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