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Thursday, April 9, 2015

I made a couch

Over a year ago I started thinking about making a couch. But what type? And which colour? It took me a year to figure out what I wanted, and then I finally got started before Easter. I did a drawing and I decided to make it out of thick cardboard, fabric and sponges (foam rubber). It took me some more time than I had planned, and now after I wish I had done some things differently, but I feel very happy to finally be done with this!

These are the parts I used + cushions made from the sponges. 
I've already put fabric on the sides on this picture, the sides are also made of cardboard, I used double cardboard for that.


Konrad tried the couch while I was working on the cushions. He is a bit cranky, he has been asking for clothes for years.. So I started making him some bib-and-brace overalls, not what he was asking for.. But I could need a hand with the building, so fancy clothes has to wait for later =)

 The pregnant Lisbeth is very pleased to have a couch to relax in.


I even tried out the couch in the house, but the house is such a mess, still.. I have to fix the window, and I wanted to polish the floor, and I have to take out all the things just lying around.. Much to do, but this house is my "forever-project" so I have no rush =)

Hope you all had a great Easter! I did, only bad thing was that it ended too fast... =)
Take care
Hannah

36 comments:

  1. Wow Hannah! You did a wonderful job with this corner couch. I also love the
    fabric.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thanks Drora! I love the fabric, wouldn't mind having a big 1:1 scale couch in this fabric too =)

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  2. Hi Hannah, What a gorgeous couch! I love the style and fabric you chose. I'm glad that Lisbeth can finally rest her feet! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I'm glad that I finally manage to cut this lovely fabric, and make something out of it =)

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  3. A very lovely sofa - doesn't look like a first attempt at all. But I can understand what you were saying, I think we all know this learning by doing process... but there's an easy solution for this: Try your new-learnt skills with a second couch... ;O) And what a clever idea to get yourself a helper by giving him work clothes!

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thank you Birgit! I have done a few couches before, one of leather and some fabric. But not this model, and I used a drawing from a book for that, it was fun to draw my own design now. But I felt like this was a one time thing, I got sick of it before I really started.. But maybe, I could do another one now that I have a drawing and know how to (and know what not to do..) =)

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  4. Un estupendo sofá!!! Se ve muy cómodo!!
    Besos.

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  5. Creo que te ha quedado muy bien. La tela que has escogido es muy adecuada.

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  6. Привет Ханна!
    Вы сделали замечательный диван! Лисбет теперь будет отдыхать!
    Татьяна

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    1. Thank you Tatiana! I think Lisbeth is pleased =)

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  7. Beautiful sofa with wonderful pattern on it! Congratulations on fine work!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Thank you Kikka! I'm glad I tried pattern on the fabric, first I thought it would be too hard to get it to match, but it turned out well in the end =)

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  8. Hi Hannah! Your new couch is gorgeous, it doesn't really look like a first attempt!! So, how will your second couch look like than ;O?!
    I'm in love with the fabric you've used, it's absolutely wonderful.
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank you Ilona! Like I said to Birgit, I have done couches before, but this is the first one from my own design =)
      hm.. second.. I was a bit uncertain I'd actually finish the first one, but now that I'm done, I might even consider doing another one, some day ;)

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  9. Qué bonito sofá has hecho.

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  10. Your couch is wonderful Hannah! I love the bright modern fabric and design!

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  11. The couch looks great. Lisbeth looks very comfortable on it. It is good for her to have a place to put her feet up on.

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    1. Thank you! The sponges makes it soft and comfortable, first I thought of making it easy for me and only using cardboard, but then I thought the dolls have to have a comfortable couch =)

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  12. Hannah I love your beautiful couch. The fabric is wonderful. Fantastic result from a first attempt.
    Hugs Maria
    PS you won my draw :)

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    1. Thank you Maria! And you come with such wonderful news too =) I sent you an email just now =)

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  13. Hi Hannah, your couch turned out wonderful :) I hope you find time to make clothes for your dolls I never find time to clothe mine so I have to buy them :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Thank you Marisa! I think clothes are so hard to make, so I never get started, but maybe one day... =)

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  14. Its a fantastic couch! Quite nice style to it. I think you certainly should brance this new skil to other furniture!

    I want that!.rest m'legs

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    1. Thanks Jane!! I have always been a bit "afraid" of making furniture =) I thought it takes a lot of tools and space and make the whole house full of dust.. and that you have to use wood! But I'm glad I gave the cardboard a chance, it was simple for me, and it doesn't show since I covered it all with fabric =)
      Maybe I'll dare to do more furniture now, we have to wait and see.. I do work on some cupboards for the kitchen, but that's wood, and wood is not really my element.. takes forever to get anywhere =)

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  15. Wow Hannah, your couch looks gorgeous, and I love the fabric you chose, I understand what you mean by after I wish I had done some things differently, it happens to me all the time, but this couch realy looks perfect to me.
    I always want to make so many things, but most off the time I can´t get startet, because it takes so many time to figur out how and where to start and to find all the things I need out off all the stuff I collectet over the years :)
    Have a wonderfull Sunday.

    Warm hugs Mieke xxx

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    1. Thank you Mieke!
      I have troubles getting started too =) And I save too much, so I never find what I need, out of all the materials I collect =) But it is nice to be able to do things in my own speed, hope you manage to do all the things you want to =) (or at least a few of them..) =)

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  16. You are doing furniture! That's terrific. I never thought I could do furniture either. But you can. If you use veneer wood it is as easy as cardboard. I think now that you saw you could do the couch you will have the confidence to try more and more stuff. The couch looks great.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      I have to look for veneer, but I never know where to look =) But maybe I can search the net for a good store online =)

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  17. OMG this is brilliant!!! I love this design so much. I need to make one! Thank you for this tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Jane! If you want, I can email you a picture of my sketch, with the measurements =) (just tell me and I'll send it) Hope you try to make one your self one day =)

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah