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Brocade Sofa Covers

Added Feb 26, 2011

by suzetewilliams

Toddington, Bedf...






I bought this very tatty, but sturdy sofa from a local charity shop and decided to recycle it. I loved this brocade fabric when I saw it in my local fabric shop at £3.00 per metre (a great bargain!) and some piping cord and here’s the end result.

This is the first re-upholstery I have done, so there are little flaws, but I loved it and I might have to do my other sofa now (even though it doesn’t need it yet :-)).

Material Notes

12 metres of fabric, 20 metres of piping cord, thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Feb 28, 2011, 09.49 PMby sweetheart3282

    Absolutely beautiful! Did you use a pattern, or did you use the green cover as your pattern pieces? My sofa needs a major overhaul, and am looking for ideas, as I’ve never re-upholstered anything before, and I’m a little nervous to try.

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      Feb 28, 2011, 11.49 PMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you. I actually draped the fabric on the sofa and cut it from there. The cushinos were easy. You just measure the size and sort of copy the pattern of the old ones. Good luck and have fun.

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    Feb 27, 2011, 04.43 PMby woman

    i agree with the rest, it looks beautiful! well done indeed. i only hope one day i’ll have the balls to reupholster my own sofas too!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 07.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is really really well done. and it is so difficult to do an upholstery job in such a nice way. i am truely impressed and sure, that you are going to love your "new"sofa very much. have fun with it and lots of lovely days!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 01.02 AMby nidhi

    I’m amazed at your skills! Fabulous first re-upholstery! Very soothing fabric colour!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 05.55 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very well done! It looks so romantic!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 05.20 PMby soaringviola

    Oh, this is gorgeous! I would have never guessed that it isnt the original cover – unless your one looks much better :-) You made a Laura Ashley like sofa out of one that looked like from a cheap furniture outlet… Respect!

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      Feb 28, 2011, 11.53 PMby suzetewilliams

      Oh, that’s such a nice compliment. Thank you ever so much! :-) that’s made my day.

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