DIY Sofa Cover

How to Make a DIY Sofa Cover

Home Improvement

Whether you have a sentimental couch or an heirloom sofa, you can reupholster it with a custom sofa cover. DIY projects are great for those who enjoy doing projects around the house. DIY projects can be as simple as choosing the fabric, determining to size, and sewing the cover. Here are some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Read on to learn more. You can find out how to create your custom sofa cover in the following sections.

IKEA slipcovers

If you are looking for custom sofa covers, IKEA offers some great options. Bemz has been making custom sofa covers for over 15 years, and their innovative designs make these covers stand out. The company’s mission is to provide the consumer with a more stylish way to decorate their home. They have partnerships with designers such as Christian Lacroix and Romo and offer custom slipcovers for a variety of different styles and materials. You can also customize a cover with the Ikea logo and your personal preferences to match your style.

If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can purchase custom sofa covers from IKEA. These covers are made of a material that allows you to easily remove them for cleaning and are inexpensive. These slipcovers fit most of their sofa models, but they don’t fit every model. There are two basic types of slipcovers available from IKEA. The Vimle is the most popular of the two, and you can even find a sectional if you buy an Ektorp.

Universal slipcovers

Buying a universal slipcover is an excellent way to update your sofa while saving money at the same time. This type of custom sofa cover can be machine-washed, which is great if you want to change the look of your sofa on a regular basis. There are also separate covers for armchairs and smaller loveseats. However, they will not fit certain shapes of sofas. This can cause some trouble if you have to buy two separate covers for one sofa.

If you have a classic sofa with worn-out arms, you may want to replace them with replacements. If you can’t find new ones, you can buy a universal slipcover for a standard sofa. These are made from polyester/spandex blend and fit 6.5 to 8-inch-wide arms. They work well with rounded or square arms and come with a slew of twist pins for easy placement.

DIY slipcovers

To make a DIY sofa slipcover, you will need a few materials including fabric, a sewing machine, and extra stuffing to stuff your couch cushions. You can also make this project on a budget by using fabric dye and a stencil. The fabric you use should allow a 1-inch seam allowance for hemming. Depending on the style you choose, you may even want to purchase a fabric dye. Once you have your fabric, you can now cut out the sections of the pattern.

Start by cutting a piece of fabric that will fit the sofa. Cut a 4” x 13″ piece of fabric, and an additional 11-1/2″ for the Velcro. Cut the fabric in half, and sew it together at the top and bottom, leaving about 1/2″ of extra fabric on the sides. If the arm fronts are asymmetrical, you must flip the pattern over. Next, sew together the sections of the slipcover using straight pins. Remember to place your pins just inside the chalk lines.

Fabric options

If you’re thinking about buying a custom sofa cover, there are many different fabric options to choose from. The first thing you need to do is to take measurements of your sofa. Do not forget to include the cushions, pillows, and other components, as well. These measurements will be used to determine the fabric’s thickness and width. Then, cut a piece of fabric larger than the measurements, and pin it to the sofa.

You can also select a slipcover made of multiple pieces that are easy to remove and reposition. Slipcovers made of polyester are a great option, as they are wrinkle-resistant and easy to blend with other fibers. But before making a final decision, you should consider how much wear your sofa gets. If you use your sofa frequently, you should choose a more durable cover made of upholstery-grade fabric.