Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Slipcover for Leather Sofa

My customer wanted a slipcover for her leather Arhaus sofa. The leather was wearing out and she wanted a change.  She chose an olive brushed denim and she finished it off with a knife pleat skirt. I pre-washed the fabric in HOT water and dried in the HOT setting.

Before picture of leather sofa. 

I copied the original design on the inside back with cording.

This picture from Pinterest was the inspiration for the knife pleat skirt.


  1. Really great job! Love the skirt! :)

  2. Nice job, Teresa! I have a question for you...when you pinfit a leather sofa, do you pin into it to anchor your fabric, or is there another technique you use? I had a job one time doing slipcovers on new leather chairs, and I couldn't pin into the leather. I was stumped at first, trying to figure out how to use my regular technique of right side out pinfitting. I ended up using pieces of masking tape (rolled inside out) on the back of the fabric to temporarily hold it in place for pinfitting. I just wondered if you had a better idea.

  3. Hi Leslie,
    I have used tape before as well on leather side chairs. This sofa was well worn and I knew the customer would not be exposing the leather any more so I did poke into the leather sparingly.

  4. Looks great - you would never guess there's a leather couch underneath! That's a great skirt :)