The way to Make a Sofa Throw

A sofa toss is a casual slipcover that can rejuvenate a sofa with tired or outdated fabric, or protect a newer sofa from the wear and tear of pets and kids. From affordable sheeting to denim, corduroy or drapery fabric, then you will find textile options which help a sofa toss fit most budgets. A savvy homeowner, or even a first-time tenant, can attempt the introduction of a cast with confidence in the result.

Measure the sofa in the floor on one side, up the outside to the peak of the arm across the arm shirt down to the peak of the seat across the seat, the arm up on the opposite side across the arm shirt and down to the floor. Add 18 inches to this measurement and record the outcome since the cut length.

Measure the sofa in the floor at the front of the slice, up to the seat, across the seat to the rear, up the back   and  down and over to the floor. Add 10 inches to this measurement and record the result as the cut width.

Sew widths and lengths of fabric together to make one piece equivalent to the cut width and length measurements.

Fold the toss in half widthwise, and then half lengthwise. Align all the edges carefully. Put it on the table and draw the corner curve. You’ll cut all four corners at precisely the exact same time. Mark the outside edges of the toss 20 inches from every corner. Place a mark on the toss 6 inches in the corner, then in an imaginary diagonal line which would intersect the corner at a 45-degree angle. Draw a fresh cutting line from starting at one 20-inch mark and gently curving into the 6-inch mark and back to this 20-inch mark on the rest of the side.

Fold the outer border, wrong side to wrong side, 1/2 press and inch, fold 1/2 inch and press. Stitch this hem in position, sewing close to the second folded border.

Measure the width of the cap of the back of the sofa.

Cut one piece of rubber gripper fabric 14 inches wide and equivalent in length to the measurement of the cover of the back of the sofa. Place this fabric on the sofa in its appropriate place.

Align one length border of this throw to the floor and position the toss, centered on the width of the sofa, across the sofa seat to the rear.

Expand the remaining edge to the floor along the rear of the sofa. Smooth the fabric up the rear, over the top and down the inner back to the junction of the seat and back. Tuck the extra fabric to the crevasse between the seat and back.

Expand the ends of the toss with the floor on every end, smooth the cloth up and over the arm and down to the bench. Tuck the extra fabric to the crevice between the arm and seat.

Cut a bit of 2-inch foam insulation equivalent to the length of the sofa bench less 8 inches. Cut two bits equal to the length of the front part of the arm into the back of the sofa, less 8 inches, and thrust these pieces to the cloth tucks.

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