Let’s face it, a sectional slipcover can be pricey.
The amount of labor, fabric and trim that goes into making a custom sectional cover is typically 2 to 4 times greater than what it takes to slipcover an average size sofa. The more sections, cushions, design details, and yardage = more moola.
So, what if you still love the comfort of your sectional and can’t imagine finding a new one that will fit your space at a price you can afford?
Go for a custom slipcover but make it work for your budget. Below are 4 tips for saving money when it’s time to update your old sectional. Continue reading →
Jen’s outdated plush brocade slipcover is a thing of the past. Now, her sectional has an entirely new look with a Khaki denim slipcover. Looking fabulous especially with her pretty mix of patterned and textured accessories. Even her protective doggie blankets fit right in!
This project was a slipcover replacement. Jen sent me her old covers to copy and update. I changed the gathered skirt to a tailored style for cleaner lines.
If you like the idea of a relaxed linen slipcover but don’t want a lot of wrinkle this linen and cotton fabric is a good alternative.
It’s a thick yet supple cloth featuring a tiny box texture that shows off both the un-dyed flax and natural cotton color. Slubs and nubs are part of its charm. The look is more rustic than refined — think casual farmhouse style.
Here’s what you can expect when working with this Upholstery Linen in color Oatmeal from Gray Line Linen:
High shrinkage. It shrinks 5″ on a one yard length and 3″ on the width. Pre-shrink your yardage in jumbo size washers and driers before you make your slipcover and you’re good to go.
Heavy weight. Sewing multiple layers will require an industrial machine. For projects with simple seams and few layers this fabric will feed through a home sewing machine just fine.
Slight give. Fabric eases out a bit when sewing and probably will to the same with wear. Start with a snug slipcover fit and control the give as you sew for best results.