By Jade Myrick. Slipcovers. Published at Monday, February 12th, 2018 - 02:46:31 AM.
Many people like the vintage look of an old sofa or chair but the upholstery is out of style. Maybe you have that old sofa from grandma and the old chair from Aunt Anne but they don't match. There is a solution to this and other problems you might have with mismatched or outdated furniture. Choose new furniture slipcovers. Slipcovers can give you a contemporary look while letting your keep those heirlooms. You can choose between matching fabrics for your furniture slipcover or complementary fabrics to mix or match your design scheme.
But in the 1960s a new type of slipcover the "ready-made" started to dominate the market. A ready-made slipcover is one that is machine manufactured instead of exclusively hand-made. And since 1997 Sure Fit has been one of the industry leaders. Sure Fit has many different sizes, styles and offers several semi-custom fitted slipcover designs.
These days furniture slipcovers can be found for seats of all shapes and sizes, from wing backed chairs to sectional sofas, from loveseats to ottomans. Fitting a new slipcover to a favorite piece of furniture offers a simple yet effective way to instantly improve its appearance and give it a fresh lease of life. Ready made slipcovers for sofas and chairs are the cheapest option, but even having fitted slipcovers custom made can be relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the costs of re-upholstery or buying a whole new suite. A real benefit of a slipcover is that it can be easily replaced whenever you fancy a change, or if it needs to be washed.
Fit your chair - Making a muslin pattern for your slipcover allows you to refine its design. A muslin is especially helpful for deciding whether you want a snug fit or a looser European style with more ease, as is currently popular (shown in my slipcover examples on these pages). While making a muslin, you can also work out the finishing and closure details and produce a working pattern complete with markings and notes. To make a fitted muslin with a seat, band, and skirt for your chair, follow the steps outlined in the photos below.
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