Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

tiedyecouch.png

It takes a certain living room to pull this vibrant furniture, but I never thought about tie-dying a couch’s slipcover! Sara Woodhull did just that.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • Crystal Rosie

    WOW!! Thats a funky couch! But if it’s just a slipcover thats fun cause you could switch it up when you want! kool.

  • oh dear.

    I’m sorry, but that made me die a little inside

  • Miss Jess

    @1 – yes. Not my taste, whatsoever (maybe it’s the hippie colors) – but an interesting concept to be sure. I think I would have LOVED this about 10 years ago. Definitely an idea that could be pursued!

  • jan

    a little to “Hippie chic” for me. Does she live in Tempe? looks like my old apartment, LOL

  • shinbunkyo

    “but I never thought about tie-dying a couch’s slipcover!”
    That’s because that’s absolutely horrific!

  • Noop

    Tye Dye = Horrific
    Slip Covers = Horrific
    Tye Dye + Slip Cover = Abomination
    Seriously let’s start posting about how we craft bongs out of our recyclables.

  • Sean Michael Ragan

    I’d agree that tie dye is kinda, um, yeeeeeeeeeaaah. For my tastes. However, I think it’s cool that they’ve dyed the cushion covers themselves. I have a boring-ass beige couch and would like to dye the cushions some more interesting (preferably solid) color, and it’s nice to know that it can be done.

  • Anonymous

    What’s with all the tie dye hate?
    Excuse me while I get off your lawn now, too.

  • Miranda Marshall

    Um, hideous overload…less is more, Honey. Less is more.

  • Anonymous

    You guys are missing the art that you see here. I think it is absolutly beatiful. the patter matches to the tee and the colors blend very nicely. it takes talent and concentration to be able to make a piece of art like that

  • Jane D.

    I actually was looking for a way to tyedye my couch when I came across this you did great you did more than one method of the tyedye methods and assorted it in a very eye appealing way!!! I LOVE IT!!! I wish my couch looked like it!!!

Related Supplies at Maker Shed