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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

Then when my sister Esther mentioned that she didn’t have a sofa, and she couldn’t find one that was inexpensive, square, and with storage, I was drawing up plans within minutes.  My sister Lydia (we’ve reupholstered quite a few sofa’s together, but never actually built one from scratch) was visiting, and she was just as excited as me.  So we got to work.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

Big enough to sleep on and with built in storage for the bedding too!  This is my favorite part of this sofa.  You could build it for your office and use it as a reading sofa, then when guests are over, flip open the seat and get your bedding out.  Not shown here, but I did add straps to keep the seat from hinging all the way open and also straps that tuck in the seam behind the seat for easily pulling the seat up.  Just used an old dog leash.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

I did a little tweaking on the design to decrease the cost to build (my sister wanted double cushions for the look) and also to increase the storage compartment. The legs above are shown as 2x2s, which you could do but a center fifth leg is recommended. You could also use store bought sofa feet. This sofa is designed around a camping pad measuring 72″ long, 30″ wide and 3 1/2″ deep. You can easily adjust measurements to use a different sized foam cushion, advisably 24″ wide and 72″ long and 3″ or 4″ deep.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

Step 7 Instructions: That one should be easy. Now cut strips of fabric as shown in the diagram above (step 6) and sew together and staple in place around the sides and front of the sofa. Should be easy to do. Turn edges under to hide raw seams. Now the back was the most difficult part – certainly not impossible, but I thought was the most difficult part of sewing. To make this part easier, you could simply not put a taper in the back side of the sofa, and all your cuts are square. Anyway, cut out the side and back pieces and stitch together, and fit over the back. Turn under and staple to the underside of the legs. Reference the diagram in step 6 for exact measurements.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

That one should be easy. Now cut strips of fabric as shown in the diagram above (step 6) and sew together and staple in place around the sides and front of the sofa. Should be easy to do. Turn edges under to hide raw seams. Now the back was the most difficult part – certainly not impossible, but I thought was the most difficult part of sewing. To make this part easier, you could simply not put a taper in the back side of the sofa, and all your cuts are square. Anyway, cut out the side and back pieces and stitch together, and fit over the back. Turn under and staple to the underside of the legs. Reference the diagram in step 6 for exact measurements.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

Think your living room decor needs to be less than spectacular due to budget limitations? Think again! When I was in college or starting out in my first few apartments, I wish I had known how easy it was to make a sofa from pretty inexpensive materials. Instead, I settled for some sub-standard used couches I found on Craiglist. Never again, though! Making your own couch or even updating an old one is a far better way to go when you need some awesome living room seating on a budget or some stylish outdoor furniture ideas. Check out these step by step tutorials and learn how easy it is to make a cool sofa or couch for your home.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

I love all of the different ways you can set up these pieces! And, you can add to it as your budget and time allows! I purchased the cushions at Target and designed the seats to fit the cushions. If you choose different cushions, make sure to modify the measurements on the plans if necessary. You can see the corner cushion that I bought for this piece HERE. ***Update – the link has not been working. You can type the item # in the search bar on target.com and see the cushion there -16343152  The back of the cushion didn’t fit but I had two cushions for my ottomans and used the back cushions for the corner piece. I needed up with one left over corner back cushion but the cost still beat similar cushions that I found.
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Diy Sectional Sofa Frame Plans

Nice clean square design that is so popular right now.  Notice the 2×4 feet.  Please don’t notice my messy garage, I was afraid to bring this one inside . . . my sister might not every get her sofa back!  Also, the deep cushions are perfect for sleeping on.
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Screw the 2x10s together as shown above to create a storage box. Then screw the plywood to the bottom as shown above. Use the spray adhesive and foam to attach batting to the front and sides (but NOT the back). I did not wrap the foam, simply cutting it 9 1/2″ tall, surrounding the front and sides of the sofa.
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Now the back was the most difficult part – certainly not impossible, but I thought was the most difficult part of sewing. To make this part easier, you could simply not put a taper in the back side of the sofa, and all your cuts are square. Anyway, cut out the side and back pieces and stitch together, and fit over the back. Turn under and staple to the underside of the legs. Reference the diagram in step 6 for exact measurements.
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The pillows I sewed for this sofa are square box cushions measuring 36″ wide x 4″ deep x 18″ tall. Cut four pieces of fabric 37″ wide x 19″, four pieces 19″ x 5″ and four pieces 37″ x 5″. Stitch with right sides together, creating a box, but leaving an opening to insert foam. Stuff with loose stuffing. Hand stitch open seam closed.
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Step 5 Instructions: Storage Box Screw the 2x10s together as shown above to create a storage box. Then screw the plywood to the bottom as shown above. Use the spray adhesive and foam to attach batting to the front and sides (but NOT the back). I did not wrap the foam, simply cutting it 9 1/2″ tall, surrounding the front and sides of the sofa.
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Storage Box Screw the 2x10s together as shown above to create a storage box. Then screw the plywood to the bottom as shown above. Use the spray adhesive and foam to attach batting to the front and sides (but NOT the back). I did not wrap the foam, simply cutting it 9 1/2″ tall, surrounding the front and sides of the sofa.
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Step 10 Instructions: Pillows The pillows I sewed for this sofa are square box cushions measuring 36″ wide x 4″ deep x 18″ tall. Cut four pieces of fabric 37″ wide x 19″, four pieces 19″ x 5″ and four pieces 37″ x 5″. Stitch with right sides together, creating a box, but leaving an opening to insert foam. Stuff with loose stuffing. Hand stitch open seam closed.
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Pillows The pillows I sewed for this sofa are square box cushions measuring 36″ wide x 4″ deep x 18″ tall. Cut four pieces of fabric 37″ wide x 19″, four pieces 19″ x 5″ and four pieces 37″ x 5″. Stitch with right sides together, creating a box, but leaving an opening to insert foam. Stuff with loose stuffing. Hand stitch open seam closed.

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