Step By Step Process Of Making Sofa Slipcovers From Sheets
Slipcovers are regarded as one of the best covers for a sofa that can be very helpful in protecting your sofa from any damage, including scratches. It can also protect your sofa from getting dirty, which in turn will help in keeping your sofa up to date. Slipcovers can be very expensive if you purchase them from the market. Instead, you can make your own sofa slipcovers at home from the sheets. It is an easy process provided you follow the right technique & use the right tools. Go through the below-mentioned steps carefully in order to make your own sofa slipcovers from sheets.
Step 1: Collect The Required Items
- Flat Sheets
- Basting Safety Pins
- A Measuring Tape
- Thread That Matches Your Sheets
- Sewing Machine
- Straight Pins
Step 2: Vacuum The Sofa
After collecting the items, now you need to remove the cushions and then vacuum out the couch, starting with a clean slate. Then, calculate & estimate the height as well as the length of the couch in order to find out how much fabric you will need. Open your sheets & iron them before proceeding to the next step.
Step 3: Drape The Sheet Over The Sofa
Next, cover or wrap the sofa with a sheet. Allow nearly five inches to drape behind the sofa, and middle it so that equal amounts hang off each side. Tuck in the sheet on every side of the edges, arms, as well as cushions.
Step 4: Pin The Sheet To The Cushion
Now, raise or elevate the cushions, to a small degree and pin the sheet to the cushion through the sides where it won’t show. Pin on every side of the back cushions, and pin underneath the seat cushions where you have tucked it in. Pin betwixt the seat cushions where the sheet is tucked in.
Step 5: Use Your Measuring Tape For Measurement
When it comes to the arms of the sofa, use your measuring tape in order to calculate & estimate from the floor, over the arm, to the seat, and append 5 inches to tuck into the seat cushion, and another 5 inches to go all over the back of the sofa. Then, calculate the height of the arms and along the front. Append an inch on every side for the seam allowance.
Step 6: Fold Your Sheets
Next, tuck & bend your sheet in half, due to the fact that you will only have to cut once. Then, trim the two pieces that will be needed to cover the front and go over the top and down the side of the arms. Drape the pieces over the arms of the sofa, the wrong side out. As you are draping it over the sofa wrong side out or backward, after you sew it and turn them right side out, it will go on the other arm.
Step 7: Cut The Front Piece
Trim the front piece, if needed, in order to follow the curve of your sofa. Then, pin the pieces together, making sure to keep an inch seam allowance. Thread your machine, before getting ready to sew. Repin the pieces in order to make sure that the pins are going in the right direction. Now, sew up the side of the arm, and on every side of the curve. There is no need to sew the part you are going to tuck into the sofa. Turn it right side out, before fitting it onto the other arm of the sofa. Perform the same process for the other arm.