Thursday, December 30, 2010

Do you design and sew Slipcovers for Furniture? Start the New Year right. http://ping.fm/AFhMc

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We are pleased to announce the 2011 Slipcover Design Calendar is ready for order. Not only is there a 2011 Calendar of Design Winners and entries from 2009 and 2010, but note and/or postcards that can be used to promote slipcovers as an add on to your business.

Slipcover Network products help to support the education and teaching of slipcovering for furniture with the proceeds to the Slipcover Summit Scholarship Fund of one Scholar awardee to the 2011 Slipcover Summit in Pittsburgh, PA. June 22-24th. http://ping.fm/sPXTI

www.slipcoversummit.com

Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Slipcover Network Calendar is Ready to ORDER

Slipcover Network products help to support the education and teaching of slipcovering for furniture with the proceeds supporting the Scholarship Fund of 1 Scholar in 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA.

click the link to order yours today http://www.cafepress.com/SlipcoverNetwrk

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Slipcovers in Johnston, RI

Dear Karen,

I took your slipcover class at the Worcester Expo this spring. I learned a great deal, and I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you I had brought a picture of an armchair that presented several problems, and you gave me advice. Based on what I learned in the class, I have completed the slipcover.

My husband does not like a "saggy" look, so I made it very fitted with snap tape along one rear side. Also, the cushion is attached, so I did as you suggested and made it look like a separate piece with welting (which I also made per your directions!)

Here are the before and after pictures, and a picture of it in the bedroom. I had previously made the canopy. After I took these pictures, I bought an accent fabric and made some pillows for the chair and the bed, and finished trimming the canopy with fringe. It is now the nicest bedroom I have ever had.

Naomi G. Lipsky
Johnston, RI

Monday, November 15, 2010

1st Slipcover for a Wing Chair

Thank you Karen for making the DVD on Tips for Slipcovering Wing Back Chairs!!



I'm so please with how it turned out... and I owe it to you for showing the way!!!!!

With much gratitude,
Michelle Warin Designs
Pella, IA

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Slipcover for a Recliner by Linda Perry Meeks







"The bottom part with buttons has a velcro loop strip that folds over and is fastened to velcro loop that I stapled on the back of footrest. The smaller part of the footrest that comes out is just a little cover that wraps around and velcros back onto itself. The rest of the cover (including the faux cushion) is all one piece."

Linda's website can be found at
http://www.pencil-me-in.com/Welcome.html

Also can see them on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1588096615730&set=o.30763473594

Happy with Slipcover Chair

Last year at the Original Quilt and Sewing in Minnesota, MN I attended your slipcover class (2 days) and really enjoyed it. My mother-in-law offered up a chair for me to try and work some magic – it took some time but we were both happy with the end result.

Thank you... Leanne Kelly

before


after


Here is the link to the 2010 MN show
http://www.sewingexpo.com/MinneapolisMN.aspx

Saturday, October 30, 2010

1st Slipcover Before and After






Karen, Thanks for the help with my first slipcover. I am enclosing the before and after pictures. Pat Kirk

Slipcover Success on a Budget













We do not have before photos of the sofa.

We remembered that we wanted to take "before" pictures after the cushions were already in their covers. At that point, we didn't want to undo them.

I can describe it though. It's from the 80's. It has wide green and white stripes. The scrolls are gathered with a button in the center. It has no legs. The sides go to the floor. The front apron doesn't hit the floor. It's filthy. My girlfriend always had it covered with one of those tie-on slipcovers.


This fabric from craigslist was 54 yards plus three pillows with inserts (one of them feather) for $74. It wasn't a perfect choice, but her husband has been unemployed for almost two years and they needed an inexpensive sprucing up.


Jill Cuff

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christy San George Statz Slipcovers

I meet Chrisy in Kansas. Look at these slipcovers!































































Friday, September 24, 2010

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It takes a few minutes to set up and then you are off and running. Your post, will now be generated in all of your social media networks with one click of the mouse.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Norma Haas Slipcover Scholarship Awardee


Norma Haas was the Slipcover Scholarship Awardee to the Slipcover Summit in Nashville. Read her review of the Slipcover Summit and more in the Summer edition of the Slipcover Press. click here

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dian Garbarini of Drapery Pro


Home Fashions U Blog Talk Radio today with Dian Garbarini of Drapery Pro http://ping.fm/mKerv

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finally connecting all my post with Ping.fm. Thanks Claudia

Friday, June 25, 2010

And the Winners for 2010 Slipcover Design Contest are...

1st Place Design Contestant N


Emily Jane Creations Roebuck, SC

http://theslipcovernetworkforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/slipcover-design-contestant-n.html

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2nd Place - Design Contestant A


Lisa Moore of Sew Classic Glendale, AZ

http://theslipcovernetworkforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/slipcover-design-contestant.html

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3rd Placed Design Contestant O


Amy Johnston Ligonier, PA

http://theslipcovernetworkforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/slipcover-design-contestant-o.html

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HONORABLE MENTION

Design Contestant J


http://theslipcovernetworkforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/slipcover-design-contestant-j.html

Design Contestant D


http://theslipcovernetworkforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/slipcover-design-contestant-d.html

Slipcover Design Contestant E

Sheryl McAfee Indianapolis, IN

Friday, June 18, 2010

Get Ready to VOTE for the Best Slipcover Design 2010

Vote for the BEST Slipcover Design 2010

It is almost time for you to vote.

A couple more days!

This is a secret ballot -- PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!


Voting starts on June 21st and ends June 25th at 9:00 am.


To cast your ballot, please submit your top choices.


A through R are the Contestants. Look at them all!

1st place ___
2nd place___

3rd place ___

Send your choice to
slipcovernetwork@gmail.com.

Slipcover Design Contestant R

A total of 4 different patterns were used in the construction of this slipcover. I created a chevron design where the inside back meet the outside back.

The design on he inside arm matches where it meets the outside arm.

The slipcover does not need a zipper and it slips on and off easily. The skirt is gathered and the entire piece has self welting.

This is a secret ballot -- PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!

Voting starts on June 21st and ends June 25th at 9am.

To cast your ballot, please submit your top choices.

___1st Place
___ 2nd place
___ 3rd Place

Send your choice to
slipcovernetwork@gmail.com

Slipcover Design Contestant Q

This client purchased a pair of these at an estate sale. The arm fronts were quite tattered with the stuffing showing through. We chose a suitable fabric for the chairs to “live” on her covered patio but still give a light air to her outdoor room.

I delivered the slipcovers (yes, it was a pair) and surprise- she forgot to mention that she wanted box pleating on the front sides. She claimed it was shown in the picture but not the picture I had!

So the solution (other than starting nearly all over) was to replace the front from the edge of the deck on down. The pleating is not a standard depth as there was nothing to attach the outside pleat to other than hand tack it to the side itself. I was concerned that it would pull on the side and pucker if it were any deeper. The client is now a happy camper.



This is a secret ballot -- PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!

Voting starts on June 21st and ends June 25th at 9am.

To cast your ballot, please submit your top choices.

___1st Place
___ 2nd place
___ 3rd Place

Send your choice to slipcovernetwork@gmail.com


Slipcover Design Contestant P
















These two chairs suffered terribly at the claws of 3 cats.




















The owners wanted to try slipcovers but wanted an upholstered look.















We used a tightly woven jacquard/chenille fabric with a lot of body to get a tight fit.
















The fabric is Fabricut Embassy Suites in Raspberry Sparkle and Kiwi.


This is a secret ballot -- PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!

Voting starts on June 21st and ends June 25th at 9am.

To cast your ballot, please submit your top choices.

___1st Place
___ 2nd place
___ 3rd Place

Send your choice to slipcovernetwork@gmail.com


Slipcover Design Contestant O















The fabric is lightweight and easily stretch over the furniture.



















I used small darts so that the furniture shape is hugged closely by the slipcover.

















The bottom is finished with hook and loop pulled tightly under the furniture.












This is a secret ballot -- PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!

Voting starts on June 21st and ends June 25th at 9am.

To cast your ballot, please submit your top choices.

___1st Place
___ 2nd place
___ 3rd Place

Send your choice to slipcovernetwork@gmail.com