How To Make Slipcover For Sectional Sofa? No-Sew!

Did you know that it’s easy to learn how to make slipcover for sectional sofa because it’s only three steps? This tutorial is even a no-sew project, so it’s hassle-free. We will also use drop cloths to ensure that the cover will withstand wear and tear. 

Do you want to change the look of the couch completely? You can also learn how to reupholster a sectional sofa.

How To Make Slipcover For Sectional Sofa


How To Make Slipcover For Sectional Sofa Without Sewing


Step 1. Arrange the drop cloths onto the sectional

  • Take the measurements of your sectional sofa to know the amount of material you’ll need
  • This no-sew and affordable sectional slipcover will use drop cloths, but you can opt for any other fabric of your choice
  • You can use several fabric pieces depending on if you want to cover each sectional cushion separately
  • Remove the couch cushions since you will cover them separately later
  • Drape the fabrics onto the sectional, so the front and back are covered
  • Secure the drop cloths between the cushions and sofa back and also between the cushions and arm by tucking them in the crevices of these areas
  • Continue making adjustments and repositioning the slipcover until you achieve your desired fitting
  • Mark the areas that you want to fold later to create a finished look
  • Cut the excess drop cloths that appear on the front, back, and sides of the slipcover, leaving only enough material for securing under the couch

Step 2. Construct the sectional slipcover

  • Since you tucked the slipcover onto the crevice of the couch, you will need another material to keep the drop cloth from moving or slipping out of position
  • Use a rolled magazine or a drywall trim that is long enough to fit in the crevice between the sofa back and cushions
  • Do the same on the crevices between each sofa arm and cushions, but remember to fold the extra slipcover according to the sofa’s arm type to achieve a neat look
  • Since this slipcover is no-sew, you will secure the folded and pinned parts earlier with hook and loop tape or Velcro. 
  • Staple the raw edge of the material underneath the couch to hide it

Step 3. Create the sofa cushion covers

  • After installing the slipcover on the sectional sofa, you will do the same for its cushions 
  • Place the drop cloth onto the cushion to help you know where to cut
  • Allocate enough material for folding underneath the cushion and secure all edges with hook and loop tape
  • Repeat for all the couch cushions 
  • Reinstall the cushions onto the sofa, and you’re done
  • Bonus tip: add pillows on the sofa to help bring everything together and enhance the plain look of the drop cloth

How Can I Cover My Sectional Sofa Cheaply?

The best way to cover your sectional sofa on a budget is by making the slipcover yourself. You can save on expenses for the labor that you need if you get it custom-made by a seamstress. Furthermore, you can upcycle everyday household items like bedsheets to create a slipcover. 

You only need to determine the dimensions of your sectional and follow the tutorial above. You can even directly drape the cloth onto the sectional and secure the sheet at the underside of the couch’s rear with staples. But at the end of the day, you can decide if paying someone to do the work is reasonable. 


How To Make A Slipcover For Sectional With Attached Cushions

If your sectional has attached cushions or has its back pillows installed, you can still make a custom slipcover for it. Measure each sectional piece and add 12 inches for tucking and seam allowance. You can refer to this tutorial for measuring a sofa for slipcover to know where to put the measuring tape for each dimension. 

  1. You will end up with one body piece and two side pieces. Drape the largest piece onto the sectional and secure it on the crease at the back. Pin the side pieces in place to connect them onto the largest piece
  2. Remove the slipcover and sew the pieces together. Allocate half an inch for the seam allowance and then place the fabric again on the sectional. The wrong side should be facing up before you tuck or cut the excess material 
  3. Sew the front and rear edges of the material with the same amount of seam allowance. Hem the slipcover to finish by folding and sewing the bottom edge

How Much Fabric Do I Need To Cover A Sectional Couch?

The fabric yardage you’ll need to make a sectional slipcover range from 24 to 36 yards. The best way to ensure that you’ll have enough material is to measure your sectional. Furthermore, ask the fabric shop for the width of their fabric since it can differ.


Sectional sofas are actually easy to cover DIY-style. If you want to know how to make slipcover for sectional sofa, this tutorial simplified it into three steps using drop cloths and without sewing. You can also use bedsheets if you want to save more. 

Making the slipcover yourself will guarantee the best fit on the sectional. Afterward, read this guide on putting a sofa cover so you can avoid excess material and creasing. 


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