Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Slip Cover

Tomorrow is mine and Jake's first wedding anniversary which is pretty exciting. Since we both love to eat out and go to movies we decided to celebrate today. So we went to Tucano's and then we went and saw Fast Five. (I liked it, I think, a little more violent than I like but you can't win 'em all) So! For my present Jake bought me a sewing machine!! Exciting. It's the "cheap one" as he says but I spent a lot of time researching them and I thought that this one would work wonderfully for what I would like to do with it and Jake somehow picked it without me even telling him about it. Whatta guy.

After the movie we went to Walmart so we could buy some fabric for a slip cover because, well, our couch is not pleasing to my eye... or anyones that I really know of. But it was free and I mean, it works. Its a couch, its cushy (ish), and you can sit on it so ultimately, its a win. We bought some brown fabric because that is currently my favorite color and I thought it would look nice with our blue walls. And I finished it tonight- obviously or this post would be such a tease.


AFTERIts nothing special, just a slip cover but I am so excited about it! I feel like the whole living room will look so much nicer and since I spill all the time it'll be nice to be able to wash it. :D

(I know there is a weird shadow in the pictures- I had to sit under a table to get the whole couch in the shot so we are dealing with the shadow)


  1. I have been wanting to make a couch cover. TEACH ME!!

  2. Ya! I've been wanting to make a slip cover too! How'd you do it? My sewing machine is a brother. I like it! :)

  3. haha. oh its really easy. its not fitted except for the arm covers, i am just going to use velcro to get it to hold on the back and sides. one day- when I buy velcro. lol