Thursday, June 10, 2010

My First Slipcover: A Burlap and Muslin Settee



Burlap and muslin slipcover




This little settee was cute
in 1980!


  Some heavy muslin was laying around screaming to get
used. The heavy muslin makes up the seating area
and since I had purchased a huge bolt of 60" burlap I thought
I had better start making use of it. Then I dove into the numerous
slip cover books I had purchased and this is what I ended up with:


Side tabs are attached with velcro. Around the top is just a loop.

Making a Slipcover


Velcro all the way around the bottom for the skirt



Bow ties on side are burlap, of course!

I'm so happy with the way it turned out that I started my junk store wing chair 
slipcover.  It's so much easier than I thought it would be.

Burlap Slipcover Skirt



Burlap and Muslin Slipcover Tutorial

Now it will be about an hour before my kitties are on it getting it all furry!
Oh...I made the "Paris" pillow just a few days ago.  Here is my tutorial on how I did that:
Making a "Paris" Burlap Pillow
Oh...and the rocking chair re-do was my FIRST POST!
Distressed Rocker....My First Post




46 comments:

  1. I love your new slipcover!! That looks so great! Hopefully I can do something like this one day. :) Saw your link on HOH.

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  2. Pretty sweet! Love the fabrics you used and the waterfall style on the skirt. Nice!
    Amy@MaisonDecor

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  3. thanks for linking up to treasures and trinkets at My Cottage Charm! :) Your slipcover turned out just great, you can't tell it's your first one! :) Beautiful job!
    Blessings
    melissa :)

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  4. It is beautiful! I love your welcoming home and your blog. Very nice job.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments about my weight loss and for entering my book giveaway. You are right. The day of our wedding I was only 120 pounds and a size 4. Well that was over eleven years ago and we all know what happens when we overeat and stop the consistent exercising. I'm really embarrassed I even let myself get to that point. Yikes! I know you can do it too! Whatever your goals may be they are obtainable through healthy eating and consistency. Good luck my friend! You are always welcome to stop by for a visit anytime. You are very kind and I appreciate you.

    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  5. Very cute! I love burlap too. I just did a post using burlap as the main ingredient in a table setting. I notice you even have burlap on your side bar! Don't you just love burlap?

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  6. It really looks cute! You did a wonderful job. And, yes, they are not as hard to make as you would think. They are just time consuming and you have to keep all of the fabric straight, so you don't sew the wrong thing. I have found I get better and better the more I do.

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  7. This is just darling, if you're not "partied out" link up next week or link up your next project :).

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  8. That is adorable! I love the burlap skirt - and the velcro means that you could put a different skirt on there too!

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  9. I love anything burlap. Very cute job on the bench....you totally updated it. I'm off to read some of your other posts...fun! Lisa~

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  10. I LOVE the way this turned out! It's beautiful!! You did a great job, and the little Paris pillow is the perfect added touch!
    ~ Jo

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  11. This is one of the cutest setee's I have ever seen. I just love what you've done with it! What a wonderful transformation!

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  12. Very cute, I love the burlap and muslin together!!

    Tania

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  13. This is so beautiful! I love the fabric combination.

    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

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  14. your slip cover turned out darling, burlap is not the easiest material to sew on. I own a small shop in Oakridge OR called Somewhere In Time and I do most of the sewing. I have made a few burlap hand towells for the garden, a burlap bag, spron, pillows and runners, they turn out great and wash up great but you must own an iron and know how to use it! Blog me sometime:www.http://somewhereintime2007.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so cute! I love the velcro idea! Thanks for stopping over at FDG!

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment on the bath vanity,,, I went to that site you spoke of and the photo of the 'blogger' was on my 'followers' the other day.. I delieted it?? Not knowing who or where? He must have moved the 'blog hop' to his site.. whow!
    Thanks for the info...
    Sandy
    http://www.kidzone.ws/cursive/index.htm

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  18. Sorry for my comment confusion...
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/
    I wish I had your e'mail...
    Read the translation, and the 'descriptions' are "odd indeed"....
    thanks
    Sandy

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  19. I absolutely love this! I am loving everything on your beautiful blog! Thanks so much for the link you left on my blog...that was very interesting.
    ~Elissa

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  20. Stunning, just love the burlap and muslin together, it looks so professional!
    Tracey

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  21. I just love the slipcover you created! It looks amazing - a great transformation. Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired this week!

    Chelsea

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  22. Very chic and sweet. I love it!! YOu are very talented. Stopping over from NFF.

    heather

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  23. I love your slip cover! It completely changes the look of it! Love it.

    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  24. What a great slipcover. I love the use of the muslin and burlap. It looks wonderful with the ties on the sides too. Really changes the piece. So cute. I am on vacation and just checking in when I can, but thank you so much for joining Table Top Tuesday. Hugs, Marty

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  25. Very good idea useing what you already had. Trish

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  26. Nancy,
    good job on the slip cover.
    M

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  27. I love this idea! I will have to try it out

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  28. I'm not generally a burlap fan, but this is awesome!

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  29. That settee and slipcover is darling!! I think I might go with a larger ruffle around the bottom of my couch!! Thanks for the idea :))
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

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  30. Hi! Thanks so much for linking this up. You know I think it it's so cute. My slipcovers would be more fun if there were fewer of them :P. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

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  31. Honestly I'm not offended by your settee 'before' but your slipcover is soooo cute!!! You have a great blog!

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  32. Oh, how I love burlap! Great job. Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca

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  33. You have a great blog! I am your new follower. Come by and visit me at http://showememama.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow, gorgeous. It looks like it is straight out of my favorite catalog, Ballard Designs. :) Your pillow is super cute too.

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  35. If the kitties like it you know it is perfect. Job well done.

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  36. Simply gorgeous! You did an amazing job. I love the fabric combination. Adorable! I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks so much for linking up to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  37. Hello...

    Wow...you did great with your very first slipcover!!! I love your bench and it looks so beautiful dressed in the pretty muslin and burlap slip!!! What a great way to update a great piece of furniture!!! I also enjoyed the peek at the pretty room where this bench resides!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Sunday Favorites party! Welcome! It was such a pleasure having you...sure hope that you'll join us again, my friend!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  38. Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

    Do join again with a great new tutorial next party, will ya? It opens Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.

    :0-)
    Rose
    Http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

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  39. Totally love it! The muslin and burlap look perfect together!

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  40. It is just adorable! You have a lot of talent girl!
    Thanks for letting me know about it!

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  41. I did see this, forgot whose blog it was on, after being in blogland to long the other day. This is so adorable. My sister had a bench just like this. You are very talented.

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  42. Gorgeous! I love the burlap and the Velcro tabs to secure it around the arms. I need to make a slip for a large sofa of mine and I'm so intimidated. Thank you so much for linking up to air your Laundry Friday. Hope to see you tonight!

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  43. Hmmm....which slip to feature? I just don't know. ;)

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