This patchwork sofa cover (ashamedly) took me FIVE months to complete - I could, in all honesty, have finnished it in about a month, but every time I got stuck I would give up for a week before trying again and I got stuck A LOT.
This is the original sofa.
Ok, well, that’s a little fib, this is what the sofa would have looked like around 7 years ago, I am way too ashamed to put a photo of the actual sofa on here. This is because it’s partially bleached by the sun, my foster rat ate a hole in a cushion (sneaky bugger), the cushions are misshapen beyond belief and the fabric on the seat is so worn down it’s more hole than fabric.
In short, it’s gross.
However, the structure is still good. Unfortunately re-upholstery was out of the question (the sofa just doesn’t come apart!) and IKEA don’t make covers for this model. We looked into getting a cover made, but it was crazy expensive - more expensive than buying a new sofa!
Unfortunately, I had looked at 2 pinterest boards and an online tutorial and decided I COULD DO THAT EASILY! In fact WHY NOT MAKE IT PATCHWORK? Also, let’s not buy the proper materials LETS BID FOR OLD CURTAINS ON EBAY. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.
Well, here it is, made from a base of 60s curtains and way too many different fabrics.
It’s actually 2 seperate covers (the sofa can pull apart at the ‘L’) You pull it on/off like a giant sweater, so there are no zips/velcro to contend with.
The fish is from IKEA. My main regret is USING SO MANY TINY SQUARES! This mainly happened due to the fact the only thing I could find to use as a tempate was the bathroom scales. This project could have been over 100% quicker if I had spent time finding something slightly bigger.
Because we’re fancy, it has corduroy pockets.