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Old 11-17-2002, 07:52 AM
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shocking Slip Cover

Has anyone every done slip covers? I bought some from SureFit and I cannot, for the life of me, get them on! I double checked and remeasured to make sure I order the right sizes, which I did? Anyone have any suggestions? I am about to pull my hair out!
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Old 12-03-2002, 08:33 AM
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Good! I would like to know about this tooo!!

I have some good couches but my decor changed and the couches don't match any more. If any has patterns or ideas...

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Old 12-15-2002, 06:17 AM
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Same here, if any one has some solutions, let us know! I slipcover my couches due to young adult men....18 - 20 and 2 dogs. For the most part they look okay, but never how they should fit. One side of the cover always fits better than the other.

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Old 12-15-2002, 07:34 AM
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making Slipcovers

I have never purchased pre-made slipcovers however I have sewn my own.

The biggest advantage to making your own slipcovers is that if done correctly no one will know you have slipcovers on your couch. That alone makes the effort well worth it!

If you have basic sewing skills You can make them yourself . The hardest part is figuring out the amount of material needed and the pattern shapes. I have found older sewing books (1970's or older) very useful as they usually have instructions on how to make slipcovers. It used to be a common practice as most people purchaed only one couch in a lifetime. I found thrift shops an excellent place to find older sewing books, You may be able to borrow a sewing book from a friend or older relatives who used to sew. courier century . Hope that helps! Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2002, 08:36 AM
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Umm..i bought slip cover and had no them see if they can help you on the phone.... it's worth a try....or return them for a refund....
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Old 12-15-2002, 08:49 AM
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I'd really like to have the denim slipcovers for my couch from Surefit. I hope you can figure out how to get them on your couch or at least get a size that does fit.
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Old 12-15-2002, 11:05 AM
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I bought them - they fit, but I could never keep them in place -- so I returned them.

Good luck on what erver you decide to do.
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Old 12-15-2002, 02:26 PM
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I have used many types ofslipcovers and the only problem i had was with the denim kind as they were heavy to change and wash. I found the light cotton material best.I have a sofa and loveseat cover and change them a few timesa year. I have different colors and designs. Sometimes tey ride up. but a little tuck does the trick, They keep the furniture clean.I know my covers have a tag undrneath the middle of the cover that fits ont he soa. Smooth ou the cover then tuck in the seat and tuck in the front sides in the top corners also helps to find the sofa arms first. I love them don't give up, MAYBE A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR CAN HELP,my computer is acting up so please pardon my misspelled words
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:23 PM
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I have figured this out!!

OK, first thing to do is find your arms on the slipcover and make sure you have them facing the right way. Put the arms over the front part of the arms on the sofa. Then reach under and lift your cushion(s) partly out (leaning forward) and push the slipcover, from the front, into the back of the sofa and replace the cushion, holding the slipcover in. Pull the front of the slip cover down in place and then continue pulling the remaining section over the back of the sofa (it should have been resting on the back while you were doing the cushion) Pull the back of the slip cover down behind the sofa and adjust the arms. Tuck the leftover arm material into the side/back of the sofa along with any material left over from the back if your slip cover is too large in some places. I stuff a sturdy squared yard stick into the back of the sofa behind the cushion to hold the tucked in fabric in place. A piece of small PVC pipe will work for this as well. I recommend buying a slip cover that's a bit larger than you need to allow for shrinkage and easy tucking.

This is so hard to explain in writing without being there. I hope this helped someone. It took me several tries but the main part is doing the arms first and then the cushion, the front then the back and tuck the excess.

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Old 12-19-2002, 01:07 PM
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Just wanted you to know that i used to sew slipcovers for sure fit. They didn't fit then and i'm sure they don't fit now.Take them back and ask for a refund.
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