$4.00 Chair + White Cotton Twill =

Marian ParsonsSewing, Tutorials67 Comments

I absolutely love being able to make slipcovers.  If you don’t detest sewing, you really should try your hand at making one.  When we purchased our house 3 1/2 years ago, we were moving from 1010 square feet to about 2500.  We needed furniture, but buying new was not in the budget…nor is that my style.  So, we started hitting … Read More

Half Canopy Tutorial

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Sewing, Tutorials32 Comments

I have received a huge response from my half canopy, so I am following up with a tutorial.  I try to keep all of my posts from being too wordy, but this one will be the exception.  Now, I did not take pictures while sewing, but I’ve included a drawing and I’ll talk you through it.  The sewing part of … Read More

Slipcovered Ottoman

Marian ParsonsSewing, Tutorials38 Comments

I love ottomans. They are so versatile. They can be a foot stool, coffee table, side table, and you can slide them under another table to pull out when you need some extra seating. They are the ultimate multi-taskers when it comes to furniture and they are easy to slipcover. I purchased this one at a yard sale for $4.00. … Read More

Slipcovered Chair Reveal!

Marian ParsonsSewing, Tutorials41 Comments

Well, despite having the flu, I finally got well enough to finish this chair that I started to slipcover last week. Here’s how it started. It was a leftover from an auction, so it was free. Can you believe that no one would even pay $1.00 for this? I mean, it’s dated, but it’s sturdy and the upholstery was in … Read More

How to Sew Custom Piping

Marian ParsonsSewing, Tutorials5 Comments

First of all, I have been featured with some other fabulous furniture makeovers on The DIY Show Off, so make sure you check it out! I have had several questions about how I make my slipcovers & pillows, so I thought I would share some sewing tutorials. I am a self- and book-taught seamstress, so I am not a sewing … Read More

Slipcovering a Chair

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Sewing, Tutorials33 Comments

I bought this pair of french styled chairs at an auction a few weeks ago. (Only one is pictured, but they are a matching pair.) I was in love with the lines, the style, the down seat cushion…not the fabric so much, but that can be remedied. Those chairs were coming home with me and I kept raising the amount … Read More