Couch Cushion Make-over

Ever since Hubster and I decided to buy the house we currently live in, we have slowly been making the shift from ‘Flat’ to ‘Home’. Our couch was purchased on the cheap. We loved the ‘L’ shape of it, and its extreme comfy-ness. We didn’t love the cushion covers.

Varying shades of brown corduroy…. ugh.

The old digs

The old digs

So one of my missions recently – made even more exciting by the fact that I got to buy new material for it, rather than find something in my stash, squeeeeee – was to make new cushion covers for the sucker. The back of the pillows are a cool charcoal colour, so to save some dosh, I decided to buy a bright patterned fabric to match. We could then have some cushions on the charcoal side and some on the patterned side… ’twill make sense soon I promise.

This is the fabulous fabric I found.

Trees to meet ya!

Trees to meet ya!

 

First order of business was to unpick the seams of the cover. This was a long and fairly tedious progress. I advise completing in front of the T.V. Preferably with wine.

Riiiip

Riiiip

Next up is using the existing cover as a pattern. Pin it onto your fabric and cut around.

Cutting out the pattern

Cutting out the pattern

Now you can pin it to the back cover and sew your little heart out. Remember to leave a small opening in the zip so you can get into the darn thing – speaking from experience, doh!

Ziiiiiip

Ziiiiiip

Wirrrrrr

Wirrrrrr

When you’re done; turn it right side out, give it a good press, stuff it with the inner and enjoy.

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

Even Hubster loves it. I’ll be honest, I was a little sceptical about him and that bright pink…. but no complaints so forward march! The smaller pillow is a quillow I finished a wee while ago, still can’t decide what to applique onto the front so it has stayed blank. Sigh. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Now to complete 7 more!!!

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