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Old 06-29-2002, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Gals! I have a slipcover on my sofa for my dog, who has it completely out of whack within minutes every morning. I also have a gang of trouble keeping my waterbed sheets in place. I've tried PVC but it was too smooth, as one post said. The noodles and the pipe insulator foam are GREAT ideas. So good to share with y'all.

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Old 06-30-2002, 02:57 AM
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Glad to know the noodles are working.
I've fabricated slip covers for about 18 years now
and have found that there will almost always be some
slipping. However, what I have used for my own
covers and have recommended to clients is regular
foam pieces, like from a pillow or something.
They can be cut to any size and do a good job locking the slipcover into the seat of the furniture.
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Old 07-08-2002, 06:06 AM
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Okay, now I know how to hold down the slipcovers, but how do you make your own? I've been wanting to recover the couch and two chairs downstairs to give our playroom/family room a pick me up, but have been too chicken to try? Any advice?
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:35 PM
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slipcover patterns

I found a very simple pattern - McCall's pattern #P471. Basically it was creating a rectangle of fabric - one whole panel of fabric with one half panel on each side sewn with two straight seams, round the corners and hem. Then you creat some ties for the four corners of the sipcover. It was VERY simple. The hardest part was figuring out the yardage of fabric needed.
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Old 07-08-2002, 07:11 PM
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Thanks P Sue! I'll just have to go over to the fabric store and get a new pattern!
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