CPVC PLANS: Sleeper Sofa

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Build this sleeper sofa constructed of CPVC pipe, including fabric-covered mattresses that fold-out into a bed!

*Earn 60-130 Tillie Tokens when you purchase this pattern!*

 

Description

Build your 18-inch doll her own sleeper sofa from CPVC pipe, complete with fold-out bed!

This PDF project download includes instructions for building a sofa frame from CPVC pipe, including tips for prepping your pipes and step-by-step construction photos to help with assembly.

Also included are pattern pieces and detailed instructions for creating the three-section sofa cushion. The cushion is attached to the sofa frame with hook-and-loop tape straps, which helps keep the cushion in place when it is folded out into a bed. Zippered backs in each cushion section also allow for easy removal of the upholstery foam inside, which means the cushion cover may be laundered as needed or switched out for an entirely different look!

The sewing and construction skills needed for this project are fairly basic; however, it is very important that you follow the instructions precisely when assembling the sofa cushions so they fold and unfold correctly when you are finished.

 

Need help finding PVC project supplies?  Check out our PVC Parts & Supplies page for links to our favorite sources!

 

Make a Doll-Sized Flange Couch Pillow for 18-inch dolls such as American Girl™

Make a fun set of pillows to go with your new Sleeper Sofa! Click image to view FREE tutorial!

 

 

 

 

 

Get inspired by these samples made by Team Tillie!

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SOFA FRAME:
– 11 feet almond color CPVC CTS pipe – 1/2 inch
– CPVC 1/2-inch fittings (slip): 34 tees, four 90° elbows, 2 couplings, 6 end caps
– 6 flat head 6×1/2 wood screws
– Optional: sandpaper (medium and fine grit), spray paint for plastic, contact cement

CUSHION:
– 2/3 yard fabric (cotton, lightweight denim, cotton duck, lightweight canvas) for outside sofa cushion
– 1/2 yard fabric (cotton, lightweight denim, cotton duck, lightweight canvas) for fold-out bed side of cushion
– 1-inch thick upholstery foam* (enough for one 7×14-inch slab)
– 1 1/2-inch thick upholstery foam* (enough for one 5 1/2×14-inch slab and one 6×14-inch slab) Note: Layered 1-inch and 1/2-inch foam may be substituted for 1 1/2-inch foam by gluing the layers together with spray adhesive.
– Three 11-inch vinyl zippers
– 12 inches of 3/4-inch hook-and-loop tape
– Thread

TOOLS:
– Small handheld PVC pipe cutter, hacksaw or miter saw
– Measuring tape or yardstick
– Phillips head screwdriver
– Pliers
– Sewing machine
– Serrated bread knife
– Power drill & size 3/32 or 7/64 drill bit

* These sometimes hard-to-find PVC project supplies are available directly from Club Matild!

• Basic measurement
• PVC cutting using a handheld PVC pipe cutter or hand saw
• Intermediate machine sewing
• Ability to read and precisely follow directions

Frame: 15 1/2 in. wide x 7 7/8 in. tall x 8 1/4 in. deep
Sofa Height including Cushion: 9 3/4 in.
Folded Out Bed Cushion: 14 in. wide x 18 1/2 in. long

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