Practical AND stylish?

Look at this elegant couch dressed in Pasari silk. Beautiful isn’t it?

Allow me to let you in on a little secret…
it’s a slipcover!
Here is what the couch looked like before the transformation

Making this slipcover provided a few challenges for me such as the tufting on the original cushions and a hide-a-bed mechanism. Challenges aside, the final result showcased the nice geometric lines, maintained the tufting on the cushions and, most importantly, maintained the functionality of the hide-a-bed.

In order to make the hide-a-bed feature fully functioning while still maintaining a fitted upholstery look I used Velcro. The Velcro was sewn to the slipcover and then stapled/glued to parts of the couch that would not damage the original upholstery.

Tufting is one major element that creates the illusion that the slipcover is the actual upholstery. Since the original upholstery had tufted cushions I had to get creative to give the slip covered cushions the tufted look while maintaining an easy removal and tension. The solution? Tie the new button cord to the original button cord!

Lastly, to top off the upholstered look I made and placed welts (piping) along the arms and around the edges of the cushions. With everything complete we have an elegant, functional slipcover that you can even take to the cleaners.

1 comment:

  1. Creative problem solving with beautiful results! So interesting to see how your mind works, Cecile. I can't wait to see your next project.


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