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MONDAY MAKEOVER – SOFA SAVER PART 2

EXHIBIT A – DOG ON SOFA
CHARLIE love to be cozy and LOVES to be near me….
EXHIBIT B – CAT ON SOFA
NO ONE makes sleep look more delicious than Tiger! NO ONE!

EXHIBIT C – DOG AND BOY ON SOFA – DOUBLE TROUBLE

= DIRT AND HAIR ON SOFA

…. A while back, when the plastic wrap I kept over my CHEVRON sofa began to shred….
 I had the ingenious idea to make what I named….
“The Sofa Saver”!!!!
 for my beloved Chevron Sofa…
  
It has single handedly saved MY sofa! 
From THE KIDS AND Pets but mostly from ME! 
I’m a mess…you should see my shirt by the end of the day!

This summer I bought a coordinating ” TOWERS” patterned fabric  in VILLAGE Blue
  from the Premier line on sale at Fabric.com
in the hopes for making SOFA SAVERS.
(the fabric is sold out there now but I found it here)
(with coupons and the sale price…I think it was around $6/yrd) 
Pillow below on far left is in the Towers pattern Fabric

 …and there it sits in the corner on the roll…just waiting for me…

the fabric sat in the corner as they so often do…
until last week I got my rear in gear and made 
TWO NEW SOFA SAVERS!

 …ONE for the sleeper sofa in the PINK Living Room…

 …and ONE for the Kids Living room for the Down filled Brown Velvet sofa which is the DOGS FAVORITE!

 this is the easiest thing IN THE WORLD to make…and you truly could just lay the fabric over but I found the bigger the better for slippage so….

 TUTORIAL – 
FABRIC CHOICE – YOU CAN CHOOSE A FABRIC WhiCh IS EXACTLY like what your sofa is…or one which picks up other prints in the room. In this case…I just wanted something fun and coordinating…OBVIOUSLY this is NOT INTENDED to be gorgeous but UTILITARIAN…but HEY if it just happens to be pretty…I will take it!
for a normal size sofa – 4 yards of fabric is plenty..3 will do…6 is enough to go around back.
SNIP and RIP your 4 foot long piece fabric right down the middle. SEW together at the SELVAGE sides…right sides together and then hem the top and bottom…that is it. 
DONE!!!!
YOUR SOFA IS SAVED!!! 
You can throw them in the wash whenever they get dirty and they blend with the rest of your decor. 
HAVE FUN!
COMING TOMORROW…TUESDAY ART SALE…WAIT TIL YOU SEE WHAT I CHOSE!!!
HINT..BAAAHHHHHH!
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6 thoughts on “MONDAY MAKEOVER – SOFA SAVER PART 2

  1. You are so right – I ‘d love to be able to sleep like your cat does! Just zonked out.Sofa savers are a great idea, our Westie is white but seems to carry a hidden supply of dirt around with him (probably since he is so close to the ground).

  2. Oh my! I wish you were my sister! Or that you lived in Oregon…. Some sort of “Sofa Saver” has been on my mind lately, to protect my couch from my forever-licking dachshund. He even licks the couch! I’m all over that idea!

  3. That is such a good idea! We always have a hard time keeping our sofas clean that’s why it really helps if they aod covered up. The good catch is that it doesn’t only keeps our sofa free of dirt, it also adds an inviting ambiance as well.

    Gerry Bossier

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