This Vono couch is part of a lounge set that includes two reclining chairs - which may or may not get the makeover treatment by me, my last attempt is still too fresh in my memory. Look at it, being all sad and tired and blah.
And look at it now:
If this couch had a voice box, it would be totally be singing Oh Yeah right now. Totally. The fabric is an upholstery-weight material bought from Spotlight, which of course went on sale the weekend after we bought the material. Roughly 5 metres was needed which was enough to cover the squabs and line the springs in the base of the couch.
And because we know that cushions make everything better, here are the zhushed-up cushions:
I made the cushion covers using some upholstery fabric remnants that I picked up from the ES Design sale on their $10 bundle table and the yellow ones were made from an old shirt of mine. They are not my Forever pillows, but they'll do for now.
I'd love to say that this makeover was carried out mostly by me, but it really was more of a collaborative effort. My husband bought me a nice shiny new overlocker a few months ago and I'm just a little bit scared of it. All those threaders and loops and things. So, my lovely husband took the helm which meant I was tasked with the very
The ends of the couch squabs were boxed to achieve the square corners:
If you've ever considered attaching zips at the same time as overlocking seam allowances, here's a tip: DON'T. The overlocker didn't appreciate that shortcut very much. I have to say that my husband looks pretty darned cute sitting behind an overlocker. He looked less cute after replacing one of the broken overlocker needles for a fifth time.
In my head, I was thinking that needle breakages would never have happened on my sewing machine. Of course, we all know it is wiser to nod sympathetically, say nothing and hand over a new packet of overlocker needles. If there is a next time, I would overlock the seam allowances and then attach the zips by sewing machine in two separate steps.
Time taken: 5 hours
Result: Hellooo, Couch. Oh Yeah.