By Meredith Heaton. Slipcovers. Published at Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 - 02:47:19 AM.
To sew the slipcover for the muslin pattern, follow the steps in the drawing above. Finishing the details on a slipcover are the same as for garment construction. Hems look nice when invisibly sewn by and or topstitched on a machine. Buttons and loops work nicely for closures, as do heavy snaps or Velcro. And you can accessorize your chair with a pillow or two, using leftover or complimentary fabric.
Slipcovers offer an affordable way to coordinate mismatched furniture, or blend in your sofas and chairs with a new color scheme if you've decorated or moved house. Semi fitted slipcovers are really simple to put on, fitting snuggly over your existing upholstery for a smooth, wrinkle-free finish. They're held in place with elastic, zippers or ties and can give furniture a smart new image. Slipcovers can be changed within minutes, giving you the freedom to alter your room's appearance in an instant.
Decide on the Look of the Slipcover According to the Style of the Room. Some people like slipcovers to form fit against a couch so that you can see every outline of the couch. Other people may prefer the looser fitting slipcover that simply drapes over the furniture and hangs loosely off the couch. One thing to keep in mind is that with the tight fitting slipcover, you may find that you are constantly re-arranging it due to people sitting on it and moving about on it. You may also find that this type of slipcover may rip more easily from being pulled too tight or in a wrong direction.
A slipcover fabric should serve a very specific protective purpose while enhancing the appearance of the overall design scheme. Same design should be available in different colors. This allows the customer to have his own choice. The slipcover fabrics provide a realistic look to the furniture and room. The slipcover fabrics should be able have both hand and machine wash. A good quality of fabric should cost less. An ordinary person should be able to afford it. The fabric should be comfortable to use. there are many fabrics that are made to suit the occasion or according to the seasons. A goof slipcover fabric should not loose its color after few washes.
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