Where to buy affordable white slip covers?
We all love them, but let's face it, they can cost a pretty penny, and for those of us with little or none sewing skills we have to rely on purchasing the ready- made sort.
There are a few things to think about before you embark on your hunt.
One: what shape is the furniture piece you're covering?
Many retailers sell a basic shape that works for several different sofa or chair types.
If you're covering a wing back like this, I recommend a couple places to shop online.
Check out Sure Fit They have a variety of styles to suit your Wing Back Chair, even one that is shorter with a pretty ruffle at the bottom.
Another great place to find slip covers is Target
I search "Simply Shabby Chic Slip Covers" so it brings me right to Rachel Ashwell's lovely covers. She carries slips for dining chairs, arm chairs and sofas and love seats. With pretty shapes that are adaptable to many styles of furniture.
Off the rack or pre packaged slips however do not arrive at your home, neatly pressed. This is one shocker, they're packed tightly in clear plastic zippy packs and you'll need to pull out the steam iron before slipping them onto your furniture.
Be ready for a bit of a work out as well, with some pieces. You'll do lots of tucking in here and there ( I used a stiff plastic spatula to push the fabric into the crevices). I also ironed out some creases after the slip was on my chair (very carefully, though).
Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect. It's a slip. The idea is casual comfort.
One more tip is this...always, always check the linen section at your local thrift shops.
Over the years I've found a few pretty slips, and even some at my local discount store. The one pictured below was a mere $5
And finally, check out Ikea their slip covers are designed to match their own furniture, however if you measure carefully you may find their affordable covers will work on your piece as well.
Happy hunting, xxx tami
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