Slippin' into style with Slipcovershop.com




Two years ago I went on, what felt like, a wild goose chase looking for sofas that fit this vision I had for my living room. I wanted a contemporary sofa that can fit in a traditional layout of the room.
  After months of scouring the internet , I came across the two sofas that I now have; the Float Sofas from Article. The style , size and overall feel of the sofas were perfect , the only thing I wasn't in love with was the color. They are gorgeous , don't get me wrong, but a tad too warm in comparison to my cool-toned... well everything else. I've managed to do my best to make it work but then I came across slipcovershop.com .
  I've always thought of slipcovers as sloppy looking  or "old lady", lol. I think I've always just seen slipcovers on oversized sofas or chairs that weren't structured and they have since just rubbed me the wrong way.

 ––– I decided to take a poll on Instagram to see what ya'll thought about slipcovers and 94% of you felt the same way that I had (previously) felt or looked at slipcovers #OLDLADY . That is when I knew I had to show how slipcovers could be modernized and thats what I did with the help of slipcovershop.com






but then I thought; what if I could get a slipcover made for  a mid-century modern sofa with a snug fit ? I mean.. is that not a game changing thought to those of us who prefer a more finished or crisp aesthetic ?

Imagine the possibilities of taking a structured sofa , chair , you name it and with the slip of a fabric you have a completely different look for a fracture of the cost of purchasing a new furniture piece. Even purchasing a more affordable piece , say something from IKEA, and purchasing a slipcover in your choice of fabric and color...options = endless.

slipcover color | WHITE CANVAS 472

Needless to say , it didn't take me long to start measuring.

Note: Measuring with a straight-edge vs a measuring tape allows for an even more accurate measurement 

Calculating the measurements for the covers were surprisingly easy. Slipcovershop.com has a step-by-step diagram tutorial on how to measure for the measurement worksheet, see my worksheet below.
Once I was done measuring, entering them on the website was a breeze. At the end of the worksheet there is image dropbox to add photos of your sofa for the production team to reference when creating your slipcovers. I sent in several photos detailed and and landscape since I wouldn't consider my sofas a "common" slipcover style.


The slip covers are snug in all the right places , the arms and the back. The base , under the cushions,  is a little loose which is good for give while you're sitting on the cushions. The tuck nicely under the cushions so you're able to get that crisp look without sacrificing the functionality. 



––– The bottom of the covers were 2 inches longer the bottom of the sofa which allowed me to pin the cover under the sofa for that snug fit and modern aesthetic. ** Note: this isn't the "traditional" slipcover fabrication , I used the pins voluntarily to achieve a more tailored "upholstered" look.  Slipcovershop.com is a slipcover manufacturing company NOT re-upholstering 


The slipcover fitting took less than 15 minutes , you can view the simple fitting instructions HERE
These are the Sew-Ology tidy pins I used to pin the bottom of the slipcovers under the sofas for that "re-upholstered" snug appearance.



  

I used a steamer ,once I had the slipcovers in place, to smooth out any wrinkles from delivery. This steamer that I picked up at target is honestly beyond expectation. It only takes 40 seconds to heat up and instantly took out the wrinkles in the first pass!

Reinventing a furniture piece whether it be seasonal, rehab or just style is not only just cost effective but also allows you to create a custom piece that is practical for everyday! If you're in the market to slip into style, pun intended, I definitely recommend Slipcovershop.com. Not to mention production is super quick , within a week kind of quick + proudly made is the USA!

Front View 

Back View
Side View


You can check out more BEFORE + AFTERS  HERE 

You can see other slipcover styles and fits HERE
(traditional, shabby-chic, ottoman, chairs etc..) 






Did I change your mind about slipcovers? I'd love to know what you think about this slipcover transformation in comments below! 

Thank you to 
for providing the slipcovers for this post







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