Aug 18, 2010

Covering the sofa

Issue sofa. What to do when your sofa is totally horrible but you don't want to throw it away?

When I rent this apartment, there were an old sofa lying around. Of course I find that sofa graceless, but im too ecological to just wipe it out - especially when I know that every day they carry more than 80 sofas to the nearest dump. Thats only here where I live. I don't even want to think about how they do in Paris, London or NY.

So because of that I took up my sewing machine and started to work.

After many hours and problematic seams:

And then the "before and after" photos:

As it was

First just covered

Then sewd

Ready (exept my flat iron cracked up, so its not ironed)

Of course you can see that it's just coverd, but it is much more ecologic than bying a new sofa, and a lot cheaper too :) With few pillows and that shawl it will look great!


  1. I admire you!!! That was awesome!

  2. You're very impressive !!Well done :)

  3. muuch better! what kind of a material you used? thick cotton?

  4. Well I didn't have that thick cotton so I had to make each part dual. So it has two layers of fabric :)