By Marie Graff. Slipcovers. Published at Friday, July 06th, 2018 - 12:54:52 PM.
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.
The Variety of Futon Slipcovers - In a wide array, the selection of the futon slipcovers range from: The solid-colored futon slipcovers. These perfectly match the conservative feeling of the homeowner. If you prefer to have a particular motif in your living room, you can settle for the solid-colored futon slipcovers. The neutral colors of black and white alongside with the hues of beige, cream, and brown are among the best choices. There are also light and pastel colors of peach, green, and pink. You just have to be definite that these solid colors will match the outstanding factors of your room.
Fit your chair - Making a muslin pattern for your slipcover allows you to refine its design. A muslin is especially helpful for deciding whether you want a snug fit or a looser European style with more ease, as is currently popular (shown in my slipcover examples on these pages). While making a muslin, you can also work out the finishing and closure details and produce a working pattern complete with markings and notes. To make a fitted muslin with a seat, band, and skirt for your chair, follow the steps outlined in the photos below.
Study your chair - You don’t need home-decorating experience to design a slipcover. But I do suggest you start by taking a good look at the piece of furniture you want to work on. Side or occasional chairs almost always come with their own distinct personality. And because the slipcover will leave the chair’s back, arms, and legs exposed, it’s nice to relate the slipcover’s style to the chair’s design. Or conversely, it’s fun to deliberately contrast the chair with its cover design, which is a good way to integrate an oddball piece of furniture into your decor.
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