Fitted loose covers are tailored to fit your furniture and may be removed for laundering. They are an alternative to complete furniture upholstering.
Some fabrics are especially suitable for loose covers, but bear in mind many need pre-shrinking to avoid problems later.
Fitted covers can be made tight-fitting or a little looser to give a special look.
A slipcover (also called loose cover) is a fitted protective cover that may be slipped off and on a piece of upholstered furniture. Slipcovers are usually made of cloth. Slipcovers slip on and off, they come fresh, and may be removed for seasonal change, cleaning, moving, or storage.
Slipcovers are sometimes defined as “clothing for furniture.” Indeed, they are tailored just as clothing is, and are fitted loosely or snugly to the taste of the owner or tailor. Some people order furniture upholstered in plain muslin with the intention of using slipcovers only.
These one-person businesses may jointly market their services. The World Wide Web has contributed to the survival of slip covering, slipcover artists have found one another in this way, through networks or professional listings. Slipcover knowledge lately has been pooled and shared through this source.