How to Make a Sofa Throw

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Sofa throws are relatively simple to make and can bring life to your sofa – not to mention protect it from wear and tear. This easy sewing project can be finished in one afternoon and is much cheaper than buying a new sofa. Additionally, you can make multiple throws to change the feel of your sofa whenever it suits you.


Things You'll Need

  • Straight Pins

  • Scissors

  • Sewing Machine

  • Fabric

  • Thread (In A Complementary Color)

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Step 1

The size of the fabric you'll need depends on whether you want to cover the entire sofa or not. Measure the area you want to cover, starting from the back of the top of the sofa to the bottom of the seat. Allow an inch or two for overhang and for getting tucked into the joint where the back of the sofa meets the seat.

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Step 2

Buy two rectangular pieces of the fabric of your choice and cut to length and width. A 72"-x-55" finished throw should cover a standard sofa. Your unfinished piece should be about 73"-x-55".

Step 3

Place the two pieces on top of each other, with the inside out. Using straight pins, secure the fabric together 1.5 inches from the edge on three sides.


Step 4

Using a sewing machine, sew the fabrics together an inch from the edge on three side. Remove the pins and turn the fabric right-side out.

Step 5

For the un-sewn side, cut the raw edge off and sew shut using the sewing machine. You can also fold the edges into the pouch and pin in place. Sew along the pins to seal the throw. Remove the pins.

Step 6

Iron along the edges to create a smooth edge.


To make two throws out of one, use two different fabrics for each side of the throw.



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