So, if you've got a couch you just need to get rid of but are looking to get some more use out of it....well, this 'ible is for you.
The only things you'll need are
- utility knife
- sturdy needle (sail needle is best)
- strong thread (I used <1mm window blind cord)
- about 12'-14' of rope (this will be different for you depending on how wide and long the material from the couch is); I also recommend 3/8" nylon as it make a more comfortable handle
- oh...and an old couch.
Step 1: Cut the Back Out
Lay the rope on the long edge of the material and fold the edge over. Now take some pins and pin the flap to hold it down while you sew.
Step 2: Sew in the Rope
Like I said, sail needles are the best for this as they can take the strain of getting pushed through a classy piece of material like this and the triangular shaft make a large enough hole for the thread to be pulled through.