This is the case in my wish to have custom slipcovers made for the sofa and chair in my family room. I have contacted several times about it and they never responded. I really need the slipcover. I would love the Seperate Seat for a small sofa – either parchment or cream – my sofa is starting to show it’s age :-), I am also a follower of your blog.

You can find them at any sewing store or online. Second of all there are three things in this post that I did not know: a)that there was such cheap alternatives to cover your sofa and love seat, b)that you should wash them BEFORE you attempt to put them on and c) that you can secure the pleats with those twist tie pins. But now, in retirement I don’t hv the funds or inclination to buy new.

Shop loose fit slipcover from Pottery Barn. I have 3 hand-me-down couches from my grandparents, that are great quality, but the khaki floral print isn’t exactly ‘me’. They broke into our house while we were are church and left snufflings of their “leavings” on our furniture…after much scrubbing, it was clear this was never going to stop smelling. Just found this website and loved how u improvised on getting these sofa covers on.I have some sofa covers and know just how hard it is to get them on.My choice for a cover from ugly is Christina I am like you~I wish~I wish ~I wish. You did such a lovely job on your furniture! Arrange the cover around your sofa/chair. Filed Under: Decorating Ideas, Decorating With Fabric Projects – Sewing, DIY Decorating Projects, Furniture Makeovers, Living Rooms. I will add it to the post, in case readers don’t read this comment.

Let me know. Oh, you fooled me! Especially since I already have an ugly sofa! I also have never heard of Ugly Sofa before – great prices! I need something peanut butter and jelly colored;). Thank you for this tutorial..great ideas, all of them! Teresa from Canada! It was in perfect shape so I got one heck of a deal. Any suggestions? I so want to win this ugly sofa give away!

Trax, my cat loves when I work with fabric. :).

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Wash your slipcovers before putting them on sofa/chair. xo bj. And don't worry, no spam and you can unsubscribe anytime. Most throw over or one piece slipcovers are  made to go over an entire sofa or chair. I have a sofa from Rowe which is made to have slipcovers. 1. You answered all my maddening questions about what to do with my two chairs!! I’m wondering if your cat ever tries to get those twist pins out? I was determined to make it work. I follow you, you are my first go to on and like you on facebook. I would choose the Loosefit Square Cushion Boxpleat Slipcover. If I were to use a king flat sheet and do something like this how do you suggest I do those little ties on the lower arm/leg part? What you did with your tie on slip cover is AMAZING! I have had my eye on the Separate Seat Square Cushion Slipcover Small Sofa in Cream Twill.. thanks for the tips!!

Whoops! :)) Thank you for all the tips on how to cover a sofa. Loved your tutorial!! Hi Shirley – When a sofa has back cushions that do not come off, the best way to make the slipcover look good is to simply smooth the slipcover over them with your hand and push down and back over the top edge. I liked you on Facebook. Does this make sense? I would love to have the loose fit T cushion box pleat Slipcover for a small sofa in natural twill. Here it is tied on the back. I have a really thick fur throw tried everything to keep it in place but the screw pins are not long enough for the thickness! I’d love to win one!!! I’m also following you on facebook. If your back cushions don’t come off – you can still cover it my way. 6. I have changed that scenario by adding my own style to them. Kim. No matter what you’re looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.

I wish I lived on a body of water…  I wish, I wish. These are beautiful, and your tutorial makes me think I can actually take a stab at this. Another reader on my facebook page told me she used PVC pipes to hold her covers down instead of cardboard tubes Thank you so much for sharing your trick with us. 4. The most popular colour? where do you get the cardboard tubes? How to smooth back if cushions aren’t A friend brought excess furniture from their home to share with us, but she loves browns and I love blues…it would be wonderful to lighten our room a bit! Had them in white while my kids were growing up. I so need a slipcover for a small sofa or loveseat. This is so genius! Anyway, in sprucing up for the holidays I would LOVE to win an UglySofa slip cover. [email protected], A great tutorial. Since it didn’t have tabs to tie.

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I would really like the t-square sofa cover in the honey or white. Yes! My couch looks so ratty and dirty, but is still comfy and usable. Although I’m actually torn between that one and some of the other options! I removed the pins and trimmed the seam excess. It doesn’t have to be perfect, because it is all going to be covered with the cushions. I’m assuming they’re hard tubes and not like paper towel tubes. I know they had a lot of customer complaints. receives a small commission when certain items are purchased, but the price is the same for you. To hold pleats in place or any part of the slipcover that won’t stay the way you want it – use twist pins. We definitely need this! May not be perfect, but it is a very budget friendly way to get my wish. Exactly what i was looking for to cover my parents sectional, i cant sew or afford a slipcover so this is my only option. Find the 4 ties that will tie around each corner and loosely tie around the front arms and back corners. Will be back shortly to check out the rest of your blog!!! i need it sooo badly with a small dog that has taken over my couch!!, I would get the T cushion Boxpleat slipcover!! 2nd chance – i follow you on FBook, Twitter, and GFC! Love my large queen sized pulled out bed. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Once I wrapped the ribbon all around and tied it sung with knot on the back side of the sofa, I used my hands to arrange the folds around each corner. Not quite sure how you knew I was JUST looking into slip covers the other day for my couch… hmmm… you’re a seriously good mind reader! How To Put a Tie Arm Loose Fit Slipcover on a Sofa and Make It Look Custom Made.

This will help with keeping wrinkles to a minimum. Great idea! Took a good look at all the options, and I think I’m liking the separate seat square cushion slip cover – maybe in that lovely parchment twill.

$69.99. One size fits all or loose fit  slipcovers have been the answer for me. :), I would choose the square seat slipcover. See any little cat feet impressions on the sofa cushions? My couches are truly ugly…clawed to bits.

I made the simple pillow covers following these directions – 10 Minute Pillow Cover. Thanks for sharing his pics along with the tutorial and tips! Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. Thanks!

I have a cat that I’m afraid might show an interest in those. I know that I’m late coming into the “Comment” scene, but did you say that you got the slip cover from Pottery Barn? Mine are from Pottery Barn, but sells them, too. I do not think Pottery Barn makes them anymore, but you could try Wayfair: or here: Surefit Slipcovers sells them, too: and here: It is just the way my brain is wired. You should check out all the different Couch Covers over at We’ve tried a thrift store find, but it scrunched so much I resold it at a yard sale. I have cats which is why I have to use slipcovers.

I’d also love the loose fit square cushion in stone matellase. These tips will help keep the slipcover stay in place.


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