Now don’t be saying “eeewwww”! Don’t think slipcovers from Walmart think slipcovers from Pottery Barn, RH, Ballard Designs etc. Thanks to our friends there slipcovers are chic, ‘in’ and just dang practical.
I just finished this slipcover for a sofa that was decent in construction, a good size and actually quite comfy! Thing is furniture made today is no where as good as that made years ago. I just gave my 30 year old sofa to my youngest for her first ‘big girl apartment’. It has been slipcovered 3 different times.
This number came from my boyfriends house and was perfect to fill the void left by the 30 year old sofa.
To make a custom slipcover I promise you there isn’t one inch of elastic!It is pin-fit to your actual sofa as below:
Cushions are custom made to fit the exact measurements of the cushions.
For the body of the sofa fabric is pin fit all the way around for a tight custom fit. They can be removed at any time. For this particular sofa I actually stapled the slipcover to the bottom of the sofa frame for an upholstered look. It is rarely used and chances are slim that a spill etc will occur.
The fabric I used is tough as nails so there’s a long future for this sofa. It’s from Joannes. Fabrics can be expensive or they can made out of heavy duty drop cloths from Lowes or HD. Just depends on what you are looking for and how the sofa gets used.
Labor prices are calculated by the foot and include expert fitting and sewing but not fabric.
Pretty much anything can be slip covered. Here is a chair I got for free, well built and comfy.