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Custom Furniture Slipcovers & Reupholstery: {Tutorials}

Posted By Tipnut On September 14, 2011 @ 11:48 am In Projects | 3 Comments

One budget saver when redecorating your home is to keep perfectly fine furniture that may be a little tired or worn and recover them with gorgeous fabrics (many can be found in your local fabric store’s bargain bin). How to do that? It may be a little intimidating for novice DIYers, but you can find loads of help online that will walk you step-by-step through the project, teaching you how to be an expert in no time. Here’s a selection of tutorials I’ve handpicked for recovering sofas, chairs and ottomans that will help you get the job done. I’ve sorted them each into their own group below for easier browsing and if I come across anything that has something new to offer, I’ll be sure to add it to the list. Good luck!

Sofas

whatthecraft.com

whatthecraft.com

How To Design & Sew [1]: Nice illustrations showing you how to plan and measure a custom-fitting cover for your sofa.

Step-by-Step Sofa Slipcover [2]: Lots of pictures and detailed instructions for making a custom fitting slipcover.

slipcover.vrya.net

slipcover.vrya.net

honeybearlane.com

honeybearlane.com

Zipped Sofa Cushion Case [3]: Piped edges and zipped across the back (includes references to zipper and piping tutorials).

Reupholstering A Couch [4]: Old fabric is stripped from the couch then new is stapled into place (using the old pieces as a template).

curbly.com

curbly.com

maisondecor8.blogspot.com

maisondecor8.blogspot.com

Quilt Covers [5]: Seat cushions are covered collage-style with a stack of pretty quilts, removable with no zipper installation required.

Chairs

remodelaholic.com

remodelaholic.com

Lounge Chair Project [6]: It’s amazing how updating the fabric can transform an old chair! Old sheets were used to make pattern templates.

Ruffle Back [7]: Drop cloth is used for the seat and back, layers of ruffles are attached with glue.

lechaiseparfait.blogspot.ca

lechaiseparfait.blogspot.ca

reddoorabode.blogspot.com

reddoorabode.blogspot.com

Queen Anne Project [8]: A cross between a slip cover and a reupholstered piece, fabric is stapled and tacked into place (no-sew).

Drop Cloth [9]: Two-part tutorial for covering the chair backs, seat cushions and making a skirt with dropcloth.

isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com

isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com

blueroofcabin.blogspot.com

blueroofcabin.blogspot.com

Recliner [10]: Can be removed for washing (pieces held with velcro). Even the footrest gets a makeover!

Drafting [11]: Example piece is a wing chair but the tutorial shows how to measure and make pattern pieces (from kraft paper) for any type of chair.

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Ottomans & Accessories

mapleleavessycamoretrees.com

mapleleavessycamoretrees.com

DIY Upholstered Ottoman [12]: A wooden table is painted then covered with a piece of foam and decorative fabric (tufted).

Ottoman [13]: Have a perfectly functional but ratty old ottoman on your hands? Here’s how to sew a lovely cover for it.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

brynalexandra.blogspot.com

brynalexandra.blogspot.com

Skirted Table [14]: Nice accessory for the bedroom, can be made to cover a small table or bookshelf.

Round Stool How-To [15]: (Video tutorial) Shows how to work the fabric smoothly and evenly with no bumps, lumps or puckers.

curbly.com

curbly.com


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[1] How To Design & Sew: http://whatthecraft.com/tutorial-how-to-design-and-sew-a-slipcover-part-1/

[2] Step-by-Step Sofa Slipcover: http://slipcover.vrya.net/

[3] Zipped Sofa Cushion Case: http://www.honeybearlane.com/2011/06/slipcover-progress-and-how-to-make-a-cushion-cover.html

[4] Reupholstering A Couch: http://www.curbly.com/users/adorn/posts/663-amateur-reupholstery-couch

[5] Quilt Covers: http://maisondecor8.blogspot.com/2012/01/quilt-slipcovers-for-leather-sofa.html

[6] Lounge Chair Project: http://www.remodelaholic.com/2011/03/slipcover-instructions/

[7] Ruffle Back: http://lechaiseparfait.blogspot.ca/2011/03/ruffle-back-chair-tutoral.html

[8] Queen Anne Project: http://reddoorabode.blogspot.com/2011/02/queen-anne-reupholslipstery.html

[9] Drop Cloth: http://blog.houseoffifty.com/2011/03/making-drop-cloth-slipcovers.html

[10] Recliner: http://www.blueroofcabin.com/2011/02/recliner-slipcover-tutorial.html

[11] Drafting: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2008/09/sewing-for-the-home-drafting-a-slipcover/

[12] DIY Upholstered Ottoman: http://www.mapleleavessycamoretrees.com/2011/03/completed-ottoman.html

[13] Ottoman: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/furniture-covers/turquoise-2010-ottoman-slipcover

[14] Skirted Table: http://brynalexandra.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-sew-skirted-table.html

[15] Round Stool How-To: http://www.curbly.com/users/modhomeecteacher/posts/6947-how-to-upholster-a-round-stool

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