By Maliah Longo. Slipcovers. Published at Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 11:14:11 AM.
When Should you Buy Sofa Slipcovers? Your sofa is a wreck. The seat cushions are awful and the armrests look bad from years of sweaty palms and hair products left behind when you used it as a head rest for afternoon naps. You have done everything you can think of. Steam cleaned, shampooed and vacuumed. While the sofa smells almost brand-new, it is hopelessly stained with dark discoloring that no deep cleaning seems to remove or lighten up. But you can change the entire appearance with one simple sofa slipcover.
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.
Many people like the vintage look of an old sofa or chair but the upholstery is out of style. Maybe you have that old sofa from grandma and the old chair from Aunt Anne but they don't match. There is a solution to this and other problems you might have with mismatched or outdated furniture. Choose new furniture slipcovers. Slipcovers can give you a contemporary look while letting your keep those heirlooms. You can choose between matching fabrics for your furniture slipcover or complementary fabrics to mix or match your design scheme.
Buy the Appropriate Size Slipcover. If you find a slipcover that you really like but it is not quite big enough for the size of your couch, do not try to use it anyways. If you use too small of slipcover on a couch or chair, it will end up looking too tight and you will most likely be able to see parts of the couch peeking out from under the slipcover. Also, don't use a slipcover that is too large for a furniture piece. This will make the furniture look very sloppy and unpolished. Be sure to measure your furniture before you look for a slipcover to ensure the proper fit.
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