This sleeper sofa was very dated and tired. It's fabric had seen it's better days. I didn't take a before picture, but it matches a love seat that I had done earlier. You know the blue/burgandy/green plaid that was very popular a few years ago......when we were all about jewel tones!
Check out the new fabric. Soft, cuddly, curl up on the sofa.... creamy off white linen. The fabric was bought at Fabric Solutions on Market Street, here in Wilmington, NC. Fabric Solutions has most fabrics for $7.99 a yard. If you get by there tell them that I sent you!
The sofa had attached backs, which I removed and made cording and in some cases moved some stuffing around inside the cushions. After you have sat on the cushions for a few years, they tend to get flat, and the back cushions are all "whoppy jawed" as me and my friends say. Don't ask me where that saying came from...it's one your grandmother says, so you just pick it up and start saying it also.
Here is the "Inside A Sleeper Sofa" part!! I had to open the bed, lift the head part of it and crawl inside the sofa where I stapled velcro on so that I could attatch the tuck ins! I felt like I was in a casket! At one point I had this terrible realization that I was inside and what if I couldn't get out! Nobody else was home at the time! When my daughter came in, she took this picture! Well the one thing you can say about this position inside a sofa....you can see how it is made. Quite simply atually. I even looked around and thought that I could make one of these. Then I quickly let that thought go to a place and never to return!
Here is the new slipcover on the sofa back at home. My client had purchased some khaki pillows to go on the sofa and she is on the hunt for the perfect blue pillows, so she can pull colors from her beautiful oriental rugs. Alas, my adventure in the inner workings of a sleeper sofa is done, and my husband is glad that he didn't have to lift it another time. And I have another happy client!