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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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