I have been working on a slipcover for our couch for the past 2 months. The Couch was given to us when we got married almost 4 years ago. It had previously been in a coffee shop, so it was a bit worn around the edges already, but I like how big it is, you really can fit 4 people on here with no problems, and even a tall person can sleep on it with no issues.
I finally realized at the beginning of this year, though, that it wasn’t going to last much longer on its own. The corners were coming apart and the only way to save it (since a new couch was definitely not in the budget) was a slipcover.
Unfortunately, because of its unique size and shape a slipcover would also have been a significant investment. So I decided to make my own. In materials I spent about $50 for this project, although there was a LOT of time involved since I’m not and experienced seamstress.
I bought two large painters drop cloths at Walmart and dyed them grey. Then I created my own pattern for the material by pinning it inside out on the couch and cushions themselves.
Am I 100% thrilled with the result? No. It doesn’t fit like a glove for sure, and I really should have used a fabric with a tighter weave, but that would have added to the cost and this was really all we could afford.
Am I satisfied that it will work for my family/would I do it again if I was starting over? Yes. It may not be perfect but it will work for my family and get the job done. Plus I think the grey really looks nice in the room. I can’t wait to pretty it up with cute throw pillows!