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« on: May 18, 2008 07:35:37 PM »

First off, I want to say I thought I was pretty crafty but wow! This site is amazing. Here's my question- I'm moving to my first "grown up" place in two weeks. I've been out of college for year, I'm moving without a roommate and I want a nice place. However, I am on a pretty tight budget and  do have pretty typical "college girl" furniture- made worse by the fact that my cats have gone at it (they won't be coming with me, my current roommate is taking them). I looked into making my own slipcovers but I hate the way unfitted ones look and I just don't have the $$ for custom fitted ones. I'm not entirely sure I'm talented enough with a sewing machine to make my own fitted slipcover, either - my biggest feat up till now has been a few summer dresses and a lot of Halloween costumes. Does anyone have any suggestions for a fitted look without spending the money? My dream end product would be a chocolate brown microsuede because I'm planning on a robin's egg blue living room Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008 11:52:48 AM »

Have you looked for patterns(Mccalls, Butterick, Simplicity)? This past weekend I seen some cute fitted looking patterns at Hancocks and they were onsale for 1.99. Sorry I can't remember which pattern company. On Memorial Day they are having a great sale, their Butterick and Mccalls patterns are just 88 cents Shocked. I am definitely going to stock up Wink.  Maybe this link could help http://www.trystancraft.com/martha/projects/slipcover.html

Another cheap idea is using a sheet. I seen designers on HGTV take a sheet and tuck it every so creatively and it looks like a fitted slipcover with the help of pins. Sure that would take some practice though. Anyways sorry I coudln't be more help, I have never made slipcovers, only purses and childrens clothes.

P.S. Love your color scheme! I am thinking of doing my masterbed & bath in the same colors Grin.

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