Here's my slipcover update...the sofa frame! I was surprised by how easy this was. This took one drop cloth.
Peaches helped me remove all the cushions. I have a little house, so finding the space wasn't too easy. I had to dismantle a table and put the cushions in the dining room.
And then I vacuumed the frame and the floor. It was clear that I love Lay's Potato Chips and popcorn (and not vacuuming!).
I pressed the edges of the drop cloth (which had curled a bit).
I draped it over the back so it just touched the floor. It went over the frame to the front.
I used a blue fabric marker and traced the outline of the back of the sofa and into the crease in the front (where the seat and the back meet). To do this, I just pressed the fabric flush against the sofa and found the edge with my fingers...and traced.
I cut it about 1" bigger than my mark.
I took the other half of the drop cloth (I ripped the huge drop cloth into two pieces and washed/dried them separately).
I flattened it out of the floor. And traced. When I came to the edge that touches the floor, I just held it taut, and ran my maker in the crease - using the floor as my guide.
I cut it about 1" bigger (except for the edge in the front that touches the floor - I cut right on the mark).
And ended up with this. See how the front just touches the floor...
I pinned the back and the seat right on the marks. Then I sewed right on the marks.
Love my Bernina 240. No hesitation whatsoever!
And it is still inside out.
Progess...but still more to go. Next step are the arms! Stay tuned!