By Alexa Bouchard. Slipcovers. Published at Friday, July 06th, 2018 - 12:22:14 PM.
Before you can buy the proper slipcover, you must decide on what type of slipcover you want based on the style of the room or you may pick out the wrong type that doesn't fit the room at all. Slipcovers can be used for a variety of different reasons. They can be used to hide stains or rips on cushions that are otherwise in great condition. They can also be used to change the look of the family room when redecorating or just give the room a different look with the change of the seasons. Be sure to choose your slipcovers carefully as they will become one of the main focuses in the family room once you slip them over the furniture.
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.
Prepare a muslin pattern - Once you’ve completely pinned and fitted the muslin on the chair, stand back and take a look. How do the proportions look? How about the location of the band’s overlapping closures? If your eye is satisfied, unpin the muslin from the chair, separate the components, and lay them flat. Use a French curve and a straightedge to fine-tune the seamlines, darts, and other markings. Add seam allowances to the seat, band, and skirt. Add the fabric needed for the inverted pleats (they should be at least 2 in. deep), along with hem allowances to the skirt pattern.
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.
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