By Abril Gamboa. Slipcovers. Published at Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 - 22:03:59 PM.
Construction is easy - The process of sewing a slipcover uses the familiar techniques of garment sewing. Sewing darts, facings, pleats, and piping are basic skills that are certainly easier to do on a simple slipcover than, say, a jacket. Sewing hems, topstitching seams, and creating closures are terrific practice for more complex projects. Clip and notch curves in their seam allowances, as you would in garment sewing. Pressing rules apply to slipcover construction, too. Press open seam allowances as you finish them, and press pleats carefully to create crisp edges.
This is often much cheaper and easier than shopping around for a piece of furniture that has the perfect or exact pattern on it that you're searching for and it's certainly a better option than changing the entire décor of your home to match your seating furniture. For those who like to change their décor to match the seasons, slipcovers are an excellent option of using existing furniture to match the seasons with the addition of a simple slipcover. With the wide variety of colors available, there is a slipcover to match any seasonal color your choose.
Check out the Back - First look at your furniture’s basic design. With a couch, sofa or loveseat you need to notice the back design. A tight-back type has no cushions or pillows on the back. Next is the Attached-Cushion back which has a pillow or padded backstop sewn onto the chairs or couch’s back. The next step up is Multi-Pillow back which has removable cushions (2 or more) the across the back. But be realistic because even the best fitting Sure Fit slipcover may need additional padding or foam underneath to fill in the gaps between the back cushions or to fill out very narrow armrests.
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.
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