DIY Sofa Slipcover

Even the ugliest of sofas can be transformed into a comfortable oasis with a fresh slipcover.
Tailored slipcovers can be costly. Tranform your old sofa with this no sew technique.Tailored slipcovers can be costly. Tranform your old sofa with this no sew technique.
Slipcovers can be used to disguised damaged furniture that is still comfortable and allow you to give your room an entirely new look. Create a loose, no sew sofa slipcover with a couple sheets and a few tucks.

Step 1

Arrange the sheet(s) on the sofa so it is fully covered to the floor. You should have a lot of excess fabric.

Step 2

Tuck the fabric into the middle of the cushion pads and back pads if there are any. Otherwise move to the next step.

Step 3

Smooth the fabric on the seat flat and tuck between the seat and back cushions. Smooth the sheet flat across the seat and tuck the excess fabric between the seat and sofa arms. The sheets should be resting on the floor on either side of the sofa arms.

Step 4

Be sure the fabric hanging over the back of the sofa completely covers the back and pools slightly on the floor.

Step 5

Pull up the fabric that overhangs the seat cushions in the front so the bottom edge pools slightly on the floor and tuck the excess fabric under the front of the seat.

Step 6

Drape the excess fabric of the sheets around the sofa arms in soft folds.

Step 7

Cut a length of blanket binding and wrap around the bottom of the sofa to hold the slipcover in place. Tie in a bow to finish.

Things You Will Need

  • King size bed sheet-one or two depending on size of sofa
  • Blanket binding-one or two packages depending on size of sofa
  • Scissors

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Amy Lyn has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and development. She has worked with nonprofit, arts, education and technology organizations. Lyn holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts.