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Make Your Store Bought Slip Covers Look Custom Made in 3 East Steps

It's a fact: custom-made slip covers are very expensive.
These can cost more than twice the regular price of their store bought counterparts.
Besides, custom-made ones usually take a long time to sew.
What if you needed to cover your couch or any seating piece now? Here are a few simple and extremely easy ways on how you can make conventional seating furniture covers look like you had them custom-made.
1.
Measure your furniture thoroughly.
You need to buy slip covers that are somewhat larger than your furniture's dimensions.
If you buy something smaller, there is a very good chance that these would easily slip off your couch every time you have to sit down...
if you can actually drape the fabric on your seating piece at all.
2.
Choose fabrics with thicker threads.
Thicker threads would make it easier for you to shape the fabric unto the natural contours of your seating piece.
This also gives off that feeling of an expensive make, despite the fact that the cover is store bought.
3.
Secure the loose fabrics using a combination of safety pins and adhesive Velcro.
Most of the loose fabrics can be tucked securely out of sight either at the back of the couch or on its underside.
You can also use strategically placed throw pillows or other cushions in the seat area to minimize fabric movement whenever someone uses the couch.
Note: you can also use upholstery pins and T-pins to secure the fabric, but these tend to leave holes into the upholstery or the wood.
Use these only if you are willing to put up with this kind of "minimal damage" to your furniture.
4.
Spray most of the fabric's surface with stainguard.
You can usually buy a can of stainguard at the local hardware store or the home improvement section of the mall.
This will help minimize unsightly blemishes to your slip covers and provide your seating pieces that "newly customized" look.


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