Blogging...Mayfly's DIY Slipcover

Blogging...Mayfly's DIY Slipcover

Grace Shu
Oct 24, 2008

We get this question a lot: "Where can I find a slipcover to fit my sofa?" And while we've all weighed in at some point, nothing beats a custom job. We recently discovered Mayfly, a blog by artist/muralist Alicia who made her own slipcover for her sofa a few years back. After completing it, she wrote, "It took 21 yards of fabric, 4 spools of thread, and many, many cuss words. Even a little blood was shed." Photo above is what her sofa looked like before, and check below the jump to see the after photo...

"Here it is looking all prim and tucked in for the photograph. In reality it looks a little more frumpy and lived on, because well, it is."

"This slipcover has taken over my life, the dining room table, and sun room for two weeks...But it is so much better than the old upholstery."

Check out more great photos and inspiration at Mayfly.

[ Photos from Mayfly ]

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