Do you want to make your own back cushion covers? Get familiar with the shape, construction and seam finish BEFORE you tackle your project. It will make your prep and production go so much smoother.
In this post, I break down the most common types of loose and attached back cushion designs. I also include links to a few sewing tutorials that will equip you with the basics. Enjoy!Continue reading →
When you look at a before and after slipcover photo what do you notice?
My guess is it’s the fabric and color that catches your eye first. Then the fit, right?
What you might not see right away are the many subtle design details that went into making the slipcover look and perform it’s best. They are creative updates and functional fixes that make all the difference between a so-so slipcover and one that is awe inspiring.
How do you know which design details to add, omit or improve when you make a slipcover?
I’ll use Leah & Scott’s sofa project as an example to show you how I do it.
There comes the day in the life of a sleeper sofa when no one — I mean NO one — wants to sleep on it anymore. The mattress is kaput.
Around that time you begin to notice how outdated the upholstery looks. You wince every time you walk by it. As one customer puts it, “Blech.”
So, you ask yourself should I keep it or get rid of it?
The good news is your well loved pullout couch doesn’t have to go by the wayside just because the mattress is shot and the upholstery is ugly. If you have a classic design that is structurally sound and the cushions still offer good support it can easily be updated with a slipcover and become a great looking, comfortable sofa for everyday use.
Here are 3 design tips for giving your old sleeper sofa a new look and function: