Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Easy sewing project- outdoor slipcovers

Without being able to buy a new outdoor set this summer, I was determined to make mine a little more my taste. I knew I wanted to use soft sheets as for the slipcovers so that I could toss them into the washing machine and they would just get softer with wear. I found the perfect sheet set at Marshall's and I have plenty to cover pillows or make a small table runner.
Basically this is an edged rectangle. To jazz it up a bit I had saved ruffles tie backs from my voile curtains. I do not use the tie backs and knew there would be a project someday...this was the project! Can you believe the tie backs were the exact length???

I could not find the perfect color ribbons for the ties, but did find the perfect color in bias tape. Another cost cutting detail.


These are so easy that I could make another set in a different print. I hope you try it!

9 comments:

Jan said...

That is beyond brilliant. I love it. What a great idea and so darn cute. I could sit there all day..

Carissa said...

Jen,

Your slipcovers turned out beautifully. What a great inexpensive way to change the look of your outdoor furniture. I also like all the decorating you've been doing with plates lately.

lynne said...

so beautiful!!! i love how they turned out!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

The chair covers look so pretty and you could even spray paint the chairs, that would look good to. I bought the same sheet set to cover my dining room chair seats! Good taste! LOL
Hugs kelly

Tammy said...

I lvoe the slipcovers. You are so wonderfully creative. I can't wait to see them in person!!!!

Lizzie said...

That looks very pretty!!! :)

restyled home said...

I LOVE this!! It even looks easy enough for someone like me to make!!

Linda

Anita said...

You are absolutely CLEVER!!! I'm gonna have to use this sometime - maybe even for the 4th. Love how you find inexpensive ways to do something and it's just as cute if not cuter because it's totally original.

Renee's Reproductions said...

WOW, they look beautiful!! Great job! xo Renee