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How to Make Slipcovers – a Six Part Video Series

A little over a year ago I made a six part video tutorial series on making slipcovers.  I used a wing chair as an example, but you can take these skills and make a slipcover for any piece of furniture.  I’ve received so many wonderful e-mails and comments from people with all level of sewing ability who used this series to make their first slipcover.  I thought it was time to put them in one post, so it’s easy to find, easy to share and easy to use as a resource.




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
Part Six – Skirt, Cushion, Tips & Inspiration


You don’t have to be intimidated by the thought of making a slipcover any longer!  If you found this helpful, you can check out my other sewing-related posts HERE.

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  1. sohila zadran says:

    Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have created some nice practices and we are looking to swap methods with other folks, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  2. Always excellent to learn a new blog this good! I will be back for specific.

  3. I love this and really want to try this on the camel back sofa in my pretty parlor, but I am so nervous about tackling such a big sewing project! After I watch the videos a few hundred times, maybe I will gain the courage! Love your blog!!!

  4. Diane says:

    I love these tutorials. Do you have a video of how to do a box pleat instead of a continuous one for the skirt?

  5. Amparo Porter says:

    Many thanks for sharing this and many other tutorials. You have given me inspiration to tackle a few chores that needed to be done, but didn’t know where to begin. Thanks again! :)

  6. Doreen says:

    Thanks for such a great tutorial on making drop cloth slip covers. After viewing your videos, I completed two recliner slip covers and a couch cover. They turned out really nice, except the fraying. I have already washed them numerous times and the fraying is getting worse each time. After washing them, I have to cut so many threads. I plan on making another set, but besides using a serger, what can I do to stop the fraying? Have you ever heard of using modge podge on the edges or should I use the zig zag stitch. After the piping is done the sewing gets pretty thick. I am using an old Singer sewing machine. Any help on stopping the fraying would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  7. Sharon says:

    There are a lot of different kinds of canvas drop cloths and different prices. What did some of you use? Also, did you use upholstery thread?


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