Monthly Archives: March 2013

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.