How to Sew Camper Slipcovers

How to Sew Camper Slipcovers
If the covers to your camper's cushions are worn or if you are just in the mood to update them, make slipcovers instead of purchasing new ones. It can be pricey to have covers or whole new cushions made, and by making your own you'll save a couple of dollars. Making them isn't hard, and you'll be able to get exactly what you want. All you need to know is how to use a sewing machine.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Measuring tape Fabric Chalk Pins Scissors Sewing machine 1-inch Velcro strips Iron
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric
  • Chalk
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • 1-inch Velcro strips
  • Iron
Step 1
Measure the area of the cushion that you are covering, including the sides. Add an extra inch to three sides and two inches to one side. For example, if your area is 36 inches by 36 inches, you'll need a fabric panel that is 37 inches on three sides and 38 inches on the fourth.
Step 2
Lay your fabric for the slipcovers out on a flat surface and mark the area with a piece of chalk. Pin the fabric in place and cut out your panels.
Step 3
Turn the edge of the longer side of the panel inside one inch and sew a seam to finish the edge.
Step 4
Place your panel together with the right sides facing each other and pin together, leaving the edge you just finished open.
Step 5
Sew a seam around the three pinned sides and then unpin.
Step 6
Cut out two strips of Velcro that are the length of the open seams. Pin the Velcro into position on the opened seam and iron on.
Step 7
Place your cushion inside of the slipcover and seal the Velcro seam. The slipcover can be removed and washed.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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