How to Cover a Recliner With a Sheet

by Andrew Smith| Last Updated: January 7, 2022

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How to Cover a Recliner With a Sheet

Slip covering a recliner is challenging even with advanced sewing skills, as each cover needs customization to your chair. Unlike a standard slipcover, those on recliners require construction in multiple sections and securing to the frame.

Luckily, I’m going to share with you the most straightforward methods on how to cover a recliner with a sheet.

In a nutshell, you cover a recliner with a sheet by tucking the sheet into the chair’s crevices. Alternatively, you make a recliner sheet cover by sewing measured sheet pieces to cover its surfaces. Still, you can make a slipcover out of a sheet chair using appropriately sized material and pins.

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How Do You Make a Recliner Sheet Cover?

The simplest method to cover your recliner with a sheet is by draping one over it without sewing or pinning.

For a better fit, you may have to modify the sheeting.

To prevent movement during shipment, use clamps or tie-downs on sections that the sheet doesn’t properly cover.

Further reading:

How Do You Cover a Recliner With a Sheet?

Simply draping the sheet without pins or sewing won’t give you a clean appearance. So, here’s how to get a neater finish.

How Do You Make a Slipcover Out of a Sheet Chair?

The third method involves sewing, and you need to:

Related: How to Disassemble A Recliner: Pro Guide

Securing the Sheet

Once you have the sheet in place, fix it as follows:

The gathered corners aid in the chair’s ability to recline and the footrest’s ability to operate freely.


Can You Slip Cover a Recliner?

You can slip cover a recliner given the right tools and proper procedure. To ensure that the sheet covers everything, it should be at least two inches bigger than your chair on all sides. With scissors, trim any excess fabric or elastic off the edge, then sew seams.

Does Lazyboy Make Slipcovers?

You might not be much of a DIY person and are looking for ready-made sheet covers to slip onto your Lazyboy recliner. Unfortunately, Lazyboy doesn’t make slipcovers, but you can get some from a local dealer or sites like Amazon.

How Do You Keep a Recliner Slipcover in Place?

For your sheets to look neat, you keep a recliner slipcover in place by tucking it into the crevices.

Alternatively, you can add cut PVC pipe pieces or similar materials into the crevices to increase the tension.

Also, you can increase the friction between the recliner and your slipcover using materials like non-slip shelf liners or materials with a rug grip.


Now you know how to cover a recliner with a sheet. Slipping a cover over a recliner is easy and fun. It gives your furniture an instant facelift and makes it more comfortable. You don’t have to buy a new recliner to match the furniture in your office—choose either of the methods listed above to cover your recliner with a sheet.

You’ll not only give it a new face, but also make it last longer. Besides, using a sheet to cover your recliner is another way to evade buying another recliner when you’re not financially stable. 


  • Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith is the founder of CozySeating, is a father of 2, and an engineer from one of the leading furniture stores in the country. Due to his 10 years of experience, he has proved to be the best person to offer advice to clients regarding different seating furniture based on their needs and performance. Besides, he is a specialist in product reviews and always keeps up with the current trends in the market.

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