Friday, January 29, 2010


It's no secret that I'm a coffee lover.

Did anyone else fall completely in love with these mugs shown on the Sept. 2008 cover of BHG?

Are they the sweetest?! I'm completely ga-ga for them. Unfortunately for me, they're $24 per cup and I'm pretty sure that doesn't include shipping. Sorry I couldn't get a bigger pic of them for you, but the site they're sold on won't let me steal the photo! How dare they?! If you'd like to see them close up, go to If you click on Shop- House- Kitchen, they're the first item that comes up.

While online shopping for a reasonable stand-in I spotted these vintage french cuties on etsy...

Apparently this type of cup is called a "mazagran"? I believe that definition has more to do with the shape of the cup than the lack of a handle, but what do I know. If anyone out there can educate me on this- I'm all ears!!
This set costs $35, plus $25 shipping. Will someone out there please buy these so that I won't be so tempted?!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Simple Wall-Mounted Charging Station

I'm participating in DIY day at ASPTL
and Works For Me Wednesday at We are That Family!

If you've ever read the flylady you know all about hot spots, otherwise known as those little surface areas that tend to be piled with a new load of junk everyday. The catch all spots that each member of your family adds a few items to everyday until you can no longer see the surface.

Here's mine:

Let's see...
My bag? check.
Jellybean's favorite princess sweatshirt? Check.
Boogie's measuring tape? Check.
Gloves? Bible? Pirate hat? Check, check and check, matey!

Nester's post a few days ago inspired me to try to sort out my problem with a simple solution. You may not be able to tell from this photo, but my biggest problem in this area is not all the clutter, It really doesn't take long for me to sort those items back to their original owners. The biggest problem here is this:

There are so many little devices that tend to get charged here and their respective cords tend to hang out and party here long after their devices have been charged. I've wanted to incorporate some kind of charging station in this area for a while. I looked into buying one, but aside from costing more than I'm willing to spend, they all seemed to take up too much real estate on a small counter top like mine. I thought something wall mounted would be perfect, but I didn't have any luck finding a wall-mounted charging station that could accomodate 4 plus devices.

I thought about making something- let's see... it would need to be long enough to store several devices on top, not jut out too far from the wall, and have a hollow space inside to hide the cords. Wait a minute, that sounds a whole lot like something I already own! I had this ledge shelf in my bathroom and it happened to fit the bill perfectly.

The right end covers the outlet and all the unruly cords are hidden inside. The back and bottom of the shelf are open, so I can still get to the outlet without taking the shelf down- with a little effort.

I used these to hang it on the tile.

Then I just wound up the cords with twist ties and hid them inside, extended the head and a few inches of each cord on the shelf top and taped each cord in place on the under side of the shelf.

Have you found a new practical use for something around your
home? I'd love to hear about it!


Monday, January 18, 2010

How to Slipcover Sofas and Chairs

Nine out of ten princesses agree...

everything looks better in a pretty ballgown!




Okay everybody- here-you-go! Here's absolutely everything I know about making slipcovers!

Before I get on with it, you may want to check out my last two posts (if you haven't yet) before reading this. Three posts in roughly as many days?! Are you shocked that I didn't make you wait 6 weeks for a new post!?

The first step is measuring your sofa or chair and figuring out how much fabric you need. Look at your chair/sofa. How many separate pieces of fabric make up its current upholstery? Do you want to mimic the current design exactly or change it a bit? Do you want to change, add or remove the skirt? Does it currently have separate seat and/or back cushions? Do you want to cover them individually or make a one-piece slipcover (as I did on my sofa) that covers all of the cushions?

This planning is the hardest part! If you can envision it- you can do it!

In order to better envision your plan, sketch your chair/sofa or take a photo (as I did since I have zero sketching talent!) and loosely sketch your plan for the fabric pieces on top like this:

By the way- please forgive my lame-o diagrams! I figured wonky visuals were better than none!

Now you have a decision to make- do you want to make a paper pattern for your chair/sofa or not?

I did make a paper pattern for my wingback chair, but I didn't make one for my sofa, cuz I'm a rebel like that. Now that I think about it, I really flew by the seat of my pants with the sofa cover. I just sorta started laying fabric out on the sofa and started cutting! I know- I'm a wild woman.

This won't be much of a tutorial if I just leave it at that, so I'll do my best to describe how I slipcovered my wingback chair with a pattern first and then I'll describe how to go about this pattern-free.


  • Fabric (I used about 8 yards of linen for my sofa, but you'll need more if you decide to cover your cushions separately, also, if you're covering a print you're better off choosing an upholstery weight fabric so that you won't have to worry about lining. I used about 4 yards for my chair)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Velcro Closure (if necessary)
  • Muslin or any cheaper fabric for under/behind the seat/back cushion if you're sewing a separate cushion cover
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • pins
  • Diappearing ink pen
  • Seam ripper (I hope you don't need it, but I sure did!)
  • Iron
  • sewing machine
  • Large paper (if you decide to make a pattern!) -I used a roll of brown craft paper that I had on hand.
  • Pencil

How I slipcovered my wing chair by making a paper pattern:

Here's a list of the pieces for my wingback chair cover:

  1. Cushion top
  2. Cushion bottom
  3. cushion sides (I count this as one long piece even though it's pieced together from shorter lengths)
  4. Front of seat back
  5. Back of Chair
  6. Inside and top of left arm
  7. Inside and top of right arm
  8. Face of left arm
  9. Face of Right arm
  10. Outside of left arm
  11. Outside of right arm
  12. Inside of left wing
  13. Inside of right wing
  14. Outside of left wing
  15. Outside of right wing
  16. Between front legs, below cushion
  17. Muslin (or any plain inexpensive fabric) square beneath cushion
  18. Skirt or trim for bottom (I still haven't added this to my chair!)
I started out by taking measurements of the longest and widest points of each of the sections. Then I cut out rectangles an inch or so larger than each section.
Then working one section at a time, I pinned a rectangle to its section on the chair and literally just traced the shape onto the paper with a pencil following the seams of the chair exactly.

Once I had traced each section onto paper, I cut each section out adding an extra 1/2 inch all the way around for the seam allowance.

Then I pinned the paper sections back onto the chair again to make sure there were no gaps. If your paper pattern fits together precisely, your fabric pieces will to!

Now I had a complete paper pattern for my slipcover!

If you're unsure of how much fabric to buy, you could do this step first and bring the paper pattern pieces to the fabric store with you and literally lay them out on the fabric on the cutting table in the store to see exactly how much you'll need. If you're using a patterned fabric, don't forget to allow enough fabric to match up the pattern.

Once the pattern is made, the hard part is done!

Next I layed the pattern pieces out on my fabric and cut out all of the pieces.
Then I layed the fabric pieces out on the chair and pinned them all together. Actually, I didn't pin the whole thing together at once, I pinned the pieces that comprise each arm first, and then sewed the arms together, then I pinned the body together (pieces 4 and 5) and pinned the arms to the body, then I sewed the body and arm pieces together, then the wings, then the bottom facing piece (#16) and I did the cushion last. You can sew the cushion shut, or use a zipper or velcro.

The wings were the only place that required a bit of pleating. If you look closely at my finished photo, there are two small pleats at the corner of each wing.

Don't forget that you don't need to be too precise in any area where you can tuck the slipcover into the chair. My chair slipcover is tucked between the body and the arms.

I was actually surprised at how easily all the pieces fit together. They just sort of fit together like a jigsaw puzzle once I had all of them cut out. The one part that seemed a little tricky (and I still don't quite understand why?!) was piecing together the facing of the arms with the tops and sides of the arms. I almost recut the facing piece, but eventually I did get it to work. In retrospect, I would recommend cuting the arm facing pieces (pieces 8 and 9 in my sketch above) with a larger seam allowance- maybe an inch or so- just to give a little more ease in piecing it together.

Finally I was done!

How I Made My Sofa Slipcover Pattern-Free!

Here is a list of the pieces for my sofa slipcover:

  1. Left back and seat
  2. Center back and seat
  3. Right back and seat. Each of these three pieces is a continuous piece from the top of the sofa, then it runs down to where the back and the seat meet, then goes over the seat cushion and ends where it meets the skirt.
  4. Top and inside of left arm
  5. Top and inside of right arm
  6. pleated skirt
  7. Upper outer left side
  8. Upper outer Right side
  9. Lower outer left side
  10. Lower outer right side
  11. (not visible in photo) Back of sofa
For this method I basically just treated my fabric the same as I treated the paper in my chair slipcover. First I measured the longest and widest points of each of the sections labeled above (1-11). Then I cut out rectangles an inch larger for each section accordingly (even though the finished project has some rounded areas). Then I layed the rectangular pieces on the sofa, and pinned them to each other around the sofa with the seams facing out /inside-out (this works as long as your sofa/chair is symmetrical) adjusting to fit accordingly. Then I pulled off my pinned-together slipcover, sewed it all together, turned it right-side-out and, poof! My raggamuffin sofa was beautiful once again. The trick to doing it this way is to make sure you don't trim away the excess fabric until you're sure it's sewn together the way you want it.

Here are the details:

First I pulled the tape measure from the top center of the sofa, down the backrest, into the crevice where the back meets the seat, back up and over the seat cushion to the point where I wanted the skirt to begin. Like this:

this measurement plus 1 equals the length of each of the first three pieces in my list.

Then I pulled the tape measure across the widest part of my left seat cushion from the outside of the cushion to the point where it meets the center cushion like this:

this measurement plus 1 equals the width of piece 1 and 3.

Next I measured the widest point of the top of the center seat cushion like this:

this measurement plus 1 equals the width of piece 2.

At this point I had the length and width of the first 3 pieces- just three big rectangles- so I cut them out and layed them in place on the sofa.

I worked on the arms next- this was the tricky part. First I measured for piece 4. I measured from the back of the inside of the arm (at the farthest point, all the way back where your pocket change gets stuck!) all the way around to where the front rolled part ends like this:

Then I measured from the center bottom of the inside of the arm up and over the arm like this:

Now I had athe length and width of pieces 4 and 5, so I cut them out.

Pieces 7/8 and 9/10 were a little easier since they were close to rectangular already- I measured the length and width of this section and cut out 6 and 7.

Since the upholstery of my sofa had piping along the solid back and because I opted not to cover each seat cushion individually, I wanted to add piping to the back and seat of my slipcover to make it look more finished. I measured all the areas where I wanted piping and added them up to figure out how much piping to make.

If you want to incorporate piping (you certainly don't need to) you can purchase it pre-made or make your own.

At this point I went ahead and pinned it all together inside-out along the lines of the sofa, starting with the arms. I used A-LOT of pins- basically used them as basting stitches since I wasn't using a pattern. I pleated the fabric anyplace where the upholstery was pleated. For this sofa that was the corners of the arms (any piece with any kind of rolled-arm where there is not a flat facing piece will need some pleats at the arm) and the top corners of the seat-back.

When I finished pinning together the pieces that made up the arm I pulled it off the sofa and brought it to the sewing machine. I unpinned only the first one or two pins and carefully held on to that end while pushing the end of my piping into the opening. I un-pinned, worked the piping in and stitched a little at a time along the line where wanted the piping. In a few places where I was worried I would lose track of where I wanted the seam to go, I used the disappearing ink pen to give me a guide line. I was using it on the back side of the fabric, but it really does disappear completely (though if you choose this method you may want to test it on a scrap first), so no worries!

After I finished stitching the arm sections together I stitched sections 1-3 together adding the piping inbetween. This part was pretty simple because the fit didn't have to be too precise since the edges of this part- what is now one large section making up the body of the sofa- will tuck down around the edges of the seat cushion.

Next I layed the large center section back on the sofa and put the arm sections back on the sofa and pinned them together. Pinning these parts together in the crevice between the arm and the cushions was darn near impossible, so I just smoothed the fabric in there as best I could, grabbed my disappearing-ink pen, and ran it down the line where I wanted the two pieces to meet. Then I stitched the arm sections to the large center section along those lines. Again, this seam doesn't have to be too precise since it will get tucked down into the sofa.

Next I put what was starting to look a lot like a slipcover (yay!) back on the sofa and pinned sections 7, 8 and 11 in place. Then I pulled it off, stitched it all together, and put it back on the sofa again. It looked pretty darn good, but I made a few adjustments here and there.

That was when I realized that since I opted not to cover each seat cushion separately, the fabric at the outer front corners of the sofa needed to be tailored. I sorta pulled and tucked the fabric at each corner kinda like an inverted hospital corner and stitched it in place by hand. This was the only place I stitched by hand.

Finallly it was ready for the piece de resistance- the box-pleated skirt! To make the skirt, I first decided how long I wanted it to be (6") and then I had to do a little math (ouch!). The perimeter of the base of my sofa was 245" and I wanted 4" pleats. I figured out that for a 4" pleat I need 12" of fabric so to cover 245" with pleats I would need 735" (61.25 feet) of fabric. I cut my remaining fabric into 7" strips, joined them all end-to-end on the sewing machine and was pleased to find that I had more than enough. I hemmed the whole length at once using the same method I described in yesterday's post. Then I pinned and pressed all of my pleats in place (using my measuring tape to make sure they were uniform) and ran a straight stitch 1/4" from the raw edge to hold all the pleats in place and removed all of the pins. Then I pinned the skirt to the bottom edge of the slipcover.

Next I pulled the cover off one more time, stitched the skirt in place, reinforced all the seams (as I described in yesterday's post), trimmed away all of the excess fabric (as I described in yesterday's post- sensing a theme here?!) put it back on the sofa and fell over in exhaustion- oh, I mean, I did a little happy dance...then I fell over in exhaustion!

Just go slowly and carefully. As long as you measure at the widest points of each section, you really can't go wrong. Some sections are trickier than others depending on the shape of the furniture piece you're working on, so you may wind up pinning, unpinning and repinning a bit, but eventually you'll get the perfect fit. Just don't cut away the excess until you're sure it's all sewn together the way you want it!

PS- A little note about seam rippers. Here's a closeup of one. I find them very handy, which must mean that I sew things together the wrong way frequently and have to rip out the seam! If you don't have one, I think they cost about 89 cents at any fabric store. I think most people use them backwards inserting the longer end into the stitching and picking out one or two stitches at a time. If you instead insert the ball end into the stitching to be removed you can zip right down a seam in a flash. Anyway, I hope you don't need it in this project, but I know I did!

Please, please contact me if you need further help/instructions! I'd be happy to help if you need more guidance!
And with that I shall leave you for now for my laptop is smokin' and the Dame is coming on PBS and there's a glass of prosecco and a hunk of brie waiting for me- heaven! I must really be turning into a fogey because I just love me some masterpiece theater! Ta-ta!

Update! I slipped the cushions of the sofa individually- check it out here!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

How To Make a Coffee Table Slipcover\Skirt

As promised, here's my tutorial for the coffee table skirt/slipcover! If you missed yesterday's sewing encouragement post, you might want to scroll down and read that first!

The difficult part of sewing a slipcover is not in pressing the sewing machine pedal or steering the fabric- that part is easy. The most difficult part is planning out the project.

I think a coffee table makes a good first slipcover project because the shapes are pretty straightforward. Think of wrapping a present- it's much easier to wrap a standard box than it is to wrap an oddly shaped package (sofas and chairs definitely fit into the oddly shaped package category!).

The first thing you need to do is decipher what style and length of skirt you'd like and purchase enough fabric. I'll describe how I did my coffee table, but please feel free to contact me if you need help deciding how much fabric you need for another style!

I would advise you to choose an upholstery weight fabric for this so that you won't have to bother with lining it. I recently had a really great experience ordering fabric from, but there are tons of cheap fabric resources online.

Fabric of your choice
Coordinating thread
Disappearing/watersoluble Ink Marker (can be purchased at any sewing/craft store)

My fitted table skirt is made up of three basic pieces:

The first piece covers the table top and should be cut 1/2" larger than your table top. I literally turned my table upside down, layed it on top of my fabric, used a disappearing ink pen (can be purchased at any fabric/craft store) to trace a 1/2 inch larger than my table top and cut it out. The diameter of my table is 40", so the diameter of my round top piece of fabric was 41".

The second piece will be a long strip which will cover the apron of your table snugly(I highlighted the apron of the table above)- it should be cut the height of the apron of your table plus one inch by the length of the perimeter of your table plus one inch (depending on how much fabric you have, you may have to piece this portion together with several shorter pieces) the apron of my table is 2" and the perimeter was 125 inches, so my second fabric piece was 3" x 126".

The third piece makes the skirt. My skirt had four little pleats, and I allowed an additional 4 inches in length per pleat. My finished skirt was 3 inches long, so my skirt piece was 142" (126" plus 16" for the pleats) by 4". Make sense?

We're almost ready to sew everything together, but before we do I want to tell you how to consistenly sew a half inch seam allowance (some projects patterns may have you sew 5/8" seam allowances, but for planning purposes sewing 1/2" seam allowances helps to keep the numbers even). Look at your sewing machine. There are probably some little guider lines (they look like marks on a ruler) just to the right of your sewing needle on the base of your machine(just to the right of where your fabric will slide under the needle). Get out a little ruler or measuring tape and figure out which little line is half an inch from your sewing needle. Mark it with a pencil or a little piece of tape if that helps. Now when you sew all you have to do is guide or "steer" the raw edge of your fabric along that line and you'll always have an even 1/2" seam allowance.

Now to piece it togehter! This is the fun part! First fold your apron piece in half, right sides together and stitch the ends together, 1/2" from the edge (using your little guide line) turning it into a giant loop. Then do the same with your skirt piece.

Next, attach your apron piece to your top piece. Lay your apron piece on top of your top piece, right sides together lining up the edges. You're sewing one long side of your apron piece to the outer edge of your top piece. Now sew a straight stitch all the way around keeping the two pieces lined up (I find this simple enough without pinning the two pieces together, but go ahead and pin if you prefer!). Make sure and keep the raw edge running along that half inch marker.

Now the top is attached to the apron all the way around. If you want it to be machine washable, reinforece the seam by stitching all the way around the same seam again, this time stitching 1/4" from the raw edge in the seam allowance. Then carefully trim the excess fabric close to the stitching (but be careful not to cut into the stitching!) and finally press the seam down towards the apron, away from the top piece.

Now for the skirt. I find it easier to hem the skirt piece before attaching it to the apron piece, but if you'd prefer you can hem it last. You can hem by hand, or do a machine blind hem (I'll do a separate post on that if anyone's interested!), But I think just a basic straight hem will do here just fine. Press the bottom 1/2" of fabric under, then press 1/4" of that in again. Run a straight stitch close to the second fold.

Now slip the top+apron piece onto your table. Pin the skirt piece to the bottom of the apron piece, aligning the pleats as you like and hiding the skirt seam(s) in the pleats the best you can. Stitch. Reinforce. Trim. Press. Slip it on your table and admire your handy-work, you fabulous thing!

I stitched 4 little pieces of ribbon inside each pleat on mine to tie around each leg to hold it in place, but if you don't have cute little buggers pulling on yours that may not be necessary!

If any of this is at all confusing- please don't hesitate to ask me a question! I know I've used a bit of sewing jargon here, so if any of this is confusing or if there's some ternimnology that you're not familiar with, please ask! I'd be all to happy to explain!!


Friday, January 15, 2010

A Little Sewing Encouragement

I have two words for you my friends- The Nester!!!

I just got a comment from the Nester! That's right, this Nester!! I can't believe it. I am so stinkin' starstruck.

As I just told her in my response email to her I totally credit her for giving me the encouragement I needed to give up all my excuses and do the best I can to decorate the home I have with the budget (or lack thereof!) I have. I just love her.

She was asking if I ever posted instructions for how I made my sofa slipcover, and I know I promised months ago that I would tell you how I made it as well as the slipcover for my wingback chair, and now also my coffee table, but I feel like that might be putting the cart before the horse a bit since some of us don't yet know how to thread a sewing machine. So, I've decided to try to help everyone get started with using a sewing machine today, then tomorrow I will post instructions for making the table slipcover, and on monday I'll post instructions for slipcovering a sofa or chair. Sound good? Good!

How to Thread your Sewing Machine and Get Started!

I have this theory about sewing-

if you can drive a car, (even a bumper car!), you can sew.
Once you get it threaded (which is really easy after doing it a few times) you just push the foot pedal and steer! My family is totally laughing at me right now (you can stop snickering, Chrissy!), because I don't have the cleanest driving record.

So, there you have it. You don't even have to be able to drive well!

I don't know why so many smart capable women are scared to use a sewing machine.

It wasn't so long ago that most women had to either sew their own clothes or go without! Plenty of people far less intelligent, educated and fabulous than you have conquered this task, but now that sewing has fallen out of the repertoire of the average american woman, it seems completely daunting to figure it out on our own.

Lucky for you, there are a gazillion online resources to help you figure it out!!

You are fearfully and wonderfully made and perfectly capable of running a sewing machine!

First of all, don't think of sewing as a foreign language. Like taping, glueing, pasting or stapling (all things we mastered in grade school) it's just another way of binding two pieces together. You can do this!

Okay, first off, go get that sewing machine you have tucked away in a closest somewhere. Maybe you got it from your mom three christmases ago and it's still in its original box, or maybe your great aunt Mabel left hers to you and it's several decades old.

Either one is fine. Sewing machines, although they may look different, all have the same parts and function the same way. If you don't have one, borrow one! Now, find the cord and plug 'er in!!

In the interest of time I've decided not to reinvent the wheel. Find yourself some thread and a scrap piece of fabric and watch these videos on youtube.

I thought this one was pretty well done and how cute is her accent?!

Okay, this guy is not nearly as cute, but he is really thorough- so much so that his instructions are in two parts! Here's part 1 and part 2.

I also found this great web page for you which has threading diagrams for most sewing machines out there! So helpful! They also have manuals available for purchase for most machines in case yours has gone missing! Your machine may already have a threading diagram printed right on the side of the machine, but if not I totally recommend printing out the diagram for your machine and taping it to the side of your machine.

If you've done all that and are still having trouble, please, please email me! I will be happy to help you troubleshoot!

Now that your machine is threaded, get out that scrap piece of fabric and noodle around a little. Fold the fabric in half and try to make a seam along the edge. The stitches should look flat and even.

If you find that there are little loops of thread sticking up on the top side of the fabric, the tension is too tight. Decrease the tension by turning the tension dial (it should be the dial closest to the needle of your machine) down to the next lower number. If loops appear on the underside of your fabric, turn the tension dial to the next higher number. You may need to adjust the tension several positions on the dial, it's just trial and error. It's also possible to adjust the tension at the bobbin- email me for more info if the upper tension dial doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

If you'd like some practice outside of a scrap piece before you start on a slipcover project, get yourself two matched squares (or rectangles!) of fabric, in the size of your choice and watch these video instructions for making a pillow and these instructions for stuffing your pillow. Don't get nervous- it's just 4 straight lines of sewing! Once you feel comfortable with "straight line sewing" you can easily jump to sewing a table cover- so come back tomorrow for the tutorial!


Monday, January 11, 2010

New Pillows and Skirted Coffee Table

If I were a piece of furniture, I would be this chair...

Or at least I would wish I looked like this chair and the jealousy would tear me up inside- I mean who does she think she is with those curvy arms and that sassy skirt, kicky trim and inverted pleats up to there! Don't hate her because she's beautiful.

I just love this whole room...

Okay, this whole house! It's the 2009 Southern Living Georgia Idea House.

Here's the dining room:

I guess I love this spa blue and red color combo because I'm also terribly smitten with this ocean front house by Windsor Smith.

Then one day as I was drooling over these photos I realized, I could totally rock this color combo in my livin' room, y'all! (BTW-why is it that my blogging voice occasionally sounds like Amy Poehler doing Britner Spears?!)

I already have some little shots of the spa blue color in lumbar pillows on my sofas and my adjoining foyer is red!

Here's my living room a few months ago right after I finished slipcovering this sofa...

And here it is today, all spruced up with a few newly made pillows...

I made them as zip-off pillow covers so that I could easily reuse pillows I already owned inside and adding the zipper was much easier than I thought it would be!

And here's a closeup of the pillow fabrics...

The red trim on the blue pillows is just grosgrain ribbon.

Here are more pillows on the other sofa...

and here's the view into the foyer...

I love that the red from the foyer is now incorporated into the living room color scheme...

Here are the built-ins still decked in Christmas decor- I took all of it down today and I'm planning to paint the backs the same pale blue before I rearrange them. I loved the red Christmas plates up there and I'm hoping to find some red and white transferware plates to display here year round.

Here's a shot of the room. Now you can see my other little project...

I was considering upholstering my coffee table, partially because I love the look, and partially because I'm so tired of cleaning sweet little sticky fingerprints off of it! But after spying several rooms like this one by Suzanne Reinstein where the table seems to be wearing a fitted skirt...

I decided to slipcover my coffee table instead- beacause, apparently I'll slipcover anything that isn't tied down!

I decided on one inverted pleat above each leg instead of the frilly ruffle and there are little ties on the inside to keep it in place. I love that I can take it off and wash it, and my table top is protected from little hands!

I'd be more than happy to give a detailed tutorial on how to make the coffee table slipcover and how to make zippered pillow covers if a few people are interested! Please comment and let me know if you're interested!

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