How to make slipcovers

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  • Once the main part of the slipcover for a chair or sofa is finished the skirt is the final piece. There are a few things to consider when attaching the skirt Do you want cording to separate the skirt from the rest of the chair? If everything else has cording I would recommend continuing this look. If not you can opt to attach the skirt and top stitch down for a finished look. For more info on top stitching check

  • Do you have a chair that just doesn’t seem to fit the style of your home? A slipcover can give it a more modern look. This chair had an added challenge because so much of it is wood. With most slipcovers I can pin the fabric to the chair to hold it in place while I try to trace the lines of the chair. That was challenging but the added challenge was that there was no form (wood or upholstered)

  • When I first saw this love seat it terrified me a little. Following the curves and making the back lay right was a challenging task compared to furniture that has straight lines. It sat in the shop for two weeks before I decided to tackle it, all the way I whispered a prayer for wisdom. Before you start this post you may be interested in some of my favorite sewing tools for slipcovers.  For the best outcome I decided to

  • Learn how to replace the fabric on a director's chair. There are just two rectangular pieces of fabric with channels for the plastic tubing to hold in the fabric.

    Director’s chairs are simple with only a little bit of fabric for the back of the seat and the seat itself. There are channels on the left and right sides that a plastic tube runs through to hold the fabric in place. This makes it very simple to replace the fabric of a director’s chair. Below is an image of the chair after the original seat and back were removed. As you can see the fabric tore near the edge