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Classic french style sofa with a gathered frill to bottom edge, for that little 'je ne sais quoi'






Two Duresta armchairs covered in William Morris linen union. Self piped, tailored under finish.






Comfy armchair with somewhere to put your feet up, with a good book, by the wood burner. Self piped, tailored under finish.






I'm often asked to loose cover leather furniture. Unfortunately this isnt possible, but choosing a co-ordinating natural fabric like this grey wool to replace leather seat cusand using some lovely big scatter cushions, makes this sofa less man den and more snuggle.





     

Plaid never goes out of fashion. The red sofa cover is made from 2 pairs of curtains. It is self piped, using a particular stripe from the off cuts, to keep the 'busyness' of the piping to a minimum, the piping is also cut on the straight rather than on the bias for the same reason.
If you are considering a cover using a plaid fabric, choosing a plain fabric to be used for the piping can look very smart.




 

 
These  two pieces have been covered in mixed, linen grain sacks. The colour, weave, texture and narrow width of the sacking provided, meant that I had to 'patchwork' the pieces together as I assembled the cover on to the furniture at the cutting stage. The finished covers give a rustic, 'make do and mend' feel in a Victorian family home in Clapham.





'Unstructured' loose covers featured in article by Judith Wilson on Interior Architect Harriet Anstruther in House and Garden magazine,  September 2013
 
                                          
 
Whilst I generally pride myself in getting your new loose covers, not to to look loose, the brief here was for an unstructured look, which was acheived with a pure linen fabric, and a properly loose, loose cover.



                                      

This old cover was rather complicated, and the cushions were past their best. A simplified cover style and new feather cushion interiors restore its welcome, and its elegance.


                                                              

Hard to believe this is the same sofa bed. New foam feather wrap seat interiors, and reshaped feather filled back cushions, tailored under finish, and a fabulous Designers Guild velvet, transform this piece of furniture



     

It's a dogs life (for now). Not sure muddy paws will be allowed anywhere near the new covers! New hollow fibre seat cushions, self piped and tailored under finish, and armcaps that fit.

 
 

    

   A striking centrepiece for your room, and a colour pallette for the rest of your decoration

 
 

        

 Removeable Dining Chair Cover
Notice careful pattern match across front border.


 

 

Set of six striking dining chair covers in contrasting colours for dramatic effect. The colours were carefully matched to those in the curtains. The covers are completely removeable. Notice the knife edge detail to bottom edges.



                                 Unhappy Sofa 'Before'...

... and completely updated with clever choice of fabric, no piping and tailored under finish.
 


 

             

          A really pretty Laura Ashley armchair gets the cover it deserves.


 

Not very complicated, but a perfect fit. Self piped box cushions and scatters.
Cushion interiors - foam with polyester wraps, feather pads for scatters.


 

A huge pair of curtains and a pelmet were salvaged to make this cover.
The piping is a complimentary flanged cord    


                                         

          The unusual shape of this sofa is not lost under its new 'loose' cover.

 
 

     

                                                                                                    Wing chairs.


 

                   

Armchair, self piped, tailored under finish.          Tub Chair, self piped, straight skirt  
                                                                     and corner kick pleats.

Traditional sofa covers ...


   
 

       One of the amazing colours available in Romo Linara  

And not so Traditiional!



     
           

            Traditional Sanderson fabric on a beautifully restored armchair           

 

        

 Fire Proofed backing gives fabric body on this contemporary armchair 

This little Ikea chair is given a retro feel with the use of reclaimed curtain fabric.
 

              

Cut velvet covers the bodies of these 2 and 3 seater sofas. The cushions are covered in a cream cut velvet.

Notice careful pattern matching across skirt seams and centre pleats.