Do you like to watch TV in your recliner? Do you have grandchildren who love to come over and share the experience with you? If so, then this blog post is for you.
I am going to give you a quick tutorial on how to make a headrest cover for your recliner that will keep the cushions clean as well as provide an extra cushioning layer against germs!
The tutorial is broken down into two parts: how to measure your headrest and how to sew the cover. Let’s get started!
Measurements for a Recliner Headrest Cover
Tools Needed: Fabric, scissors, measuring tape (or ruler)
- Measuring Tape or Ruler
- Scissors Optional
- Sewing Machine Optional
Steps on Making a Recliner Headrest Cover
Step One: Measure the width of your headrest from one side to the other. My recliner’s headrest measures 18 inches across so I’m going to cut my fabric into a rectangle that is 28 x 36 inches long.
Step Two: Take this new piece of fabric and fold it in half so you have a long piece of fabric 13 inches wide. Fold the fabric in half
Step Three: Add an inch to each end and cut off any excess length (no need for it). Do this on both sides, making sure your cuts are parallel to one another or they won’t line up when sewn together! Cut off any excess length
Step Four: Fold the fabric in half again so you have a small square of fabric. This is your headrest cover!
Fold the flap in half to create a smaller rectangle that will become your recliner headrest cover.
Which material is best for the sofa cover?
The best material for a sofa cover depends on where the furniture is being used. A wool felt slipcover can provide an elegant look and feel to a room, but it may not be quite as durable if you have children who are constantly getting into everything. For rooms with active kids or pets, velvet fabric might be better suited because of its durability.
Do slipcovers for recliners work?
Yes! Recliner slipcovers are available in many styles and colors to fit any decor.
How do you clean a recliner headrest cover?
Throw your headrest cover into the washing machine on delicate with mild soap for gentle cleaning. Place it inside of an old pillowcase or sheet so as not to get anything else in the washing machine dirty.
Hang to dry or place on a drying rack outside if you’re feeling brave enough for that!
Recliner covers are not recommended to go through the dryer because they can shrink and cause uneven seams.
Can I make my recliner headrest cover?
What is the Recliner headrest cover?
Recliner headrest covers can be made out of several different materials, such as felt or heavy cotton. This article will focus on how to make a recliner headrest cover with fabric rather than the other options.
Can you put a slipcover on any couch?
Yes, you can put a slipcover on any couch type or material. The main difference is that with some materials, it may be possible to pull the fabric away from the foam and remove dust particles more easily than others. Slipcovers also generally need to have zippers for easy removal after each use to prevent dirt buildup.
How much do slipcovers cost?
Slipcovers can be purchased new for $50 or more, but most are less expensive to purchase used.
What is the advantage of a slipcover?
The main advantages of buying and using a recliner headrest cover with fabric as opposed to other materials like felt are that it will work on any material couch surface will cover more, and can be removed after each use.
The disadvantages of a slipcover are that they may not look as nice on all materials (especially leather) since the fabric is draped over it rather than showing the material underneath, zippers may need to be replaced periodically because dirt builds up in them from everyday use, and if using an expensive fabric, it may need dry cleaning more often than if using felt.
What is the best fabric to use for a Headrest?
A good fabric to use for a headrest is one that has a tight weave, so it will be less likely to fray and come apart. A tighter weave also means the material can be thicker without becoming too heavy or difficult to handle.
While some people like cotton because of how thin and breathable it is, others don’t want their heads resting on a fabric that will get them sweaty.
The best fabrics for recliner headrest covers are felt vinyl or microfiber because they are durable and easy to clean.
Can you put slipcovers on a leather couch?
Slipcovers are an option for protecting your leather couch from spills and stains which can happen with everyday use, like children playing on the couch. If using an expensive fabric, it may require dry cleaning more often than if using felt. The best fabrics for recliner headrest covers are vinyl or microfiber.
While some people like cotton because of how thin and breathable it is, others don’t want their heads resting on a fabric that will get them sweaty. The best fabrics for recliner headrest covers are felt vinyl or microfiber because they are durable and easy to clean.