feel it, and the cushions won't lay right. Look at every fold and make sure it's all nice and neat. Now get some pretty ribbon or twin. I used jute twine here. Pull the tie so it's dangling on the floor, back and around the backside of the arm to the back of the sofa. Now pull it through the tuck and down in the tuck of the cushion/arm area and through to the front.


10. Now pull both ends so they are nice and tight and tie into a knot and then a pretty bow. Adjust the cloth so it looks nice and neat. And replace all of your pillows.


This stays pretty neat for quite a while! I have a very rambunctious little dog. She jumps, sleeps, terrorizes and plays on this sofa. I love it because I can pull the seat cover portion and toss it in the laundry as often as I like.


Here's my little sofa/pillow tormentor.  She loves the sofa cover too!!! We hope you do too.

Please be sure to come back here and comment on how well yours turned out, email me a photo of it and I will enter you in a drawing for one of my pretty pillows! 

Here are the only supplies you will need:
  1. Zoomed: Blue Hawk 8 Oz. 12' x 15' Drop ClothCanvas Dropcloth at Lowe's other hardware stores. About $20
  2. Lehigh 190' Heavy-Duty Jute TwineAlso at Lowe's jute twine about $3.00
  3.   Sharp Scissors - priceless LOL (do have some sharp ones though!)

Please be sure to come back here and comment on how well yours turned out, email me a photo of it and I will enter you in a drawing for one of my pretty pillows! 


Cotton Ducking Pillow Crochet Doily's Satin Ribbon

Happy Covering!! Ciao Bella's!!

20 comments:

  1. That is SOOO clever! What a great last-minute idea when you find out you're going to have company coming! Thank you!!!

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  2. Great job! It looks cute as anything!

    Cindy

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  3. Oh my heavens this is a fabulous idea! How much do drop cloths run, I have two giant leather sofas! I sooo want to try this! Your a genius sweet friend! Pillow are gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  4. Love it Jen. Of course, I love everything that you create.

    hugs
    sissie

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  5. Cute and clever indeed! I love your big helper. :)

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  6. Well i love it and i want to try!
    I love Shabby chic so much too. Your blog and your house are divine. Following you also. Thanks so much for your visit and follow :)
    Come say hi often :)
    Xo
    Isabelle

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  7. So Cute! You are so clever!!!
    Thanks for showing us how to do that!

    Cindy

    http://mymldface.blogspot.com/

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  8. WOw- looks great- Love the white slipcover look- just Darling-and nice -you can take off to wash or add pillows-and easily swap them out..
    Thanks for Sharing-Newest Follower
    Karryann @ Gracefully Vintage

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  9. Thanks for this quick and easy tutorial - I'm going to give it a try this weekend.

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  10. Hola.
    Muy original. Te felicito.
    Saludos desde Tenerife (Islas Canarias).

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  11. Loving it Jen~ just love dropcloth creations!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Sending some hugs your way too.

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  12. Amazing idea! it could be pretty useful for me when I get bored of my blue sofa :)

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  13. Awesome idea. I love the look and I love drop clothes. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Please add my link or button so that others know you joined in.

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  14. I just finished this and I love it! I'd bought beautiful $500 sofa (at a $100 steal), but then the cat trashed the corner. Anyway, I like this look better - it's much softer. And for the seat I just used a piece of linen fabric I had; then over that, a soft pink rose pattern afghan. Then threw another afghan over the back, a few pillows and voila! Now I might just splurge on a plush white rug!

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  15. Thank you very much for this post. I used it to cover a sectional. Sectional covers are outrageously expensive. To stay with the no sew theme I used a little hot glue on the sides of the sectional with no arm parts and no place to tuck. Hopefully this will elp someone else as well.

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  16. I am excited to try this! my furniture is a rusted red color. I have a question though. My back cushions are separate from the couch. What is an easy way to cover them and make it look nice?

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    1. With your cushions in upright position, lay your fabric out lengthwise on the sofa with a little tucked under the back cushions. Then push over the back cushions onto the fabric. Wrap the fabric up over the back side of the cushions tucking in behind them. Then push up the backs back into place and tuck in the side ends. Viola, you have just covered the back cushions.

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  17. I love this. How can I make it look nice when the back cushions are separate? Please help ! my couch is so ugly lol

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    1. With your cushions in upright position, lay your fabric out lengthwise on the sofa with a little tucked under the back cushions. Then push over the back cushions onto the fabric. Wrap the fabric up over the back side of the cushions tucking in behind them. Then push up the backs back into place and tuck in the side ends. Viola, you have just covered the back cushions.

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