A little over a year ago I made a five-part video slipcover tutorial series. 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 levels of sewing ability who used this series to make their very first slipcover. Some were even sewing for the very first time.
Being able to sew a slipcover is one of the best skills to learn when it comes to buying (or accepting free) used upholstered furniture. Upholstery can be dated and stained, but the shape of the piece is beautiful and the overall bones and condition are still useable. A slipcover can give it a new look while addressing those issues. Slipcovers can also extend the life of a nice piece and tie mismatched pieces together with coordinating fabric. And, best of all, they are washable, making them ideal for busy families with kids and pets.
Since these videos been so popular, I thought it was time to put the slipcover tutorial series in one post, so it’s easy to find, easy to share, and easy to use as a resource.
Here are all of the links to the posts with tips and videos in the slipcover tutorial series…
You can find a tutorial for making slipcovers for a parsons-style chair HERE.
While I have worked with dropcloths many times in the past, there are other fabrics that I prefer for slipcovers these days. A couple of my favorites are antique hemp sheets or THIS inexpensive linen (4C22 weight).
If you’re tempted to paint upholstery, you can read my thoughts about that in THIS POST.
You don’t have to be intimidated by the thought of making a slipcover any longer! This slipcover tutorial series is easy to follow and has helped thousands of people make their first slipcover successfully. You can do it!
If you found this helpful, you can check out my other sewing-related posts HERE.