Changing your slipcover.
Putting a new slip on your Sixpenny is relatively easy.
These aren't stretchy catchall slips made to throw over any old sofa. Our slipcovers are divided into components cut to fit the exact dimensions of their corresponding pieces.
But don't be intimidated by the bare cushions and piles of fabric before you. We've broken down the process step-by-step—you'll be sitting pretty in no time.
The frame cover.
1. Tap a buddy. This is easier with a partner—especially if you’re working with a large sofa or sectional.
2. Remove all cushions. Set the cushions aside and grab the frame cover (it's the biggest of the bunch).
3. Arrange and affix. From above, line up the bottom four corners of the slipcover with the top four corners of the frame (the back and the arms). Then, gently pull the fabric down a couple of inches and confirm the seams are aligned with the frames’ edges.
4. Inch it down. Gradually pull the slipcover over the frame, evenly inching it down across the perimeter. The slipcover won't fit if you try pulling one side down to the floor at a time—the material doesn't have enough give.
5. Zhuzh and adjust. Straighten wobbly seams or the skirt length by tucking or tugging the fabric into and around the inner corners of the frame. (A handheld steamer goes a long way with these final touches.)
The cushion covers.
1. Match each cushion to its cover. Every piece of the slip is cut to fit the specific dimensions of its component. (I.e., a back cushion cover won’t fit over a seat cushion, etc.)
2. Line up and smoosh. After confirming the cushion is facing the right way—some collections have cushions with a "top" and "bottom"—gently fold the corners, so they fit into the zipper opening (kind of like you're folding a thick pita). It's easiest to do this with the cushion propped vertically on the frame, leaning it against your body for leverage, or with a partner holding it upright.
3. Inch it down (again). Gradually pull the fabric over the cushion like you did with the frame slip.
4. Fluff. Once in place, the cushion may need a bit of love. Push all the loose fill to the center starting at the outer edges. Then, set the cushion down and hit it from above, working the contents back across the surface until evenly distributed.
5. Carefully zip. Zip the cover slowly, gathering the fabric ahead of the slider as you go. Using the force of the zipper to pull the fabric together as you would with a winter coat can damage the hardware or the material. Take your time to avoid catching the fabric or cushion material in the teeth.
Still have questions about putting on your slipcover? Contact the team at email@example.com—we’re always happy to help.