This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#150269 November 26th, 2006 at 03:25 AM
Joined: May 2006
Tonya Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: May 2006
Any idea where to find a pattern for one, or should I just "wing it"? My couch- between our smoking in past years(we have both quit now), kids, dogs, and the fact that it is about 6-8 years old - is in desperate need of being replaced, but we can't afford to replace it just now. I do have enough fabric to make a slip cover, but am not sure how to do it. I can sew pretty well, but have not done it in a few years. I did recover a couch once, but it was a futon shaped couch and I only had to do the back and cushions as the arms were wicker... HELP!!

#150270 November 26th, 2006 at 04:46 AM
Joined: Sep 2002
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2002
Tonya, I do believe that both McCall's and Simplicity carry "patterns" for slipcovers. These are the two biggest pattern company's and the easiest to follow. You may not get a pattern per se, but rather directions and ideas for different styles (ie, boxy, formal, country). They are fairly easy to make, but my pet peeve with sewing is that it is usually cheaper to buy one made from WalMart and other discount stores than it is to buy fabric and make one. The advantage to sewing your own is that your choices of fabrics are so endless and it will be higher quality. Since you already have the fabric, it will definitely be better for you to make one. thumbup

Good luck with your project and keep us posted (hint,hint pictures!) on how you make out. clp

#150271 November 26th, 2006 at 04:54 AM
Joined: Sep 2002
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2002
Check this out from McCall\'s .

Make sure you shop around the fabric stores and Walmart, they are constantly putting patterns on sale and you should be able to get it between $.99 and a couple dollars. Do Not pay full price for a pattern. frown

For simplicity patterns go to simplicity.com and do a pattern search using the keyword "slipcover".

#150272 November 26th, 2006 at 05:17 AM
Joined: May 2006
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: May 2006
Shoot, I cannot help you..sorry, I cannot even thread a needle;-) But i give you credit! wish I could do that!

#150273 November 26th, 2006 at 06:30 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Place the fabric on the couch upside down and start pinning the excess materal you wanna sew all the excess... I will call you sometime and explaine

#150274 November 26th, 2006 at 12:54 PM
Joined: May 2006
Tonya Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: May 2006
Thanks y'all.....Doug doesn't like the fabric I have.... MEN!! mad :p I will find the pattern, tho and do it anyway! thumbup

#150275 November 26th, 2006 at 01:14 PM
R
Member
Offline
Member
R
Joined: Aug 2006
Make Doug a deal.... whoever picks out the fabric has to sew the slipcover....

thumbup

Don't pay me any mind, I'm just feeling ornery today. wink

#150276 November 26th, 2006 at 10:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Tonya what does it look like?

#150277 November 27th, 2006 at 07:55 PM
Joined: May 2006
Tonya Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: May 2006
I'll have to get a pic, Rita...I'll try to get one today. thumbup

#150278 November 28th, 2006 at 04:17 AM
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
When you do put it all together Tonya, give yourself a lil extra room so that it is not so tight that the stitches pull out when someone sits on it.

#150279 November 30th, 2006 at 10:18 PM
Joined: May 2006
Tonya Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: May 2006
eek Doug vetoed my slipcover idea...he wants to have the couch "professionally" recovered :p For what we pay for that....we could almost buy a new couch!!! mad MEN!!!! :p

#150280 December 1st, 2006 at 01:25 AM
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
For sure you could get a new one. I have been ppricing furniture and you can get some nice stuff for not a ton of money. Might as well get a new one.

#150281 December 1st, 2006 at 02:45 AM
Joined: May 2006
Tonya Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: May 2006
That is what I am thinking.....when we get our tax return this year- we'll buy a new couch and new bed for the new house! grinnnn The couch we have- he paid $75 for before we got together. We have been together for almost 5 years.....

#150282 December 1st, 2006 at 02:50 AM
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
Well it is time for a new one then!! We have had our furniture for that long as well. And we got rid of so much when we came here and now only have a love seat and recliner, I am looking at a new recliner plus a loveseat and couch or a sectional. Have not found one of those I like at all. We need way more seating space in here.

#150283 December 1st, 2006 at 11:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
B
Member
Offline
Member
B
Joined: Jan 2004
Hi, there!

Just a thought...with the price of making a slipcover, you can go to ebay and look around. Surefit has a store there...I was able to get a slipcover for about 20 bucks. You may want to try that....it could be cheaper than you think!

Barb


Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.20 Page Time: 0.019s Queries: 43 (0.009s) Memory: 0.7910 MB (Peak: 0.8827 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-06-18 17:23:10 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS