Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Paris chic slipcover

This slipcover is for one of my favorite repeat customers. This was a nice change from the slipcovers I always create. This pink slipcover with black cording and a corset detail in the back was so much fun to make. My customer has great taste, and has a lot of fun decorating.
This was my first time creating a corset detail and it was a lot of fun. I hope I get more requests for this in the future.
The rounded back was a challenge. Whenever you see a picture of a slipcover for a rounded back chair there will always be a pillow on the seat to cover the wrinkles on the inside back. It is hard to get a smooth fit in this area especially without a seat cushion. I wanted to show one picture without a pillow because I was so pleased with the results. I used advice from the slipcover master Shirley Hendry Walsh on how to manage the tuck-in area with a pleated collar. The back tucked in smooth and neat. Thank you Shirley for your expertise and willingness to share your slipcover knowledge.
Side view
Before picture I have a couple more chairs I am working on for this same customer- one in a drop cloth fabric another in white denim. Stay tuned for more pictures to come after the New Year.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Chair and a Loveseat

I really need to make my blog titles more creative. Instead I get right to the point. This is a beautiful slipcover done in a white denim with black cording. I took several pictures from different angles to show how the black cording defines the shape of the chair. I fell in love with this slipcover. She wanted the legs to show so I made the skirt a little longer than the existing skirt. This customer called me after winning one of my office chair slipcovers in a raffle. It was nice to see the slipcovered office chair being used in her office. Darn, I forgot to take a picture of it when I dropped off the slipcovers.

Front view

Side view

Back view

I also did a loveseat slipcover for this same customer. The fabric is a mattelasse and washed beautifully. I added the cording down the center of the back to help the slipcover conform to the shape of the loveseat and finished the bottom with the ever popular mini knife-pleats. I copied what the upholsterer had done. I gave new life to the seat cushions by wrapping them in dacron.

Here is the before picture.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Animal print Slipcover

This slipcover was done in a beautiful animal print chenille. This fabric had great stretch to it and worked very well. The chenille washed beautifully and the customer will be able to wash this at home. It was a lot of fun working with the animal print after working on so many white slipcovers recently.


Here is the slipcover back at the customer's home. Bella is happy to have her settee back.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mini knife pleats 2

Here is the latest slipcover I have finished. This fun slipcover goes perfect in my customers beautiful home. The sofa has casters in front and we did not want to cover them up plus it is easier to sweep underneath. The mini knife pleats add to the beauty of the slipcover.

The pleats were so fast and easy with my new Quick Pleater by Angie Knowles.

Closer side view

My last couple deliveries have been in the evening and I don't like the way the pictures turn out.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ticking and Ruffles

Two of my favorites - Ticking and Ruffles - look so good together in my latest slipcover. My customer's pillows go perfect with the black ticking.

My customer's adorable dog "Jack" loves the new slipcover too.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Office Chair Slipcovers

This is my latest office chair slipcover done for an out-of-state customer in Seattle, WA.

The customer sends me a picture of their office chair and I will draw color coded markings for each measurement I will need. She picked out two fabrics- one for the main body of the slipcover and contrast fabric for the piping and the back pleat insert. Then a back closure is chosen(bow, clasp, ties, button flap...). Finally a skirt style (ruffled, pleated, kick pleats...) and length are chosen. If you have a design idea I have not listed above that is no problem. You design it and I can make it.

The seat is secured underneath with velcro straps to insure the seat will stay in place. I pre-wash all fabrics in HOT water and dry on a HOT setting to remove the maximum shrinkage before constructing the slipcover. All seams are serged to prevent raveling.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Linen Blend Slipcover

My latest slipcovers were done in a beautiful linen/cotton blend. This fabric was a dream to work with. It looked even better after it was washed. The back cushions were a little limp so I added a dacron wrap and plumped them back up. The cushions were good as new.

sofa before

sofa after- with perky back cushions.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

King Wings

This is a pair of beautiful King wing chairs. I nicknamed them "King Wings" because they are the tallest wing chairs I have seen. These are the kind of wing chairs you would find in a castle. My customer inherited these beauties and wanted to update the look. The fabric is a mini animal print on a linen fabric. She wanted them finished with a mini ruffle skirt. I really like the results.

Before picture:


Side view

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wingchair slipcovers

Another beautiful pair of wingchairs given a new life in a creamy brushed denim.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Disco Flower Office Chair

I had fun making this cute office chair slipcover. My customer chose the Disco Flower pattern in Chocolate by Amy Butler. Be sure to check out all the great Amy Butler fabrics, they are perfect to brighten the look of any office.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mini Knife Pleats

It seems that all the calls lately are for wing chairs. This was a fun set to do in white with a mini knife pleated skirt. Wing chairs look great in pairs and at a table make a cozy seating area. More wing chairs and a couple office chair slipcovers coming soon.