My husband's grandma gave us this fold-out couch when we moved to Chicago. It is a great couch, but as you can see from the before--damn ugly! So I went to the fabric store a while ago and bought this navy linen for a dollar/yard. It was not my first choice but 1)it was cheap and 2)my best friend and her hubby gave us a rug from South America and the blue matches (we LOVE the rug, by the way). I finally finished recovering the pillows and it is done!
As for recovering the actual couch--I just sewed different panels to capture the details and hot glue gunned them on.
the finished product...I recovered the couch in September and just did the pillows last week. i HATE the one on the right. i was over this project and it was hot and well...maybe someday I will redo it. the other pillow is embroidered circles and french knots.