May 9, 2011

My First Slipcover

Well, here it is, not the best slipcover in the world but I’m happy I made it because I’ve learned some things along the way.     At some point, I will probably re-do it because there are a couple of glaring mistakes but I can live with it for now. 

   

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One thing I know for sure….ruffles are not your friend!     I don’t have a ruffle attachment for my sewing machine so I just folded and ironed.    Then I hot glued on the seam binding trim.     

 

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I might order a white slipcover for my loveseat.     The walls will be painted a neutral color and I’ll finish making the drop cloth/white sheet drapes.    

 

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Don’t look too closely….you’ll see all my boo-boos!

But you know what?   I’m glad I made it, despite it’s imperfections.    I was so afraid I’d royally screw it up and while it’s not perfect, that’s okay too.     In the words of Ms. Nester, “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” and I’m embracing that for my motto.

15 comments:

Mary Frances Stanford said...

It's really cute!! I've been thinking of doing one for my nursery rocking armchair. Great job!

Pine Tree Home said...

The ruffles are very cute. I love them and hate them. Aren't they so time consuming. I just finished an ottoman myself and once all done I found a big boo boo. Where I joined the pleats, I joined them facing each other! I just turn the ottoman around!

Farica said...

Well, in the words of that great old Alabama song, "it's close enough to perfect for me"!!! LOL!! I think it's divine!!! You did a great job for sure. LOVE IT!

Simply LKJ said...

Great job Judy! I love the combo of the two fabrics. Hate sewing ruffles!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Well done! I would love to give a project like this a try. (I hate sewing ruffles too).

The Pineapple Room said...

Judy, I think it turned out perfect! Great Job!!!!!

SHERRY HART said...

How cute...I don't see any boo boo's :)

Pianomom said...

Where did you get your rug? It looks softer than some of those sisal or jute rugs I've seen. Thanks for sharing! The pleats are a great idea. I hate making ruffles.

Pawleys Island Posh said...

wow! Very impressed!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Great job! I think you're really brave for attempting this so who cares if you have a couple of hiccups? We can't see them ~ :-)

Pat

Life Behind the Ivy said...

WOW!! I think it looks GREAT! I want to do something like this so bad on an ottoman in our den area but I don't even know where to start! AWESOME JOB!

Shannon said...

That slipcover is adorable!! It looks great and even better you made it yourself :)

My House, My Garden said...

Wow, I am so impressed!!! I so wish I could sew. You should be proud.

arrielle_p said...

That is cute. I think it fits to my room too. :)

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janet said...

Love it...Love it!!!!

well done girl

Janet xox

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