Soft furnishings are vital to a decorative scheme, and slipcovers are a simple and stylish method of transforming the look of your furniture without spending a fortune. Practical, hard-wearing, and particularly suitable for the family home, slipcovers are the perfect makeover project.
Simple to make even for beginners, a new set of covers will breathe new life into tired furniture, unify a set of mismatched chairs, protect a treasured piece from the wear and tear of everyday life, or simply ring the changes with a stylish new look.
Slipcovers also offer the option of removal for washingideal for hardworking furniture in a busy home. With comprehensive photographic step-by-step instructions, each of the 35 original projects provides guidance on choosing shapes, colours and fabrics, while an extensive techniques section details all the stitching skills you will need.
So Simple Slipcovers begins with an inspirational section that also provides plenty of practical help. Checklists provide solutions on choosing styles, colours and fabrics for seating in every room in the home.
With essential facts on durability, washability and weight, once you have chosen the right fabric and the best design style for your own needs, you can move onto the specific project. Every project has been designed to be easy to achieve, but still give stylish, reliable results, and tricks-of-the-trade show you how to get the best results in less time.
Projects range from cozy cushions and simple tie-on covers for dining chairs to fully-fitted covers for sofas and upholstered chairs, plus bedroom furnishings, tablecloths and lampshades.
Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: CICO Books (1 Oct. 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1904991084 ISBN-13: 978-1904991083