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How to Make a Slipcover for a Recliner – Easy Steps For You

Making a slipcover for your recliner is not as hard as you may think. In fact, it can be a fun and easy project that you can complete in just a few hours. In this blog post, we will walk you through the entire process of making a slipcover for your recliner. We will start by discussing the supplies that you will need, and then we will move on to the steps that you need to take about how to make a slipcover for a recliner. Finally, we will provide some tips and advice on how to keep your new slipcover looking great for years to come!

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Supplies that you will need:

  • A piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the entire recliner
  • Scissors
  • A sewing machine (or you can hand sew the slipcover if you prefer)
  • Thread
  • Pins or clips (to hold the fabric in place while you sew)
  • A tape measure or ruler
  • A seam ripper (optional, but it can be helpful if you make a mistake while sewing)

Now that you have gathered all of the supplies that you need, you are ready to start making your slipcover! The first step is to measure the recliner. You will need to know the width, depth, and height of the recliner so that you can cut the fabric to the correct size. Once you have the measurements, cut the fabric to size.

How to Measure a Recliner for a Slipcover – Simple Steps

How to Make a Slipcover for a Recliner - Paper, Pen, Tape Measure

How to measure a recliner for a slipcover:

  • Width: Measure from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other arm.
  • Depth: Measure from the front of the recliner to the back.
  • Height: Measure from the top of the recliner to the bottom.

Next Step is Sewing

How to Make a Slipcover for a Recliner - Sewing

Next, you will need to sew the sides of the slipcover together. To do this, fold one side of the fabric over so that it is overlapping the other side by about half an inch. Sew the two sides together with a straight stitch, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam.

Now it is time to sew the top and bottom of the slipcover together. Again, fold one side of the fabric over so that it is overlapping the other side by about half an inch. Sew the two sides together with a straight stitch, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam.

Final Steps

The final step is to sew the slipcover onto the recliner. Start by slipping the slipcover over the recliner, the wrong side out. Then, pin or clip the fabric in place around the edges of the recliner. Sew the slipcover onto the recliner with a straight stitch, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam.

If you want to add some extra protection to your slipcover, you can add a layer of quilt batting between the fabric and the recliner. This will help to cushion the recliner and protect it from wear and tear. Simply cut the quilt batting to size and slip it under the fabric before you sew the slipcover in place.

Another option is to add ties or straps to secure the slipcover to the recliner. This is a good idea if you have pets or children who may try to pull the slipcover off of the recliner. You can either sew ties onto the slipcover or use Velcro strips to attach straps. Simply position the straps where you want them and then sew or adhere them in place.

In Conclusion

Now you are finished! Your new slipcover is ready to use. Be sure to follow the care instructions that came with your fabric so that you can keep it looking its best. With a little bit of care, your slipcover will last for many years to come. Thanks for following along! We hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy sewing!

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