Weekend Project: Slipcover a Thrifted Cube

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Not that long ago I was asked to create some cube bean bags. After figuring and re-figuring, I came up with the pattern, added a zipper and filled it with those little styrofoam beads. BIG pain in the you know what. Why go to the trouble when you can find oodles of cheapy cube ottomans at the secondhand store?  Since the cheapest of the cheaps are covered in hideously benign microfiber, find a yard or two of fun fabric and stitch your own custom cube slipcover. Better yet, look for two and make a pair. DesignSponge shows

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18 Reasons Why We Should Love Slipcovers

by DIY Maven

A cozy living room with red slipcovers on the chairs and a white one on the sofa.

My Home Ideas has put together a portfolio of 18 rooms that were put together with the help of slipcovers. Is there anything more versatile than a slipcover? Hey, even red, like the slipcovers pictured above, are neutrally versatile in that they can have a completely different look just with a change of accessories. Anyway, here's some of my favs out of the 18.

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The Laziest Slipcover Tutorial Ever

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-03-27

Look in any decorating magazine and there will be a room with baggy, white or natural slipcovers. It's the perfect canvas for all sorts of eclectic decor. I don't do slipcovers. I never learned how because I've always had neutral upholstery fabrics on my furniture. However, seasonal slipcover changes seem like the ultimate luxury. Light and fresh in the Spring and nubby, warm and cozy in the Fall, ah yes.

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Knot Another No-Sew Pillow Slipcover (The Package Pillow)

by DIY Maven
This no-sew pillow slipcover idea is for people who not only don’t own a needle or thread but don’t know what they are.
What You Need                                  What You Don’t Need
Ugly square pillow of your choice            Needle

Fabric: approximately twice the              Thread
    dimensions of the pillow,
    so about 40" square fabric
    for 20" pillow.

 

 

Nice Package

Lightweight cotton works great for this method.  Lay your fabric wrong...

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