Asked on Oct 3, 2017

How do i diy my removable sofa covers

Lifestyles HomesTeriSan29185410


need help with chosing fabric thats durable and that goes wirh my red and black colour scheme. please help. thank you in advance
8 answers
  • Sharon
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Removable i.e. a slipcover. Used to be everyone had a set of slipcovers for their chairs and sofa for summer, something bright and cheery. They usually had lots of piping and a floral for summer.
    Can you clean the chair with a carpet cleaning machine and upholstery tool? And then for your summer looks a print in red or black?
    I would go surf over on to search for some fabric, you can pick colors and type of print, and then type of fabric, and then all the selections will come up.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 4, 2017

    you could dye the fabric
    • Freya Chan
      on Oct 5, 2017

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  • Flipturn
    on Oct 4, 2017

    No, dying it is Not Recommended:

    If the fabric is polyester, or any combination including polyester, the fabric will not dye evenly, will be blotchy, and uneven in shade intensity.
    Also keep in mind that this amount of fabric will be very heavy when wet and will drip dyed water all over everything when you try to lift it to dry it out.
  • Christina Rodriguez
    on Oct 5, 2017

    instead of reupholstering a chair I had, I used annie sloan chalk paint. But, any brand would work. You water the paint down just a tad and sand it with fine sandpaper when dry. Then do as many coats as needed repeating the steps. YouTube some videos! This project may help you and cost less. It doesnt change the feel of the fabric whatsoever and can add new life to any fabric. I even watched a woman paint a velvet chair on YouTube. Hope this helps!
  • Robert Rusk
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Yup the PAINTING is just what I was going to offer. BUUUUUT also a cute slipcover you can change your mind about colors and patterns so quickly and easily. Checkout the slipcover sites. If your budget is tight you can always go on online to E**you. Sorry I can't say it, I have gotten things that were miss advertised by the sellers. Not all sellers, but your are always taking your chances when not dealing with a reputable company. Heck as often as I change my mind regarding decor I would go for the slipcovers. Lol GOOD LUCK
  • San29185410
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Thanks everyone.
  • Teri
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Use denim or canvas or decking fabric. You may need to go to an upholstery store rather than a regular fabric store.
  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Automotive Parts stores have aerosol spray dyes for both fabric & vinyl. They work well on cleaned surgaces. I’ve used the vinyl dye many times & it lasts a long time on car seats which people slide into which is abrasive.
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