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Picture of Kathy_in_wlsv
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We have a BIG comfy chair that desperately needs a new slipcover. I thought maybe Surefit would have something, but when I talked to their customer service they don't make a cover big enough.

Any ideas? A custom cover would cost easily what I paid for the chair, and that's just not an option. The chair itself is fine but the arms are just shreds.

I can sew, but honestly don't have quite the skills needed to do this project.


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Have you checked out other slipcover companies? Have you acquired reupholstering estimates from local sources? Would simply sewing coordinating arm sleeves suffice? Is a throw type cover an option you'd consider if all other options don't pan out?
 
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Yet another option might be to have the arms reupholstered complete with new batting in a coordinating fabric. Then, if doable assuming their loose, the seat and back cushion could be covered to tie into the redone arms.

Unfortunately, today if you can't find or sew a slipcover, it's more practical to buy a new chair.

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tuck and pin...from toweling to purchased fabric? or what about the usual arm rest "patches" that came with the chair...could you add to them and tuck?
 
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I really really wasn't clear at all. sorry. the chair is already slipcovered. it's sold as a slip covered chair. the upholstery is fine its the cover that's in bad shape. I've checked with the manufacturer and the store, they don't sell the cover separate.

I got it at Raymour and Flanigan a few years agoCindy crawford Brynn Chair. and it's still available but almost 800$ !!!!


maybe a king size sheet with LOTS of tucking and pinning? I am beside myself right now.


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Have you looked at groups like Pottery Barn that use lots of slip covered furniture. I saw that Calico Corners has a section on slip covers too.
It it's just a portion that has worn do you know a seamstress that could remove that portion and replace it with something that light compliment the exisitng fabric.
We have a club chair the DH bought when he first came to Houston in 1963.... OMGosh but it's a classic design and the frame is perfect... had it recovered and rebuilt a couple of years ago... I couldn't buy anything of that quality these days.
 
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Kathy,

Since you already have a cover, use it for a pattern.

Or simply sew on coordinating fabrics over the arm pieces of the slip cover.

Sort of like patches for jeans.

If you already sew, it won't be hard to cut and stitch. It's one piece at a time but its hard to find time.

I use one of those quilted throws for a sofa cover.


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Perhaps you can obtain the exact fabric from the manufacturer to redo the arms. If so, the dye lot may not be identical.
 
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What about a small loveseat cover? Fit it over the arms, then tuck and pin the excess (depending on the style, you could even take in the excess by sewing).??????


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This video explains how to sew arm covers.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v...ch%3Fv%3D2ghjZfFP6JI
 
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