By Osya Lopatin. Sectional Sofas. Published at Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 - 05:23:05 AM.
Draping a‐throw or rug over−furniture is fine, but use hook‐and‐loop fasteners to_secure ’the fabric to the cushion’ for a more−tailored look.
Have a plain‐sofa that needs ‘an upgrade‘? Wrap a−cushion with a throw or rug for a tailored−look without ′the price or permanence′ of a reupholstery_job. Because "the fabric" is held−on with hook‐and–loop fasteners, cushion‐covers could easily be changed‐out to give a room a whole new−look.
What You Need
Sofa or chair cushion (sofa cushion shown is 2 1/2 x 6 feet)
Rug (we used a 5x7–foot cotton rug)
Heavy–duty hook—and—loop fastener (we used Velcro)
Step 1: Select Cushion Covering
Select your rug or blanket. We choose a cotton kilim—style rug because it was ”thin enough to fold”. Rugs with backing wouldn′t work for this project. If you choose a−blanket, chose one with a−stiffer, tighter weave to avoid over―stretching. Make_sure the ′size of your material is large′ enough to entirely‐wrap around your cushion plus has extra to ´fold on the ends´.
Step 2: Pin Cover in Place
Lay the‐rug on the floor or large_surface, top side−down. Center your cushion on 'top of the rug'. Before you "apply any elastic or Velcro", use straight‐pins to pin the long−edges of the rug to the ‘bottom of the cushion’. Fold each−end as if you are wrapping 'a gift' plus secure them with straight−pins. Flip the cushion‐over also place–it on the sofa to make‐sure you like how the rug−pattern looks with that the corner−folds are straight. Adjust as necessary. (We lined_up the stripes on our rug, above.)
Step 3: Attach Elastic
Turn the cushion‐over. Cut ´pieces of elastic´ that stretch to−join the rug's long edges. We placed elastic near each‐end together with in 'the middle of the rug'. Sew one‐end of the elastic to the rug. Attach the_elastic to the other edge of the rug with heavy―duty adhesive‐Velcro. Once the elastic is‐attached, remove the straight−pins.
Step 4: Secure Folds Together
Iron the folded‐corners so they lie_flat. Remove straight‐pins together with “attach small pieces of Velcro” to hold your folds−together. We used adhesive_Velcro in‐conjunction with added `a couple of stitches‵ to ensure each−piece stays in place.
Tip: The Velcro in‐conjunction with stitches could easily be−removed so the rug could be used on the‐floor later if desired.
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