I have recently begun to think that maybe it’s time to redo my living room furniture. Buying new furniture is out of the question. I mean, have you priced furniture lately? It’s outrageously expensive and I really don’t want to spend that much redoing it. My furniture is a bit outdated but it’s still in really good shape. So what did I do? I started looking for DIY slipcovers that I can make to simply give it a new look without actually replacing it. I was so pleased to find 20 easy to make slipcovers that I can have finished in a weekend!
Whether you want a new couch and chair or you want to redo your bedroom – that’s right, there is a slipcover for your headboard! – you’re going to find that these slipcovers are easy to do and will instantly transform your home. If you want to redecorate but you’re on a budget, these are perfect. You can give that old couch and chair a great new look and spend only a small fraction of what it would cost to replace them. Plus, these DIY slipcovers are much cheaper than the ones that you can buy in stores and they’re just as easy to put on your furniture. I love redoing my furniture, which you can tell from these 25 furniture makeover ideas using paint.
If you’re ready, we’ll take a look at some wonderfully easy slipcovers that you can make to cover that old furniture. There is even a great ruffled couch cover that would be perfect for your rustic farmhouse look. And if you haven’t already, be sure that you take a look at these 55 DIY farmhouse furniture décor ideas to give your home that coveted rustic look. I just know that you are going to love these DIY slipcovers. They’re all simple and quick to make and will give your home a beautiful makeover on the cheap!
1. Easy DIY Recliner Slipcover
Recliners can be the most difficult pieces of furniture to cover but this DIY slipcover makes it pretty easy. This may take a bit longer, to get all of the recliner parts properly covered, but the hemp sheet cover is really gorgeous and has a great rustic quality to it. You’ll need a couple of sheets for each recliner, depending on the size and a few hours to work this out. You can also do this with regular upholstery fabric and when you’re finished, it will look like you bought a new chair.
2. DIY Sheet Sofa Slipcover
You really don’t have to buy expensive slipcovers from department stores to get that new furniture look. This is a great way to repurpose old sheets. You can buy inexpensive sheets – if you don’t have a set that you can use – and they look just like the real thing. Check your local thrift stores for sheets. I picked up a set at Goodwill for less than $5 and they’re perfect for covering your sofa. You can perfectly cover the entire sofa, even the cushions and make these so that you can remove and wash them regularly.
3. DIY Reclining Couch Slipcovers
Finding a slipcover to fit your reclining couch can be difficult and expensive. A better way is to DIY that slipcover and it’s not as difficult as you may think to make a reclining couch slipcover. You just have to make a few modifications to a regular couch slipcover to make it fit over the reclining sections and you have to cover those sections so that they stay put when the couch is reclined. Proper measurements are crucial and once you have your measurements in place, you can knock this one out in an afternoon.
4. Striped Slipcover For Kids’ Sofa
I love those little kids’ sofas – they’re so adorable and perfect for giving the little ones their own place to sit. Those little sofas can get really dingy really quickly though and while you can normally take them apart and wash them, there’s no guarantee that they will go back together as they should. A slipcover is a much better way and this lovely striped slipcover is perfect for keeping that sofa clean and adding a bit of charm to your décor. This works especially well if the sofa in question has characters on it that your little ones may have outgrown.
5. DIY Dining Chair Slipcovers From Old Tablecloth
I normally cover my dining room chairs around the holidays; you know, for added décor, but have you thought about making actual slipcovers for them? These may be among the easiest of all slipcovers to make and they add such a lovely look to your dining room. You don’t have to tuck and hide seams as much with dining room chairs as you do with sofas and other upholstered furniture and this is a great way to cover up any dinginess that your dining chairs may have gathered over the years and you can make these from an old tablecloth.
6. Easy DIY Drop Cloth Slipcover
I mentioned that you can make slipcovers from just about anything, right? That includes a drop cloth. Drop cloths are so much less expensive than slipcovers and these are so easy to make. You can use your drop cloth to fit a slipcover around any piece of furniture that you have and it doesn’t take long to whip this one up. This one takes a bit of sewing to get that perfect fit but it’s a much cheaper alternative to having your furniture reupholstered.
7. Easy And Cheap DIY Slipcover
This easy and cheap couch slipcover doesn’t require any sewing. You can have this one completed in just a couple of hours from start to finish and you can use any number of materials from an old bed sheet to a couple of yards of fabric. I love how easy this one is. Measuring is important and you will need to tuck the fabric so that it doesn’t come undone when you sit down. Overall, this is the easiest way to cover that furniture and make it look new again.
8. DIY Ottoman Slipcover
You can even cover those ottomans and make them look new again. If you are making slipcovers for your couch and chairs, why not go ahead and make one for your ottoman so that your entire living room set looks new? This DIY ottoman slipcover is super easy to make and you don’t even have to sew it. You can make this one with Velcro and hot glue so that it is super easy to take off whenever you need to wash it. Honestly, you can make up a couple of these and just change them out whenever you want and they’re perfect for decorating those DIY ottomans.
9. DIY Sectional Slipcover
This easy to make slipcover is designed to fit your sectional. Sectional slipcovers are really hard to find and if you do find one, you can expect to spend a couple of hundred dollars on it and then you have to worry about whether or not it will actually fit your sectional. This DIY version is perfect and pretty easy to make, even if you don’t typically spend a lot of time at your sewing machine. You can adjust the pattern to fit any sectional, even if it has a chaise at the end.
10. Easy DIY Armchair Slipcovers
If you are planning to redo your couch with a DIY slipcover, you want to be sure to cover those old armchairs too, right? These chair slipcovers are so easy to make and are perfect for older chairs that need a facelift. Maybe you need a new chair and you want to pick one up at the thrift store. Even if it’s outdated and worn, you can make a new slipcover for it that will make it look brand new again, and this is such an easy project.
11. DIY Reading Chair Slipcover
Everyone has that favorite chair that they just can’t part with. I have one that has been in my home for years and I just can’t get rid of it…no matter how worn out it looks. So, instead of throwing it out and buying a new one, which can be pretty expensive, why not just DIY a slipcover for it? You can make this reading chair slipcover in just a few days and it costs much less than a new chair. It’ll cost you around $100 if you do it in upholstery fabric or you can buy cheaper fabric and do it for much less.
12. Easy Chair Slipcovers
These little slipcovers are perfect for covering up straight back chairs like your dining room chairs or you can make them for old wooden chairs that you may need for extra seating in the living room or den. I would personally love this for a desk chair and you can add extra padding to the chair before you make the slipcover. What a way to get a new set of dining room chairs!
13. DIY Headboard Slipcover
Slipcovers aren’t just for chairs and couches. You can also DIY your own headboard slipcover and give your bedroom a whole new look. This is such an easy project and one that you can complete in a day. Just choose your fabric…you’ll need about three or four yards depending on the size of your headboard…and then measure and sew. You can even create a matching footboard cover if you need it! This is a great way to cover your own DIY headboards, too.
14. DIY Outdoor Furniture Slipcovers
I have to admit, my outdoor furniture can certainly use an upgrade, which is why I love this DIY outdoor furniture slipcover. You don’t even have to sew these. You can put them together with fabric glue and the pattern can be adjusted for any type of outdoor furniture that you have. Make a slipcover for your porch swing or cover up those old worn out patio furniture cushions with something new and exciting.
15. Easy DIY Ruffled Sofa Slipcover
Slipcovers don’t necessarily have to be plain and boring. This DIY ruffled sofa slipcover is just as easy as any other to make and it has a wonderfully ruffled design. The ruffles give your sofa and chair such a wonderfully comfortable and welcoming look and this is perfect for going along with your DIY farmhouse furniture. These are much easier to make than they look. You can cover your entire living room in ruffled covers in just a couple of days.
16. Easy Sectional Cover
Here’s another great way to cover that sectional and make sure that you get a slipcover that fits perfectly. This one is super easy to make and the pattern can be adjusted for your particular sectional sofa. You’ll need about 35 yards of fabric to cover the sofa and you can use any fabric that you like. That’s what I love about DIY slipcovers. You get furniture that has a brand new look and you can create any pattern or design that you want.
17. DIY Slipcover From Old Bedspread
Save money on fabric and simply use an old bedspread to create your slipcover. This works well for couches or chairs – not so much sectionals unless you have a couple of bedspreads that match. Making it is really easy and you don’t have to worry about buying fabric. If you don’t have an old bedspread to use, just visit your local Goodwill or other thrift store. They usually have nice ones for around $5 or so.
18. Slipcover For Sofas With Attached Cushions
My sofa has attached cushions, which makes it really difficult to find a slipcover that fits. So, this DIY slipcover for sofas with attached cushions really caught my eye. Whether your cushions are attached on the back or on the arms, you can customize a slipcover pattern to fit perfectly and it’s not as hard as you may think to make these. Just be sure that you measure accurately and leave enough room to tuck the slipcover around your cushions when you put it on.
19. Easy 10 Minute Pillow Slipcover
When you make your slipcovers for the couch and chairs, you want to be sure to have matching pillows, right? These little pillow covers can be made in about 10 minutes, so you can have an entire set of them in an afternoon. This pattern is great for indoor or outdoor pillows and you can use any fabric that you choose. You can use this to create completely new pillows as well.
20. Drawstring Outdoor Furniture Slipcovers
If you need to cover your outdoor furniture, why not create drawstring covers that go on and off easily and are made to perfectly fit any patio furniture that you may have? These are so quick and easy. Honestly, you can cover your entire patio in just a day’s time and they come off really easy so you can take them off and wash them as needed. These can even be made to fit your DIY outdoor furniture pieces.