I made new covers for the outdoor couch today. Guess what I used? I used painter's dropcloth! I bought two and cut them up into thirds. I sewed the edges and used mattress clips on the backside. I love it. Now I need a nice teal pillow.
The fabric cost me $22.
Last weekend I sewed a lot! I made these couch covers for our outdoor couch and used painters drop cloths! I bought two 6 x 9 cloths at $11 each and cut them in thirds. I merely zig-zag stitched around the edges in hopes that would keep them from unraveling. I usually fold the material over and straight stitch, but I'm testing to see how zig-zagging works. I may need to re-sew edges. It also keeps the material bigger.
I used mattress clips on the back side to hold them together.
I love how it turned out! I love the color and now I need a nice teal pillow to add to the couch.
The couch cushions are still good, but I am protecting them. I need something I can take off and wash and throw back on after the birds do-do on them. Last winter the squirrels went after it too and the cover I had on it was damaged. You could see the squirrel claw marks. There is one small tear in one cushion from that, but otherwise the cushions are still in good shape. The material also gets dirty on the cushions from dog paws or other creatures walking on it. So I have determined covers are the best way to go.
I had bought a cover at wal-mart last year for a couch and it never did fit right and it kept coming off. Eventually we tucked it in and left the top exposed. It was rather annoying actually. I think we paid about $40 for it too. That is why this $22 is fabulous for the drop cloths! The mattress clips were a little expensive at $5 per 4 and I needed one set per cushion (total cost of $30), but they are a one time cost that can be used for years, even with the next set of material I may need to buy. Plus, the covers are set in place and not moving like the other cover I bought last year. I'm so happy about it!