By Maliah Longo. Slipcovers. Published at Sunday, July 01st, 2018 - 06:25:26 AM.
Furniture in many rooms can be slipcovered. In the family room, sofa slipcovers, as well as looking pretty, have the practical function of protecting your existing fabric from everyday wear and tear. Why not buy a few sets of discount slipcovers if you've got pets of small children? That can be an affordable way to always ensure you have spare furniture covers in case of accidents! Most modern slipcover materials are designed to be easy to care for and are fully machine washable. It can be worth spending a bit more on hardwearing fabrics such as cotton, particularly for seats that get used regularly. Why not look for matching recliner chair covers for a stylish, coordinated look?
Sure Fit Slipcover Fitting Tips. But slipcovers began to drop in popularity because the early makers of ready-made just didn’t have the technology or design skills to make slipcovers fit properly. We all remember those old slipcovers with all the bags, sags and fabric folds! But reputable companies like Sure Fit slipcovers (hence its name) began to design covers that could be fitted using an easy to adjust system that holds the cover in place. A Sure Fit slipcover is made from fabrics that have enough elasticity to snugly mold the shape of the underlying furniture, yet doesn’t create wrinkles and bumps and lumps. But in order to get the right Sure Fit slipcovers for your couch or chair, you must learn how to match your furniture style to the Sure Fit slipcovers that you want.
Cut out the pattern pieces, folding the seat section in half along the centerline to ensure symmetry. You’ll also need facings to finish the cutout edges of the overlapping-closure areas of the chair’s arms and back. If you want to make a pattern for these, cut a rectangle at least 1-12 in. larger than the openings. Or simply measure and cut the slipcover fabric directly, without a pattern, when you’re ready to face. Place your muslin pattern pieces on the right side of your slipcover fabric, and cut them out. If there are any motifs in the fabric that need to be centered or positioned strategically, trace the muslin pieces on paper first to make a see-through pattern.
Engineer closing flaps with overlapping sections of band near the arms and back. Indicate button-and-loop closure placement. Mark matching notches and construction notes on the muslin. Make skirt, creating overlaps to match band overlaps. Mark center of legs for inverted pleat. 7. Take apart, fold seat muslin at center, cut out pattern adding seam allowances. Add seam allowances to band and skirt sections. 8. Finish interior of chair cover with folded up edges and hems (below). Attach button loops to inside, too.
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