By Sabrina Emmons. Slipcovers. Published at Friday, June 15th, 2018 - 09:38:31 AM.
You finally replaced that hideous sofa you got years ago. The new one cost a fortune but it looks striking sitting there in the living room. But how do you go about protecting your investment? An inexpensive sofa slip cover hide your sofa from everyday dirt and grime while keeping it looking fantastic for guests. Sofa slipcovers can be a great way for you to hide a bad or mismatched piece of old furniture or help save a new one.
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.
Fitted Slipcovers Or New Furniture? In the old economy, it was not uncommon to simply replace a sofa if it didn't match a new design or motif being integrated into a home. In the new, more budget-conscious era, designers are looking for ways to avoid replacing expensive pieces like sofas and chairs. It can cost thousands for a truly excellent sofa. That sofa will last for years, so there is no reason to replace it if it's still in working condition. A slipcover can be used to breathe new life into any piece of furniture.
A ready-made slipcover for a sofa will have not give your old furnishings a new lease on life but can save you hundreds of dollars in cleaning bills and replacement costs. A properly selected sofa slipcover can help quickly give your home a fresh and clean, new image without spending a ton of money on a new sofa. Sofa slipcovers come in a wide choice of fabrics (both natural and man-made), an array of color schemes to match most styling preferences and a host of different patterns that fit in most any décor.
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