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Simply Slipcovers

Stylish, Practical Solutions for Tried-but-True Furniture

Whether you’re trying to protect upholstery that you love or hide old upholstery that has seen better days, slipcovers are the logical solution. Slipcovers let you change the look of sofas, loveseats, ottomans, and chairs according to the season or simply freshen up a too-familiar room.

Slipcovers are to furniture what your clothes are to your body. You might want a classic elegantly tailored look, a softly romantic feeling, or a more casual, carefree style. Simply Slipcovers gives you everything you need to know to create the décor you want. The book includes a wealth of exciting design ideas and 20 illustrated step-by-step projects to help you design and sew the slipcovers you need.

Part One: Be Creative shows you a gallery of unique slipcovers in different styles and settings so you can see the way that slipcovers work within the décor of a room-food for thought as you select your materials.

Part Two: Projects features a selection of great looking slipcover designs and illustrated directions for making them. You’ll see how to make an easy futon sham, a ruffled Bistro chair cover, a reversible ottoman wrapper, a tab-and-button wing chair cover, as well as sofa covers of all types. Many projects include special Designer Details: construction and trimming techniques that add distinction and flair.

Part Three: Basics takes the fear out of pattern making and sewing by showing you exactly how to calculate yardage, how to cut the material, how to fit with pins, and how to construct the covers.

When you finish you first step of slipcovers, you may very well want to start on another. By mixing and matching the slipcover silhouettes and Designer Details in this valuable book, you’ll have a plentiful supply of creative and practical ideas for refurbishing your furniture’s wardrobe.

About the Author
Name Editors of Sunset Books
Bio For more than half a century, Sunset Books has been helping readers remodel their homes and improve their lives.
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Publication Date December 1, 1996
Dimensions 8-1/4" x 10-3/4"
Number of Pages 128
Number of Photos 85