Monday, February 1, 2010

How to make a Custom Slipcover

Slipcovered furniture in our current home

I slipcovered the sofa, chair and zebra chair. The ikea ottoman was thrift store find that I snatched up...already covered in white!


Slipcover sofa in our old house

This is a slight re-post. I don't know about you, but this is the time of year I start itching to organize, get my home together and finish some projects that have gone unfinished for way too long. Here is a re-post of my slipcover tutorial, because it's way cheaper than buying a new couch. Oh, how I would love a new couch! Instead, I'm going to take my 2 sofa seat cushions to have new foam cut because I'm tired of sitting on it and having my but sink to the ground. I'm also going to re-do my slipcover. I'm thinking of going with something other than white...like a light gray-blue linen.

Slipcover Chair

But White is so easy...throw in the wash with bleach and it looks fabulous! With white, you can change pillows and get a whole new look. I love my white slipcovers! See the white slipcover chair re-do here.

Slipcovered zebra chair

You really can slipcover almost anything OR slipcover the cushions...like the above. See the zebra chair re-do here.

I'm participating in Metamorphosis Monday and DIY Day

16 comments :

  1. it's funny that you posted this now, because I was literally just sitting here contemplating how to re-upholster a chair i have in my office. talk about timing! :o)

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  2. Your living room is so cute. I love your white slipcovers!

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  3. Slipcovers are wonderful! When I was shopping for a replacement, I realized that I was looking for a sofa in the same shape. I slip covered and later upholstered my husband's ugly bachelor sofa.

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  4. I LOVE that slip covered zebra chair!

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  5. Wow!! Your slipcovers are beautiful and your home is stunning!! I need to slipcover 2 wingback chairs. This tutorial will be useful! Thanks!

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  6. I used your tutorial for my worn out chair and it came out great!... thank you so much for making it seem so easy.

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  7. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L Your living room is gorgeous. It looks so comfy and stylish. I need to find me a deal on some chairs and do the same thing.

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  8. so fab and i agree completely with white....

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  10. I met you briefly at Blissdom, but I didn't realize you were *THE* slipcover lady! Do you know how many people I have referred to your laziest slip cover tutorial? A million and a half. :)

    I'm subscribing now so I don't miss anything else!

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  11. I don't see the slip cover tutorial, am I doing something wrong? It says it is not there any longer.

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  12. I cannot sew. Can I hire you to make these for me???

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  13. HeidiAdeleSnyder

    Yes! I can make your slips for you, but only if you're in the Triangle area in NC. I only work locally unless you want to bring your furniture to me. hugs!

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  14. So I would love your advice about how to do a slipcover on a deep seat bench patio cushion. It only comes in white, which I think is terribly silly considering it is supposed to live outside. I don't even know where to start. Can you help?

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  15. When I click on the tutorial, all I get is code. Can you help?

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