Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Slipcover Book

If you are interested in making your own office chair slipcover then check out the new slipcover book 
"The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers, Pillows, and Bedding" by Karen Erickson.  The book is available on Amazon here.  I contributed a chapter on making an Office task chair slipcover which starts on page 29.  The book as the title explains is full of pictures detailing each step. 









Here are the after pictures of the slipcover I finished for the book.

I want to link you to my friend Linda's slipcover blog Pencil me in.  Her niece, Kari Senter, is a student at NC State majoring in Fashion and Textile Design and was interning with her Aunt this week and chose to make an office chair slipcover using the instructions from the above mentioned book.  She did an awesome job being that this is her first attempt at making a slipcover.  You can check out her finished slipcover over at the Pencil me in blog.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Designer Slipcovers

I named these slipcovers "Designer Slipcovers" as they were commisioned by my friend designer Merri Karp for her client.  I have mentioned her on a past blog post here.  She chose this pretty white tone on tone fabric which washed beautifully.  I pre-washed the fabric in Hot water and then into the dryer on the Hot setting to remove the maximum shrinkage before construction of the slipcover.  I also serge all the seams to prevent raveling in future washings.  The customer will be able to wash the slipcovers in her home washing machine. These slipcovers did require a zipper in the back side seams for easy removal.

 The chair had many curves and the slipcover hugs the curves nicely.

 A couple pictures showing the before and after look.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cinderella Slipcover

Once upon a time there was a very sad looking wing chair.  There was bare wood showing and ripped upholstery. She was kept in her bedroom out of sight.

My customer loved the size and shape of her wing chair and chose a beautiful washed matelasse fabric for the new slipcover.   She had painted the legs and we wanted to show them off so we chose a short skirt.
 I added a little dacron to the bare wood spots at the tops of the wings.

 Before picture of the side arm.  A little different style than i had seen before.
 This picture show how I handled the arm.
Side by side before and after.

 The tuck ins were very tight and I ended up using a metal spatula to push the tucks in place.


 The wing chair back home and in her new spot in the living room so everyone can admire her.
The End!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pretty Parsons Chair Slipcovers

 Here are pictures of some cute parsons chair slipcovers I just delivered.  In the first picture you can see the old and new slipcovers side by side.  She loved the box pleated skirt and wanted to keep the same style.



Here is a picture with all the new slipcovers around the table.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Small Sectional Slipcover

These are amazing before and after pictures. The bones of the furniture were in great shape and the seat cushions were in perfect condition.  This is a well built sectional from Arhaus. The original slipcover was in need of replacement and new pillows were in order.  The result is a brand new sectional.  The fabric is a brushed canvas in a wheat color.  I took pictures before the sectional pieces were reconnected hence the gap.

 My customer can have a whole new look by turning over the pillows to match the body of the slipcover.  She can also choose to mix things up and turn over a couple of the pillows.  I love the pillow fabric she chose.
 * hems don't match in picture- I should have adjusted how much I tucked in the back of the decking.  This can easily be corrected. Of course it is bugging the heck out of me.
 Before picture- you can see how stretched out the slipcover became over time and the pillows had seen better days.

 New pillow inserts made a BIG difference.
Before- side picture of sectional