By Nataly Shipman. Slipcovers. Published at Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 - 05:39:12 AM.
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.
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.
Okay, the cat came back, but if they are here to stay…someone has to do something about that poor sofa. It was already worn but now it has tatters hanging off the backFree Reprint Articles, where Mr. Boo-Boo Kitty has sharpened his claws. You can’t seem to get rid of the new kitty but you can’t afford to get the sofa reupholstered or replaced either. Getting a slipcover for the sofa will instantly hide all cat damage and years of wear and tear.
When updating the look of your furniture, using fitted slipcovers is the best option. There is a wide variety of fabrics to choose from, much more so than in traditional furniture stores. A slipcover is an easier, more cost-effective alternative to reupholstering your chairs and couches or buying new pieces. The slipcover has long been an option for covering couches, but this old standby is now finding its way into more homes than ever before. The reason is simple: as the recession tightens budgets across the country, more families are discovering that a room can be updated more quickly and easily with a slipcover at a fraction of the price. Fitted slipcovers are cheaper than reupholstering your existing pieces or buying a new sofa, and they can easily be customized to your home décor.
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