as you know every Sylvanian family needs a cozy home.
In many houses the most used room is the living room, where the family can stay together. And of course there must be a cuddly sofa or an armchair.
But it can be hard to find for every family the perfect sofa. Maybe you don't have the place for a complete room set (like me, because the Löffel's house doesn't have a complete living room), or all your living room sets are already remited, or you just want to have a special, own designed sofa.
Therefore I've figured out a tutorial, how to make your own sofa. It's easy, fast done and cheap (because of the material).
- beads or fimo
Take your cardboard and make your measurements. You'll need 3 rectangles (they should stay associated). I've used this measurements: 4,6cm x 10 cm
Now fold the cardboards on the lines, like this. Draw round edges, if you want a rounder sofa and cut them out.
You can cut the future sitting also a bit smallerStep 3:
Apply some glue on the future seating and stick some wadding at it.
Cut out some fabric, lay the cardboard on it (with the right side fazing down). Apply glue on the edges and just push the fabric around the edges into the glue.
Glue the two backsides together, now it looks a bit more like a sofa.
Cut out 2 identical pieces of cardboard (my measurements: 4,3 x 2,7 cm). Fold them in the half and glue them at the fabric (like in step 4). This will be the arms.
Glue them together in the middle and apply them at the sofa.
Please note: I've taken the measurements of the arms after I've made the sofa, so it can differ a bit from the original. Please proof, if it fits first, before gluing :)
As you see, I've covered the edges with a small ribbon, but you can also let it "clear".
Now you can glue some beads at the bottom as footholds or make some out of polymer clay and apply them to the sofa.
It's your choice to decide, if you want to sew some cushions or not (tell me if you want advice or measurements). I've done it and this is the finished result:
Flora and Hans are really proud of their new sofa and were willing to show you, how it looks in their kitchen/living room.
I hope you had fun with this tutorial, it would be gorgeous to see some reworks :).
Maybe you've noticed that I shifted round the Löffels kitchen. I like it better that way.
Read you soon, I'm looking forward to your comments.