Looking at the same sofa for years can be tedious, especially if the upholstery begins to be torn into pieces. Consequently, you might be thinking about buying a new sofa, which sadly can burn a hole in your pocket. Therefore, the best way to solve this problem is by reupholstering the existing sofa.
If you think reupholstering a sofa is arduous, think again!
Next, this is 10 DIY Sofa Cover ideas that you can try and experiment at home.
In the next view seconds or after you read this list, I hope I could change your mind.
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10. No-Sew Temp Sofa Cover | Mossyjojo
Something happens to your sofa somehow. And one of the most irritating things is when you spill coffee on the sofa or when your kids use it as a canvas and begin to doodle. No matter how hard you try to wash it, the stain remains there. Don’t worry! You can still fix it by covering your sofa.
Hey! Who says that covering a sofa entails complicated sewing? The truth is you can cover it yourself even if you’re not good at sewing. You only need to prepare some fabric and cut it if necessary. You don’t need to measure the fabric thoroughly since you just wanna see how much fabric you need.
After cutting the fabric, tuck it into your sofa, and that’s it!
9. A Simple Sofa Cover Idea | Nostalgiecat
This idea requires sewing skills. But it doesn’t mean you can’t do it well. You just need to cover your sofa with weight fabric like heavy cotton, liner, or canvas. You will need one piece of fabric for the back of the sofa, one for the seating, and two for the arm rests. Secure them with anchor pins. You’re gonna need to push the pins from the fabric to the sofa so that they stay in place. Make sure you leave an inch or two of excess fabric for the seam. After that, pin the fabric together, and mark with a pencil where the two pieces of fabric meets. The mark you make show you where the seam will go. Remove the anchor pins, and sew the fabric all together.
8. A Non-Fitted Box Cushion Slipcover idea | Homemadebycarmona
If sewing isn’t your forte, you can always opt for another way to cover and protect your sofa. This is one of the best and easiest ways to cover your sofa while maintaining the style immensely.
Actually, you can get beautiful box cushion slipcover at stores or online easily, but it will be always fun to make one yourself as you can proudly say to the guests that you’re the one who made it.
You just need to get thick fabric and add some accessories like embroidery along the edges. Then simply drape the fabric onto the back, the seating, and the arm rests of the sofa, and you’re good to go!
7. Another Use of Thin Rugs | Homemadebycarmona
This idea falls under the no-sew sofa cover. But it is easier and more beautiful. Instead of plain fabric that covers your sofa, you can opt for a rug.
Covering your sofa with a rug adds texture and pattern to the space, making your living room look more attractive. Besides, it is super easy and – more importantly – doesn’t require any sewing skills. It works like a throw. All you need to do is just laying your favorite rug onto the sofa, and it’s done! Everybody can do it, can’t they?
6. An Easy Sofa Slipcover makeover idea | Twofeetfirst
Who says that making a chic sofa cover is an impossible mission? It is not impossible to make one to conceal your tired sofa.
To make a sofa cover, you will need:
• Canvas Fabric
• Upholstery Zipper
• Piping cord
• Fabric pen
First, you need to make the piping for your slipcover by measuring the cushions of your sofa, so you can know the length of the piping you need. Don’t forget to add extra 5” to the measurements.
Next, cut 2″ strips of fabric at the length you’ve got. Then place the piping inside the fabric and sew along the piping. But be careful! Remember to stop stitching 5″ from the end, and cut the piping a little bit smaller than the end of the fabric.
First, start pining piping to fabric from the back of the cushion, and pin it around the cushion. Trim the piping, and sew the fabric.
Once you’ve done with the piping stuff, now you can drape some fabric on your sofa, and do the same thing as the previous sofa cover.
To make it easier to remove the cover in case you need to wash or replace it with a new one, sew Velcro at the back panel of the slipcover.
5. A Ruffle Slipcover project idea | Penny-pennystreasures
Adding ruffle to your sofa cover can create an upscale look to the space. It will definitely complete the look of your shabby chic living room. It will just the same as the other DIY slipcovers. You will need to drape some fabric on the sofa, pin it for the seam, and sew it. What makes it different is you need to make the ruffles.
To make the ruffles, you need to fold and press fabric strips in half, sew a double seam along the edge, pin the ruffles to your slipcover, and sew them together.
4. Quilted Slipcover | Inmyownstyle
Covering your sofa or ottoman using quilt and adding skirt can make your room looks better. You just need to drape the quilt on the ottoman, pin, and sew it. Then, you just need some extra quilt for the skirt, and simply sew it together with the top cover after seaming it. To complete this idea, you can treat your other sofa, if you have any, with next following idea.
Number 3. Tufted Velvet Sofa Cover project idea | Yellowbrickhome
Velvet is smooth and elegant piece of fabric. Covering your old sofa with velvet is a brilliant idea, especially if you are in quest for both comfort and elegance. I won’t say following this idea is easy though. However, the idea comes with a useful link inside description that you can follow through and modify. One thing, don’t forget to retufted your sofa after covering it with velvet.
2. Vintage Peach Satin Sofa Cover Idea | Decozilla
Nothing can beat the luxury of satin. And if you want to add the touch of luxury into your living room, without rechecking your finance book, simply cover your existing sofa with satin. It’s pretty similar to the previous steps. You only need to make some pinches on the satin to enhance the elegant look.
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Lastly number 1. Slipcover for Sofas with Attached Cushions idea | Blog comfort Works
Reupholstering a sofa with attached cushions is a little bit tricky. But it doesn’t mean you can’t do it though. Basically, it’s like making any other slipcover. But you’re gonna perform a surgery when detaching the cushions from the sofa.
Next, you need to remove the stuffing, making the sofa cover, then last, fill the cushion covers with the stuffing again before attaching them back to the sofa.
Making a chic sofa cover can be a daunting task. You might feel anxious, especially if this is the first time you make it yourself. However, 10 DIY sofa cover ideas that you already watched will definitely save the day as you can make a sofa cover yourself without breaking a sweat. Well, at least that what I hope for.
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