Buying a couch cover is an important decision. There are many types of covers and they all serve different purposes. The type of cover you buy should depend on what your needs are and the type of couch you have.
Couch covers can be made out of different materials, but the most common ones are cotton, velvet, or microfiber. Cotton is inexpensive but it doesn’t last long. Velvet is more expensive but it’s durable and easy to clean. Microfiber has a better price point and it’s more breathable for people who have allergies or asthma.
What can I use instead of a couch cover?
Wool, textured, or patterned throw blankets are an inexpensive way to cover a couch, making it look intentional instead of like you are trying to cover up a dingy couch.
Can you put a couch cover on any couch?
The short answer is yes, most sofas can be slipcovered. However, if your sofa has a complicated design like a curved arm, and an unusual shape for the bench seat, you’ll need to go the custom route to get a slipcover made just for your sofa.
What type of fabric is best for slipcovers?
Canvas, cotton duck, denim and twill blends are by far the most common choices for slipcovers. They are very durable and can be easily washed at home. There are many options available and these options can generally be found at your local fabric shop, not a specialty store.
What is the difference between box cushion and T cushion?
When you remove the seat cushion from your sofa, if it is rectangular or square-shaped, it is a box cushion. The outline of “T” cushions are shaped like the letter “T” when you view them looking down from behind your chair or sofa.
Is it cheaper to reupholster a couch or buy a new one?
There isn’t much difference in cost between reupholstering and buying new furniture unless you’re DIYing the former. Supplying your own materials and reupholstering a piece on your own will cut in half what you’d typically pay a pro.
What size sheet will cover a sofa?
Measure Your Sofa One fitted twin sheet usually covers both arms of your sofa, but for the body and cushions you may need queen or even California king-sized sheets.
How do I keep my slipcover in place?
The ties or Velcro on the slipcover is designed to prevent movement. Securely press the two sides of the hook-and-loop tape together. If the slipcover uses ties, pull the pieces tightly when you tie them together. Periodically check the ties or Velcro to ensure they stay secure.
Can you reupholster a couch without removing old fabric?
With a little creativity (and a pretty Pottery Barn blanket) you can easily reupholster an old couch and not remove the fabric first, too!
How do you put new fabric on a couch?
Study your couch. Remove the bottom cover. Remove the pieces of upholstery fabric. Buy and cut the new fabric. Attach your new fabric to the couch. Reattach the dust cover. Add trim as needed. Sew pillow covers.
Can I reupholster a couch myself?
While you can successfully reupholster a sofa without fully removing the old fabric (just attach new fabric over top instead), we don’t recommend it to DIYers who want their couch looking as good as new. (Covering the old fabric with the new can look bulky and chunky.)
Can you upholster over old fabric?
When reupholstering an old piece, Verdi says, you might be able to salvage the old batting if it’s been kept in a temperate, dry location (like your parents’ house). So long as the old fabric isn’t darker than your new fabric, you can even upholster right over it.
What fabric are couch covers?
1. Cotton Sofa Fabric: Cotton fabric for sofas is well suited due to its texture, strength, and resistance to soiling and wrinkling.