By Marie Graff. Slipcovers. Published at Tuesday, July 03rd, 2018 - 22:44:53 PM.
There is also a variety of patterns available for slipcovers that can allow you to match your furniture to any type of theme you may choose. A white slipcover with a navy trim is an excellent option for those with a nautical or ocean theme in their house. Floral patterned slipcovers are an option for anyone who wants to decorate with a Victorian theme and so on. There are a variety of ways to purchase slipcovers. You can either find them through catalogs, from online retailers or from any large chain store. Simply find a store that carries the right pattern or color for your needs and there you are ready to redesign your home like a professional interior designer.
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.
Take out your sketchbook and try a few design ideas, like those in my drawings above. Or start with the classic seat-top, band, and skirt style as I’ve done for the chair at top left. Sketch different proportions of band width to skirt height, think about pleats or gathers to turn the corners at the legs, and dream up details using piping or other trim. You can even take photos of your chair, then trace your ideas over them. Suit the slipcover to the chair’s style, using the patternmaking process described in the photo-essay. The patternmaking process is the same, regardless of the style you choose.
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.
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