Slipcover from a bedspread

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So I made my first couch slipcover….I searched and searched for just the right one (I wanted something fun for the summer) and could only find plain jane ones….so I saw this bedspread on sale for $34 at Marshalls and loved the pattern.


I thought, that would be cool on my couch for the summer. This couch was given to me by a family friend and I had it professionally reupholstered in a primitive fabric when I lived in my 250 year old house….now, my tastes have changed a bit (I don’t live in the old house anymore) and time for something different.
So I bought a king size and a twin size of these spreads. I was VERY nervous about cutting them but, what the heck, so I did. I used the twin (cut into 2 even sections) for the arms. Just draped and pinned in place. Then I cut the king size in 3/4 for the back and “under seat” part and pinned to the arm covers. Then I used the other 1/4 piece (from the king size) and wrapped the separate seat cushion. The spread had a different pattern on the inside so I used that pattern for the seat for contrast. A little secret, I never sewed it b/c my 5 year old son is constantly getting it dirty so I just pull it off and wash 🙂 Very simple & pretty inexpensive if you can find a cool spread on sale! Now I just need to find a place to put it!


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  1. What a fun slipcover! I just made a slipcover for our chaise lounge this past weekend. I sewed it… that was no fun. Visiting from "Beneath My Heart."

  2. Wow, that looks amazing! I want it, it's beautiful!

  3. Debra from Bungalow says:

    Hi Jessica, Thanks for dropping by my blog and I do hope you'll visit again soon!
    I love the look of your new slipcovers. The prints look good together and the gold pillows are perfect.

  4. looks great, what a creative idea!:)

  5. Wow… that is awesome! I am seriously impressed. Wished I could do that. Thanks for visiting my blog about the Handmade Home Redo post. I am so psyched to have those fabulous ideas. I can't wait to get started! Happy weekend to you. 🙂

  6. Home Lighting says:

    Wow! From simple to GORGEOUS! I really need to take up sewing class. I'm envious 😉

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