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.