How To Make Your Own Slipcovers

Slipcovers can help protect your furniture from dust, dirt and pet hairs. By using them you make sure that you maintain a nice look to the sofa and chairs so that they match the décor of the home. Often you find that they get dirty due to normal everyday use.

Sometimes you might find stains from food or beverages and sometimes even it is filled with pet hairs. This is the reason why you need to choose chair slipcovers which can help you protect and save the chairs from regular wear.

Sometimes it is difficult to find ready made slipcover that will fit your couch or recliner and your only option them is to make your own or make alterations to the purchased slipcovers.

How To Make Your Own Slipcovers


Ottoman Slipcovers

Give your trusty worn out Ottoman a makeover without paying a fortune for brand new furniture with a brand new custom made Ottoman Slipcover.

Most households have one or a couple of ottomans along with their sofa set. This piece of furniture serves as an ordinary bench with padded or upholstered seat often used as foot stool or improvised coffee table. In some cases, there are hollow types which can also function as boxes for books, magazines or storage for just about anything. It is this purpose that makes it indispensable.

The fact that this old boring ottoman cannot be simply ignored, there are a number of ways to make it look more appealing, especially when it is just wandering around the living room and easily catchy to the eyes of your visitors. You don’t have to buy a replacement or spend too much on furniture make over. The best way to do is to put on an Ottoman Slipcover .

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If you want a more personalized touch, you can actually sew one. Since ottomans are commonly square or rectangular, sewing an ottoman slipcover could be as simple as folding a gift box except that you would have to do it with a fabric. Making slipcovers for a round one are also just as simple.

Making an ottoman slipcover is easy as A-B-C. You will need a tape measure to know the dimensions of your furniture, paper and pencil to draft a pattern, fabric of your choice, some sewing motions (thread, needles, scissors, pins, etc.) and some embellishments that you wish. If you are planning to make a permanent slipcover, you might also need a wood stapler or glue gun. There are a number of instructional videos online that you can follow in sewing your own ottoman slipcover.

Another option is to buy a ready-made one. There are a number of varieties to choose from. But whether sewing your own or buying one, you will need to know the exact dimensions of your ottoman to ensure that it will fit perfectly. It is also important to note what exactly do you want its look to be? Do you want one that matches with your current sofa set? Do you want a simple yet elegant feel? You can change the look of that worn ottoman depending on your mood or the season.

There are all kinds of fabrics to choose from. There are those with patterns to add texture, or suede or silk for a smooth finish. There are also stretchable types usually made of polyester and spandex which can fit snuggly to your ottoman giving it a more stylish look.

Whichever option you choose, revitalizing the image of your tatty-looking ottoman is an enjoyable project to do without the danger of messing up your budget.

Slipcovers For Loveseats

Looking for a new look for your furniture? Tired of the same color of your loveseat’s fabric or just simply want to hide those nasty scratches left on your furniture by your pets! Try using slipcovers for loveseats. Slip covers are the best alternative to changing furniture as it not only saves money but also give your loveseats and sofas a new look. You can also use them to dress up chairs and other home furniture.

If you are a pet owner you must be familiar with the amount of toll having a pet takes on your furniture. From scratches to dog hair or cat fur, you can find all sorts of misshapes on your furniture or recliners. Instead of changing them you can use slipcovers for loveseats and the rest of your furniture.

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Slip covers are available in a variety of designs. Designer slip covers for loveseats may include handcrafted prints having various sorts of design and they are also made in velvet and silk fabric. They can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home. Although slip covers completely envelope your furniture protecting their original fabric from dust or getting damaged; they should not be compared or mistaken with a furniture throw. Slip covers are designed beautifully and help in giving your furniture a new appearance. They are more of a style statement for your loveseats.
Slipcovers for loveseats are available in a universal size and can be also be tailor made for a better fitting. Custom made slip covers offer a better fitting and can be made from any kind of material of your choice. You can also get them custom printed in any design that you like. Custom designed slip covers are a bit more expensive than the standard ones. Standard slip covers for your loveseat are ready made and are available at any home furnishing store. They come in a standard size and offer a more economical option.

Furniture can be expensive and is not easy to change. In order to protect it from dust, scratches or lint the use of slip covers is quite favorable. They not only protect your furniture by covering it completely but also give it a new look. So if you are tired of your furniture’s old look, you can redecorate it with slip covers. They are smart, trendy and won’t cost you a lot either.

I found Amazon to be a great option for purchasing Slipcovers

Tips For Buying Recliner Slipcovers

If you are considering purchasing recliner slipcovers then the following tips may be of interest to you.

This might have been an interior decorator or homeowner’s dilemma at one point – getting the furniture to blend with the rest of the pieces in the room. If it wasn’t a “blending problem,” it couldn’t have been a problem with a beautiful piece of furniture that doesn’t stand out in the room when it’s supposed to.

Have you ever had an old recliner which you didn’t want to get rid of just because it didn’t go well with the rest of the furniture in your living room? Or is your recliner new but its color just doesn’t blend well with the room? Or is your recliner’s upholstery worn out that you need to get it fixed but just don’t have the time to get it re-upholstered yet?

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New recliner slipcovers might just be the perfect solution to make your favorite furniture go well with the other furniture in the house. The good thing about recliner slipcovers is that you can have as many sets of it as you want. This is especially true when you want to change your room’s theme every now and then but still want your recliner to blend in with the room and the rest of the furniture. If you want to go rustic, you can always have an earthy color as a recliner slipcover. If you want country feel, you can also have a mustard color for a slipcover. The possibities are just endless. Most of all, it doesn’t cost too much to buy or have a recliner slipcover made.

Once you have purchased recliner slipcovers, it is pretty easy to put it on your recliner. More often than not, the different slipcover parts are labeled accordingly, indicating which part goes to what side of the recliner. If what you purchased is a one-piece slipcover, you can simply spread the slipcover on top of the recliner then line up to its shoulders. You will need to set the chair to its reclining position with its foot slightly raised. Once in correct position, simply line up the slipcover’s tags which are marked for the arms. A hole should be available for the handle of the recliner which is at the right side.

Once you’re able to cover the arms, the rest of the steps will be easy to follow. What’s important is that you tuck in the rest of the fabric to achieve a smooth finish. A flawless, crease-free slipcover will make your recliner look as good as new.


How to avoid getting into debt with credit card and personal loans

Doing your own interior decorating can save you a lot of money. There are also lot of other things you can do yourself around the home that can save you money. If you have a flair for DIY you can save a fortune by doing your own simple repairs around the house for example.

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Acceptance marks displayed on top left of this sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I learned all this the hard way as years ago I was a very poor money manager, money seemed to burn a hole in my pocket and I had thousands of dollars in debt with credit cards and short term loans.

Several years ago I finally decided I had enough and created a budget that would allow me to pay down debt.  To do this I had to find way of saving money as I was already working 2 jobs so earning more money was not possible at the time. I cut down on eating out, expensive coffee, cable TV and all the usual stuff we spend hundreds on each month.

The other area I save a few hundred a month on was doing all my own painting, decorating and doing simple repair jobs in the home. Now I have paid off all my credit cards, personal loans and car loans and I am able to save for my retirement.  It’s easy when you put your mind to it.

Are Couch Slipcovers Worth Your Attention?

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Red sofa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you need to change the appearance of your room without spending a fortune on a new couch? Couch Slipcovers may just be the answer.

If you are looking to add more style to your home and you are on a budget then there are some simple but very effective things you can do to get that fresh and new look that a newly decorated home gives you. The idea is to disguise the worn out and outdated upholstery from your home with fitting slipcovers to make them look like brand new.

In just a few minutes you could change the drab appearance of your room by simply adding some stylish furniture covers. There are all kinds of slipcovers that you can use in your home. For example there are couch slipcovers, oversized recliners, ottomans, wing back chairs and all kind of coverings for other types of seats.

So what exactly are couch slipcovers? They are simply the best alternative to buying a new couch. So instead of paying the whole price for a couch you could only end up spending about $200 for a slipcover that you can cover your couch with. Slipcovers are less expensive than couches because they are only made out of fabric. But even if $200 is too much then you are willing to spend on a slipcover, there are even cheaper ones out there. Price is greatly influenced by the material and design used in a couch slipcover.

You can totally change the mood of a room with the loads of different slipcover patterns or themes that you can choose from. You can even make customized slipcovers that fit your furniture perfectly, although this option will cost you a bit more. But whichever way you choose to get your slipcovers, with some thought and consideration you can completely alter the appearance of your seats and make them more fashionable.

Having decided that you want to get slipcovers for a complete makeover of the furniture in your house, it is now time to think about what kind of slipcovers to get. There are a variety of slipcover materials to choose from. The usual types are those made of chenille, denim, suede and damask. So depending whether you are looking for practicality or you just want your furniture to look great you can choose one of these.

The couch slipcovers come with another great advantage: they are fully machine washable. Meaning that if you happen to spill something on the couch slipcover then all you have to do is remove it from the couch and put it in the washing machine, so it’s easy to keep them clean.
So if you are looking for a quick and especially cheap solution to give your house a makeover then you should definitely try slipcovers.

Buying Ready Made Slipcovers

With ready made slipcovers, the possibilities truly are without limit when it comes to redesigning a room without spending a fortune.

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New Living Room (Photo credit: robleto)

Are you tired of the current look of your living room and feel like it is time for a design change although you are limited when it comes to a design budget? No problem as there is a great solution that offers you relatively limitless 
possibilities while keeping your pocket book out of harm’s way! When it comes to redesigning a room without having to shell out big bucks, the easiest route to take is that of ready made slipcovers. These easy to use slipcovers allow you to drastically change the look of a room without having to purchase new furniture, a great alternative in today’s economy.

When you begin to look at the plethora of available options you may be overwhelmed at first as the possibilities truly are limited only by your imagination so before shopping for ready made slipcovers, it is imperative that you decide before hand which look you are going for. Do you want the look and feel to be that of comfortability or is it a tailored look you are after? Do you want to accentuate the colors of your carpet or rug, wall hanging or paint color, etc… The biggest thing to remember is that when using ready made slip covers, no decision is permanent so you can take the adventurous route and if you don’t like the outcome you can easily switch it up.

Because of the ability to quickly change the ready made slipcover you chose, it is easy and recommended that you experiment with various colors, textures and looks before settling on a decision. Is your room decorated with neutral colors? Try spicing things up a bit by adding some colors that make the room truly pop when you walk into it. Do you want to bring out the colors in your floor rug? If so, opt for a solid colored slipcover that brings the color out. Do you want to compliment your paint selection? You can easily find a solid colored slipcover to accentuate the colors of your walls as well.

Don’t forget that material selection is just as important as the color selection as you will want to chose a slipcover that is conducive with your lifestyle. If you have young children you will probably want to lean away from ready made slip covers that employ tassels, buttons, or sashes. Instead, look for something made out of a material that will be stain resistant and hard to damage. Is the room free from the hands of little ones? If so, you can go all out and employ a variety of luxurious fabrics and textures ranging from faux leather to chenille and beyond so that when you sit down you feel like you’ve just laid on the lap of luxury.

All in all, when it comes to ready made slipcovers, the possibilities truly are without limit or scope. All you need to do is decide what options are most conducive with your intended design look as well as your lifestyle and you are ready to go.

Amazon have a very good range of Ready Made Slipcovers