Sewing a replacement sofa cover is a great alternative to replacing old upholstery. In addition, the covers are removable, which means they can be washed. Sew a few covers and change them from season to season or occasionally. Your furniture will be reliably protected from dust and grease. Will keep the natural color of the upholstery for a long time and will not be damaged by the claws of pets.
Take a look at the options for sofa covers that we suggest you make with your own hands.
When choosing fabrics for a cover, you can come up with unexpected combinations and different types of finishes.
Follow our instructions and you can easily change the style and mood of your living room.
The cover consists of three elements: a lining, a cruciform top and decorative elements on the corners of the sofa. The upper part of the case in the photo below is made of tapestry fabric, which contrasts with the iridescent silk of the corner pieces.
We build a cover pattern
Start with four basic measurements: the length of the cover, the width, the length of the armrests and their width.
For the top of the case:
1. To determine the length of the cover, the sofa is measured from front to back, starting from the floor in front of the sofa and ending with the floor behind the back, plus 25-30 cm for a free fit, plus hem allowances.
2. To determine the width of the cover, measure the sofa seat plus seam allowances.
3. Length of ONE armrest is measured from the seat through the armrest to the floor plus 25-30 cm for free fit, plus hem allowances.
4. To determine the width of the armrest, measure the width of the sofa seat plus seam allowances.
Length = the length of the cover according to item 1 above.
Width = the width of the cover (item 2 above) plus two armrest lengths (item 3 times 2), and minus 2 hem allowances.
Lay out the cover details on the sofa with the wrong side up, determine the sewing places of the side parts (armrests) and baste them to the central part.
Cover design option
Elegant case with brocade top
So that the fabric of the cover does not "wrinkle" when you sit on it, prepare wooden rods equal to 5/8 of the length / width of the sofa, and deepen them between the seat and the backs. If the sides of the sofa are curved, use a PVC water pipe of the appropriate length for the same purpose, bending it into the desired shape.
Our variant of sewing a sofa cover, consisting of a lining and a top, allows you to choose the fabric for decorating the sofa that you like, but it is not enough for sewing a one-piece cover. For example, cuts of antique fabrics.
You can customize the corners of the case in a variety of ways by carefully choosing accessories for impressive results. Use our ideas to start fantasizing!
Part of the cover from the armrest is tied into a large knot
The case is laced with small brass bushings
Snap button lacing
Fastening with decorative buttons, buttons or "zippers"
Instead of a cord, you can use belts with rings, which are sewn from the main fabric of the top of the cover
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