Here is the couch with my little cutie. We were still in the middle of decorating the den when I got the couch. I didn't love the fabric, but I was willing to live with it.
Then I found this amazing braided rug at a garage sale. I love this rug! I actually passed it up and left the sale and then drove back as fast as I could once I realized what a deal it was.
As you can see, it does not go with the couch at all. Pinterest to the rescue! Once again I spent FOREVER researching how best to do this and I finally found a six part video tutorial on how to make drop cloth slip covers by Miss Mustard Seed.
You will need the following supplies:
- A sewing machine
- Enough drop cloths to cover your couch
- I bought four 15'x4' 10 oz canvas drop cloths from Lowes (I had some leftover)
- Matching thread
- Fabric scissors
- A million pins (the ones with the big plastic heads)
- A seam ripper
I washed the drop cloths at the laundromat before I started. You don't want to make the cover and then wash it because the fabric shrinks and it won't fit.
I just followed Miss Mustard Seed's tutorials (going back to them whenever I got stuck) and did it step by step, one section at a time. It did take quite a while to get it done, but I wouldn't say it was hard. It just required a lot of patience. I probably spent more time pinning the fabric than sewing it.
The trickiest part was attaching the arms to the back, front and the sides at the same time. I kept trying to follow the exact shape of the couch, but it wasn't necessary. The look of the drop cloth is supposed to be casual and not perfect.
I think it came out AMAZING! Now the rug goes with the couch and the whole look of the room is totally my and my husband's taste. I am definitely a beginner at sewing and I would say as long as you have some experience with a sewing machine (even if it was from 10 years prior when you just hemmed a few pairs of pants) then you could totally do this too.
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Miss Mustard Seed
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