Things to Look for in a Good Couch Cover

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Your lovely clean couch will start to look old super fast unless you use a dog couch cover. Make your own with a free pattern and check what you need to consider before to get one for your couch.

Things to Look for in a Good Couch Cover

On the other hand, dogs are like members of the family, and they bring people lots of joy and companionship, so naturally, we want them to have the very best lives. Letting your dog sleep on the couch is asking for trouble!

There are several things you will need to consider when buying a good quality dog couch cover.

Here are our top features:


    Probably the essential feature. When you buy a dog sofa cover, you will need to measure the size of your couch, bed, or chair to determine which is the correct size for you to buy. If you end up with the wrong size, then the cover is likely to fit poorly and, therefore, will not protect your furniture adequately.

    Who Is Using It?

      Are you looking for a furniture protector for yourself? Or perhaps you want to protect your couch from your young children? Whether it’s animal fur or sticky hands that you want to protect, then you will have to bear this in mind when looking at different fabrics and styles. When it comes to children and animals, your furniture will always benefit from a waterproof cover.

      Straps Or No Straps?

        Some people find them unsightly; others find them essential. The question of whether or not you should choose a dog couch protector with straps depends mainly on the material of the couch (is it slippy? etc.) if you use it daily, then you might want to find a robust solution with straps.


          You will find that the heavyweight fabrics and waterproof designs may cost a little extra. Work out your budget first, but remain flexible as there’s no point buying the cheapest on the market.


            Take a look at your current couch and your surrounding decor - what are the dominant colors? You will find that there is a large selection of colored sofa protectors available, and many are reversible, which means that you can choose from several different designs.

            Couch or Sofa?

            Sofas are typically associated with hosting and formal occasions. They may seat four or more people, compared to a couch, which often seats two to three people. 

            A couch is something lay on, curl up on, and let a dog sit on. It is where someone crashes when to stay over. Your kids are allowed on it, and you can have chips on a couch.

            Pets and kids will like couches a lot better than sofas.

            What does a slipcover sofa mean?
            A slipcover (also called loose cover) is a fitted protective cover that may be slipped off and on a piece of upholstered furniture. ... Slipcovers slip on and off, they come fresh and may be removed for seasonal change, cleaning, moving, or storage.

            Make your slipcover.

            home1. Buy enough fabric to cover your couch, cushions, and all completely. Measure the length and width of your sofa from back to front and side to side. Use a flexible tape measure to get accurate figures. Don’t forget to measure the width and length of the sofa’s arms, as well as any removable cushions. Choose canvas, cotton duck, denim, or twill fabric for your slipcover in a double-wide fabric.

            2. Wash the fabric before you do anything else to it. 

            3. Make a pattern following the measures in the diagram and cut the fabric.
            If your like free-motion quilting, quilt as desired the big piece before cutting.

            4. You can sew the slipcover in parts, which might be helpful if you’re worried about getting turned around (there are a lot of pieces to keep track of!). Or, you could sew the entire slipcover together all at once, which would alleviate some of the back-and-forth trekking to the couch to test the pieces, but it could make it harder to fix mistakes. Use a straight-stitch for a secure hold 

            5. Add the binding with your sewing machine.


            Buying a slipcover

            Measure your sofa to make sure you’re buying the right size cover. Use a flexible tape measure and measure the length and width of your sofa from back to front and side to side. Markdown the highest and widest points, as that is the minimum size that you’ll need to match to cover your sofa adequately.

            Slip the new cover onto your couch and enjoy your handiwork. Once you finish the slipcover and couch cushions, go ahead and put them onto your sofa. The entire look of your room will instantly change and feel refreshed.

            Keep in mind that you can change out the slipcover as often as you want. Different patterns for different seasons, new colors, and fun designs are great options to use to update the look of a room quickly.

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