Sharing how to make slipcovers all week has been so much fun! I’m so overwhelmed with all your amazing comments here on the blog, on Instagram and Facebook, and even the emails y’all have been sending. If you have any other questions, be sure to come back later today for some final tips, tricks & thoughts (and an awesome giveaway from my Slip Cover Week partner Online Fabric Store – woot!)
By now we’ve attached the seat to the back and the arms to the seat, so now let’s put it all together and finish your slipcover!
First start by pinning up the inside of the arm from the corner at the bottom to the top of where the arm meets the frame. Sew it all together, just like the rest of the pinning/sewing dynamic duo.
Once you’re all sewn up, now comes the trickiest part of the whole slipcover: getting the lines just right for all around the bumps and nooks and crannies. It’s not gonna be perfect. Know that going in – just do the best you can and cut yourself a little slack, m’kay?
Pin along the natural lines of the sofa frame, getting as close as you can. Make snips in the fabric to help it turn corners, because it gives you more stretching room.
Pin it up, sew it up, then let’s move to the final seam on the back.
Pin it going down, once again close the frame, adding in the bit around the back of the arm.
I thought seeing a final finished seam from the right side would help you understand a little better how it all went together. See all the imperfections? Yep, they happen. And I did this almost 2 weeks ago and forgot about them until I snapped these photos to add in right before hitting publish.
Wanna see the whole thing revealed from the how to make slipcovers series? Come back later and I’ll show you what it all looks like together 🙂
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