By Briella Pringle. Slipcovers. Published at Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 10:57:47 AM.
Construction is easy - The process of sewing a slipcover uses the familiar techniques of garment sewing. Sewing darts, facings, pleats, and piping are basic skills that are certainly easier to do on a simple slipcover than, say, a jacket. Sewing hems, topstitching seams, and creating closures are terrific practice for more complex projects. Clip and notch curves in their seam allowances, as you would in garment sewing. Pressing rules apply to slipcover construction, too. Press open seam allowances as you finish them, and press pleats carefully to create crisp edges.
Study your chair - You don’t need home-decorating experience to design a slipcover. But I do suggest you start by taking a good look at the piece of furniture you want to work on. Side or occasional chairs almost always come with their own distinct personality. And because the slipcover will leave the chair’s back, arms, and legs exposed, it’s nice to relate the slipcover’s style to the chair’s design. Or conversely, it’s fun to deliberately contrast the chair with its cover design, which is a good way to integrate an oddball piece of furniture into your decor.
Choosing the right slipcover: The slipcover should suit the shape and size of the furniture. It should not be over fitted or loosen to the furniture. They should be semi fitted. A good and right slipcover is stitched well. They should have a loosely constructed structure and shape. They should be made of a good quality of cloth that is comfortable to the human skin. They should not create a burning or itching feeling to the user. They should be inexpensive and durable. They should allow an individual to wash and clean easily.
The in-laws have just left and now sitting in your living room is the world’s ugliest sofa! What were you thinking when you agreed to take if off their hands? Now the poor thing is cluttering up your space and it doesn’t match anything you own. The style is wrong, the fabric is homely and the color is….well, you aren’t sure what the original color was. Still you can quickly and inexpensively "makeover" this "dawg" using sofa slipcovers.
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