Wednesday, March 22, 2006

There was a discussion some time ago about slips for leather furniture. The feeling was that they would be difficult because customers generally prefer you not pin into the leather.

Well... how about using small (and I mean really, really small) pony clamps to temporarily hold fabric together so you can pin the seam? That way, you can avoid pinning into the leather.

Can anyone picture what I'm talking about?


K from WA said...

what is a pony clamp?

Is it something that is worn in the hair?

K in WA

Dede in Mass said...

Sorry, Karen - I tried to link to a photo, but it didn't work. Here's one, but you'll have to cut n' paste:

They come in various sizes, some very small (which is what I had in mind). They are readily available at Home Depot, etc.

Shirley Hendry Walsh said...

as long as it doesn't harm the leather, you are okay.

I think the issue for me would be that the customer understand, accept and fully anticipate the cover will slip around more.

Dede in Mass said...

Thanks, Shirley. Will report if I ever get a chance to try this out. :)