Friday, November 30, 2012

Ikea Hack From Comforter to Slip Cover and Head Board

My daughter is a college student with a limited budget but we wanted to make her apartment stylish.

She had bought the sofa bed last year for her bed, this year she wanted to buy the bed and move the sofa bed into the living room.  Ikea doesn't offer a slipcover for her sofabed, so we had to think hard what we wanted to do. 
KARIT Bedspread and 2 cushion covers IKEA Quilted bedspread; extra soft. Reversible bedspread. Light on one side, dark on the other for variation.
We made several trips to our local Ikea in New Haven to take measurements and make notes on what would work best. Because her school is over 1000 miles away I would need to either find room in the car for a sewing machine or buy one there. I was happy to see that Ikea offered an affordable machine.
Check out my review of the sewing machine here.
We decided on the king sized comforter with pillow covers in purple as it had the largest surface. At $39.99 it was a great price.
Here is the sofa bed and bed for the hack.

FJELLSE Bed frame IKEA Solid wood, a hardwearing natural material.EXARBY Mattress IKEA

So I laid out the comforter on the sofa bed and carefully pinned where I would cut it. (measure twice cut once) I only had one chance to get it right so it took awhile. I mitered the front corners and used the nice binded edge for the front.

I opened up the seams and removed the zippers on the pillow covers and joined them with some scraps from the comforter. I left the pipping to give it great detail. Also the top piece is the contrasting color as the comforter is reversible. 
I used cardboard and foam to pad the headboard the cover slips right on and looks great.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

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