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Slipcover Video Tutorial Series Part Six – Skirt, Cushion, Tips & Inspiration


It’s finally here.  The last installment of the video slipcover tutorial series.  I really hope this has been helpful to those who are making slipcovers for the first time and still informative for those who have made them before.  I’ve loved reading all of the comments from you about the projects you’re about to tackle and I can’t wait to see them.  I think I’ll have a link party in a week or so (with a giveaway), so everyone can share their work.

If you missed the previous tutorials, you can check them out here:

Part One – Sewing Custom Piping
Part Two – Cutting the Fabric
Part Three – Positioning Fabric and Pin Fitting Back
Part Four – Pin Fitting Back, Wings and Arms
Part Five – Pin Fitting Arms, Seat and Apron

This “webisode” shows how to pin and sew the skirt and cushion.  In addition, I show how to make the ribbon closure on the back as well as sewing tricky places where two seams meet.  Enjoy!

A full transcript of this tutorial is available HERE.
In other news, the plumber is here this morning to rearrange the pipes in our half bathroom to work with the pedestal sink and hopefully we’ll have the flooring put down this week!


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  1. Thank you so much for this series of videos!! I have wanted to try a slip cover for years! I sew pretty good (used to make custom children’s boutique clothing)…but ad a hard time wrapping my arms around the whole thing! You broke it down, so simply! Thank you a ton!! You rock! I know this is old…but it is still very helpful!!


  2. All right, that settles it. I’m making a slipcover! I love your tutorials, thank you so much for posting this! Because of them, I feel confident to attempt making a slipcover myself, especially since I can’t find anyone locally to do it for me. Thanks again!

  3. Rachel says:

    Thank you for posting this tutorial! I just made a slipcover for a Room and Board chair that I got for free. I actually got two but have only made one cover so far. I had to use the seam riper too more times than I wanted and have sore fingers from getting poked umpteen times as well. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I have to remind myself that it was the first one I ever made so I need to give myself grace.
    I do have one suggestion – please put links on each video page to the other videos in the series so that we don’t have to go back a page to the first video or the page with all of the video links.
    Again, thank you for sharing.

  4. You are a slipcover angel! I have been staring down my huge brown inherited sectional for years and finally found your tutorials and got busy. At one point my husband was watching me attach the skirt and asked me why I was doing it that way…”because that’s how Miss Mustard Seed does it!” I told him. Duh. Here’s a link to my finished product.


  1. […] share the few pictures I took during the process, but I really relied on Miss Mustard Seed’s video tutorials to walk me through it.  She is just such a pro- she makes everything seem so simple and easy, and […]

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