Friday, 10 May 2013

Loose covers

Rather than buy new furniture it seems that my recent clients are 'making do' and recovering instead!
I have been so busy this year making loose covers - here they are.....

A very happy client.

 A make-over for a very sad looking sofa.
The loose cover provides an instant uplift!

A shabby chic look for this furniture.
The worn out floral covers were binned; seat cushions replaced 
with foam and feather wrap inners and new covers made in 
a nice thick, floppy white linen.
 The new covers have totally transformed the furniture.
The clients were so pleased by the totally new look.
 The wing chair, below, is awaiting a new cushion - 
we decided the original was just too small and looked odd.
Every loose cover pictured above has a full set of arm covers. 
They are cleverly made to protect the whole arm from getting worn and dirty in use, 
and are virtually undetectable when fitted properly.

When making the covers, I pin fit the fabric in situ. 
After lifting it away very carefully from the furniture 
I take it back to my workroom to trim and complete,
 adding piping and a skirt if required.

I'm now waiting for a lull in my orders so that I can make 
loose covers for my own pieces,
a generous three seat sofa and a wing back chair.
Watch this space for my transformations!