Don’t throw your old sofa, instead give it a new look with the help of new bed sheets/ quilt covers..


  • 3 Quilt covers/Bedsheets Cotton, Silk


  1. Measure all the sides of your old sofa and cut the Quilt cover/bed sheet according to it. keep an inch extra cloth before cutting.
  2. Put the new cut cloth pieces on your sofa and glue it using hot glue.
  3. Glue the new cloth on all the sides of the sofa and then staple all the joints with upholstery stapler for a strong finish.

Notes... I change my 5 seater old sofa with the help of 3 quilt covers I bought from BIGW at 9$ each
1 upholstery stapler from Bunnings ware house at 18$
Glue gun I already had at home I just bought a pack of 25 glue sticks from BIG W at 3$

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I am female married and have a 7 years old daughter 3 year old son and a newborn . I am currently on maternity leave for 12 months.

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  • What a huge improvement. I currently just use blankets as couch covers. They do the job but don’t tend to stay in place for long


  • Wow what an easy project and the results look fantastic!


  • Ohhh I’m gonna try this wi th my old sofa… have nothing to lose, now to go and find some new funky bed spreads at big w


  • Great idea.


  • The sofa has a totally new look! Love it!


  • Mum used to always do this for ours


  • In this era when living a more sustainable life is becoming a necessity, this fits so well!!


  • Wish our couch was smaller. Going to try this on the single seaters though.


  • Those couches with moving pillows are so frustrating. I wish I was handy enough with a sewing machine to make a couple of covers. The after photo is just awesome


  • Such a great idea, thanks.


  • Very effective. Great idea


  • yes reuse and revamp… save the planet!

    • I love to reuse, recycle, up-cycle, revamp, re purpose and create.


  • that’s such a great idea – thank you for sharing


  • I also DIY sofa covers with beautiful vintage doona covers. :)


  • Our couch has a removable cover for washing so we do thins whilst the actual cover dries, brightens up the room a bit more each time!


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