Asked on Jan 16, 2017

How can I keep my couch slipcovers in place?

by KimD

My couches have a lot of life left in them but the leather-like surface is peeling and looks ugly. I found some sofa covers I really like, I am just trying to figure out a way to keep them from roaming around as we sit on them. They are all tucked according to instructions. Tried the rolled up newspapers or pipe in the cracks, but it comes down off the top too. They just need more ..... convincing, to stay put. Thanks for your help.

  12 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 17, 2017

    You can adhere Velcro to the underside of the slipcover and the couch. Place them in a few strategic spots, and you should be slip-free

  • Sarah Barron Sarah Barron on Jan 17, 2017

    i agree with hillela, you can get sticky back velcro from most haberdashery stores that should do the trick x

  • Lonnie Lonnie on Jan 17, 2017

    There are these wonderful things called "Bed Skirt Pins" and those would fix you right up. They have the corkscrew/button type; a small 2" bar type and a "T" type. Amazon carries all of them. They are "pins" so they might not work for the material you have - just giving some options

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 17, 2017

    I have used the corkscrew type on many things and they always worked. At discount stores and fabric stores, look for upholstery pins. same spiral. Good luck.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 28, 2017

    there is a product that i put under throw rugs to keep them from "walking" looks like screening ie has little open squares, and i cut it to fit under the rugs. had to have been at at a big box store....near the throw rugs. it worked on the faux leather car seats as well to stabilize the kiddo seats. it should work on the couch to keep the cover in place.

    • Jay Jay on Feb 01, 2017

      Yes! I've used something similar that is called Drawer Liners. A nice size roll at the Dollar Tree is well; a dollar! I use them all around the house and if the get yucky you can wash them in the sink with a little Dawn and Air Dry, but not in the Hot Sun! Or for a dollar you can just replace them. I used to buy the expensive rug non slip pads until one got stuck to my hardwood floor in the Summer. What a mess!

  • KimD KimD on Jan 28, 2017

    Thank you for the Idea! I tried velcro, it pulled off the faux with all the pulling happening w /sitting, I added elastic to the cover in strategic places, it would "pop" off with any pressure, I tucked rolled newspapers into the creases, which the kids and hubby love to pull out and play swords with...... I am heading to the store to give the rug holder a shot, I'll let you know how it holds up.

  • Claude Claude on Feb 04, 2017

    It's hard to make them stay with kids and pets. If your couch is real leather, google real leather repair because if it hasn't gone too far, you can mend it. I wish I had found it sooner. I used a pool noodle shoved between the seat and back space..cut it if it's too thick...but it does need to be tight to work.

  • Katherine Katherine on Nov 06, 2020

    Slip a stiff cardboard between the arm and the cushion. About 3 or 4 inches wide and almost as long as the arm.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 07, 2020

    Hi! My mom always had slipcovers and this is what she used. They really work, if you screw them into the frame. Stay safe!

    • Smith Smith on Jan 14, 2023

      I tried this before. But one day, I found my dog was trying to chew it. I grabbed it from his mouth. I also found several of them on the ground. I also found one located in the corner of sofa cover which was gradually loose and poped out from the spots. I feel it is dangerous. If you have little kids, pets. I do not suggest to use it.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Sep 25, 2021

    You could always use Velcro to get the slipcover to stay in place.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 14, 2023

    Dollar Tree has woven rubber kitchen drawer liners, that is great to keep stuff in place, I put it under my door mats. Or go to Lowes, Home Depot etc and get the underlayment for carpet or flooring.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 14, 2023

    There are leather repair kits that would do the job, take a look at Amazon. That is what I would do, it is amazing the leather furniture repairs you can do with them. Another alternative is to check out a car upholstery shop and see what they recommend. I have never been able to win the battle of the wills with slipcovers.