It's a long post! So lets get started!
THE BASETo begin you will need to start with a piece of foam board (typically 3/16"), cut to the desired shape of your sofa. I chose an "L".
FLEECE LAYER (OPTIONAL)I decided to add a layer of adhesive fleece before adding my fabric. It not only adds a bit more softness but also covers the edges and seams creating a uniform white layer for my fabric to go on top of. If you are using a dark fabric to cover your sofa you might be able to skip this step.
I did not add fleece to the bottom of the seat or the underside of the sofa.
FABRIC COVERStart by taking a piece of fabric adhesive sheet. These are very inexpensive for quite a sizeable amount. Cut out enough to cover the section you are covering on the couch. Place the paper covered side up and iron the surface to adhere the glue to the fabric.
Lightly press with your craft iron.
To cover the arm fronts (sections 2 & 3) you first adhere the fabric on the front like below:
Then add sections 4 & 5 overtop (as described with the green):
THE CUSHION BASES
Cut out cushion bases out of foam board. I decided on two cushions.
WITH A BOXED CORNERBoxed corners for some reason were rather difficult to get right. To start I adhered the two ends using hemming fusible tape which was easy to work with. I'm sure you could use glue too.
Shew! Are you lost? It takes some practice before you get the 'ah ha' moment. I used more fusible hemming tape to secure, but I'm sure glue would work just fine.
After the last couple of days I've had, I want to close with this. My only wish with running this blog is to have fun and share with others as I am learning! And at the same time I love learning from all of you. Please feel free to share this tutorial, make your own sofa and apply any or all the techniques to make things that are even more awesome :) (And while I'm on the topic, my images have a watermark because I truly have found it helps me when I see other blogger's images floating on the web and can see where to find its matching blog, otherwise I really don't care so much about my name being on them) In the end I really just enjoy making minis! I am so thankful for the people I've met just by way of a few sentences left in the comments after a post. Your willingness to share and in some very special cases go out of their way to help me has meant more then I can say.