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What Are Loose Sofa Covers?

Loose covers for sofas are placed over the top of your existing upholstery to give your sofa, chair or footstool a brand new appearance.

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The perfect solution for family homes

Unlike our reupholstery service, loose covers for sofas can be removed and most of our fabrics are machine washable! Measured by experts and custom made for your exact furniture, our bespoke sofa covers offer a practical solution for family living. We’ve been making sofa covers for over 60 years and in that time we have developed the very best practises for producing stunning, close-fitting covers for sofas.

We have a team of expert Home Consultants who inspect your furniture and take over 100 measurements to get a quality made-to-measure product you can be proud of. We offer a range of product options for loose covers to cater for all furniture types.

Handmade sofa covers for the perfect fit

Here at Plumbs we have been making quality, made-to-measure sofa, armchair and dining chair covers for over 60 years, expertly crafted in our workshop by our master makers.

What is the difference between Easifit, Designer & Traditional Loose Covers?


Easifit covers are made from a stretch fabric which offers excellent value for money and a brilliant fit. Plus, due to the flexibility of the fabric, we are able to cover over 98% of furniture styles. These covers are easy to remove and replace so you can wash your covers and refit them for a fresh, crease free look, time after time.


Our Designer covers differ from our Easifit range in that they are a non-stretch fabric, providing a more structured cover. Despite the different fabric texture, we still have a large variety of fabric colours and patterns - many of which are machine washable.


Our Traditional loose covers are the pinnacle of our loose cover range. A pattern is made directly on your furniture by our expert team to give a precise fit. The advantage of Traditional loose covers over reupholstery is that selected fabrics are machine washable.

Valance options

Create a truly bespoke look with a variety of valance options.  From a simple turn-under to our bestselling skirted valance, or traditional knife pleat design, each is tailored to your personal preference. We also have an elasticated option for our Easifit range.

  • Skirted valance
  • Turnunder
  • Unpleated corners
  • Pleated skirt
  • Knife pleat

Piping options

We also have a selection of piping options for you to choose from. We have the standard piping and unpiped options of loose covers for sofas – plus for a slightly different look you can also opt for contrast piping for your sofa covers.

  • Standard piping
  • Contrast piping
  • Unpiped

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  • We can cover anything

    Here at Plumbs, we’ve been making furniture covers for over 60 years and in that time we have encountered every style of furniture you can imagine.

  • Sofa Covers or Reupholstery?

    Whether you opt for sofa reupholstery or loose covers for sofas you are getting great value for money.

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We'll take 100 - 150 measurements; to get the perfect fit
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