Monday, December 14, 2009

CHENILLE SLIPCOVER

I did the slipcover for this (HUGE) sofa about 4 years ago. It was during the summer and we were having a heat wave. My house does NOT have air conditioning and I literally had a sweat shop and it was me doing the sweating.
It really doesn't look as big as it is. The sofa measures 120" across the back, which is really big. The chenille was quite heavy; so heavy, in fact, that I sewed the entire slipcover on my industrial machine. Usually, I only need to use it to sew the skirts on. Even using the largest needle on my regular Bernina wasn't enough.
The ironic thing is another client here in Coronado has the exact same sofa. Not the same fabric on the base, but the same frame. That one, though still huge, was much easier because the fabric was Shabby Chic duvet covers from Target. In other words, sheeting, which is a far lighter fabric. Looking at these pictures now, I have to say I am impressed. For one thing, it doesn't even look like a slipcover. For another, I think it looks pretty dang good!

8 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I think it looks good, too - and, chenille?? how soft and cozy that must be to!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I was thinking the same thing! It doesn't look like a slip cover...fabulous job sweet friend, but then again...they always are!!

Have a fabulous week!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Laurel said...

I could never tell that is a slip cover. Wow! I am amazed at your skill Tamerie. Wish I kept up more on sewing:)
Love
Laurel

angie said...

That looks great! I understand about the heavy fabrics, I had working with such heavy fabrics on such large pieces.

Beach Vintage said...

Love the colour of it Tamerie. Looks like a great hard wearing fabric too.

6p00e54ef5b61a8834 said...

Fabric + Tamerie = AMAZING!!!
You ROCK girlie!
I hope you are enjoying the holidays!!!!
xoxoxoxoxo!!!!!

Michelle

Serena said...

It doesn't look like a slip cover at all....amazing job, Tamerie! It looks so soft and cosy too.

Maija said...

OMG- that is flipping huge, and I can't believe it's a slipcover!