HOW TO MEASURE SOFA FOR A CUSTOM MADE SLIPCOVER

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"Many guides out there will tell you that you only need the width, depth and height of the sofa to get a custom slipcover made for your sofa."

"Many guides out there will tell you that you only need the width,
depth and height of the sofa to get a custom slipcover made for your sofa."

Unfortunately that would be a universal slipcover, which is typically made of elastic fabrics that will cover your sofa completely, and not individualised for each cover. The problem is that it just ain't pretty.

Unfortunately that would be a universal slipcover, which is typically made of elastic fabrics that will cover your sofa completely, and not individualised for each cover. The problem is that it just ain't pretty.

Understanding and identifying your sofa

"The curvier the sofa, the more measurements you'll need" - is what I always say when people ask me how I measure my sofa.

So you'll need to know what sofa you have firstly, and how many extra parts need to be measured so the slipcover fits like a glove.

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1. Seating Frame

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Some seating frames extend forward beyond the depth of the armrests. Typically this would also result in having L-shaped seat cushions.

1. Seating Frame

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Some seating frames extend forward beyond the depth of the armrests. Typically this would also result in having L-shaped seat cushions.

1. Seating Frame

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Some seating frames extend forward beyond the depth of the armrests. Typically this would also result in having L-shaped seat cushions.

To give you an idea of how many measurements are needed for your sofa, the simplest one would be a sofa with boxed seat cushions, square armrests and a straight/tuxedo back.

To give you an idea of how many measurements are needed for your sofa, the simplest one would be a sofa with boxed seat cushions, square armrests and a straight/tuxedo back.

Measuring in parts

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Box seats, wedge arm, straight back sofa