I need new cushion covers!
September 27, 2007 6:23 AM   Subscribe

I need covers for the cushions on my couch. Where can I get them with these custom dimensions for a reasonable cost (20ish a piece)?

I have 3 that are 17.5 x 23.5
and 3 that are 24 x 25
both sets are 5 inches thick.

What are my best options for finding these? I just want a solid color.. maybe dark gray or black, very dark red would work too.

I could try to make them... but I dont think that would turn out well.


(i've tried surefit, they dont really have cushion covers, which is odd considering its easier to make those than full couch covers!)
posted by crewshell to Home & Garden (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Custom slipcovers are usually expensive. It seems that I have seen a lot of websites out there that make mail order custom slipcovers. You may want to check these out. Or, you may have luck soliciting on Craigslist.

Making a removable, washable cushion cover is pretty easy if you have a friend that has experience with sewing. I've done it a few times and have found that the directions in the Upholstery Basics (Singer Sewing Reference Library) are very straigtforward. There isn't a step that is left out and the photos are great.

If you have a friend do it, don't forget to launder your fabric beforehand to prevent shrinkage. Dry clean it if you plan to dry clean, wash and dry in a machine if you choose a machine washable fabric. If it were me I'd choose a durable, tightly woven cotton, machine washable fabric such as canvas, cotton duck, or denim if you plan to launder frequently.
posted by LoriFLA at 6:59 AM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]

I would look on etsy.com -- I'm sure one of the sellers there would accommodate a custom order -- might take some looking
posted by chickaboo at 7:05 AM on September 27, 2007

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