How Easy Is It to Put On a Slip Cover?
Friday, December 05, 2008, 06:22 AM
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One of the major advantages of getting a slip cover is being able to put it on by yourself. This eliminates the need for you to waste valuable time waiting around for someone else to see to your furniture needs. The only question is: how easy is it to put on a slip cover?
Different slipcovers require a different amount of work to put them on. The unsightly non-fitted kind can practically be thrown over your furniture. However, this is usually not the effect you’re going for.
Sometimes a slip cover will require so much fitting that you will become frustrated. The non-giving fabric will make it hard to pull the cover on. This type of cover may be more trouble than it’s worth.
Stretch slipcovers are easier to put on, yet they can be fitted while maintaining a crisp, tailored appearance. It all comes down to how the slip cover is made. If you buy a stretch slip cover, it will be designed to go on with just a little effort from you.
To start, you will locate the bottom back of the slip cover. You will place this spot evenly on the bottom back of your sofa or chair. You can then pull the fabric up to the top of the back. Line up the seams with the back edges of the chair or couch, and pull it on forward onto the arm rests.
Once you’ve done this, you may continue to wrap the furniture with the slip cover until you get to the bottom edge in the front. Push the fabric back into the corners of the seat. At this point, make certain again that all the seams line up as they should. If your furniture is of a standard size and shape, this may be all you have to do.
You may have to use straps that you can tie, or clips that you affix to unaccounted-for corners. These will make the stretchable slipcovers work for almost any piece of living furniture you own. They aren’t hard to use, and instructions will give you all the tips you need to make it work for you.
It’s probably the most advantageous to go by way of the middle road when choosing a slip cover. You can get all the comfort, durability, and beauty you could want in a cover. At the same time, you will have a cover that is fairly easy to put on, and fits like a dream.