DIY Striped Slipcover for Kids Flip Sofa

How's that for a mouthy title? How about I just show you what I'm talking about:

Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

I have a little confession, I may or may not have been sitting on this project {haha, punny} for almost a year!!! I knew what I wanted, I just pushed it to the back of my to-do list--waaay back. But, when a couple of my blog friends decided to collaborate and put our heads together to come up with projects around a theme, I knew this would be perfect! I looove how it turned out.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Most of these kid flip sofas are just one or two pieces, but since it's for a rambunctious threenager, I decided to keep it all separate pieces so ripping was less likely.
I don't even have a good before pic:
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz
Straight from my phone after I tore the yucky fabric off and made my own muslin cover. This sofa was rescued from a garage sale by my mom for my younger brothers. Yikes. I think that makes it at least a decade old! I don't know if they even make them this large anymore. The total dimensions are 40"x27". Anyway, it looks a lot better now. I used upholstery fabric for even more durability.
Supplies:
4 yards muslin
4-5 yards main fabric {mine was directional so I wanted to err on the side of too much so I bought 5 and had some extra. If your pattern doesn't have a nap, then you should be able to get away with only 4}
3 zippers {you'll need ones that are at least 30" so I use upholstery ones found by the curtains and other upholstery weight fabric}
Instructions:
Cut pattern pieces

Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Main Sofa--


Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz
Sew arms together, right sides together. I start with sewing the top and front to make one long strip. You sew the short side of the front to the short side of the top.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Then add the insides of the arm. When you cut them, make sure you flip the pattern piece so the insides are opposite. 
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

I like to lay the pieces how they are supposed to look on the sofa and then flip them right sides together and pin. This way I know I've put the right side to the right piece.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz
Sew the seat to the back, matching up the width.
Then sew the arm to the back and seat. The long side of the front piece should match up with the length of the side. The top will overhang to the back. 

Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Pin and sew the sides of the arms.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Sew the opening piece along the entire front of the sofa matching up the arm sides and seat.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Carissa Miss: DIY Striped Slicover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

The bottom piece should be the only piece left. Install an upholstery size zipper along three sides of the piece and then sew the last side closed.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Seat Back Cushion--
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Sew the sides to the main, right sides together. The main piece is the front and back of the cushion. I like to lay them on the foam to see how they fit together and then pin, right sides together. Leave the long side unsewn to add a zipper
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Sew zipper and turn right side out and put on the sofa.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz

Seat Cushion--
Repeat the same as the seat back cushion.
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz


Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz
As you can see, my daughter loves it! {Ignore the crazy hair. It's pretty much a fight to do it every single day. Sometimes she wins, sometimes I win. You can tell who won on this particular day. I was lucky to even get her looking at the camera. Grr. Threenagers!!!} It currently sits in our living room for prime movie watching, or in this case, playing on the "ipad". I'm probably going to end up storing it downstairs until the basement is finished. It's easy enough to haul up when we have a movie night or when she has her friends over. I'm counting down the days years until we finish the basement and all kid related things can be banished:) Yay, another big project done and crossed off the to-do list! Now that fabric is put to good use instead of wasting away in my stash! Who's with me!

I made this slipcover as part of a collaboration with some other talented bloggers. Take a look at these other awesome creative striped projects!
Carissa Miss: DIY slipcover for kids flip sofa #creativebuzz
1. Granny Stripe Crocheted Blanket from Sugar Bee Crafts
2. Free Printable "Made with Love" Labels from Do Small Things with Love
3. Striped Gallery Style Photo Board from One Krieger Chick
4. Zebra Cake with Cookies & Cream Frosting from This Silly Girl's Life
5. Striped Clover Mini Plate from Just Us Four
6. Neon Stripe Microsuede Clutch from 733 Blog
7. Striped Cake Stand from Tied Ribbon 
8. Stripe Fabric Bracelet from Made to Be a Momma
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