Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Slipcover Workshop Nov 6-7, 2015


I'm excited to offer another slipcover workshop Nov 6-7, 2015 ! I have 15 years of slipcovering experience and would love to show you some tricks of the trade, whether you are interested in making your own slipcovers or aspire to start your own business at some point.

Workshop Testimonial
I did my first paid job for 2 chairs and ottoman for a neighbor, she loved them.  Bought a couch made for a slipcover at an outlet yesterday for our new house.  Busy sewing all weekend. Guess I'm hooked!

Thanks again for everything, it was a lot of fun!


*Nov 6 and 7th, 2015 (2 day workshop--to ensure everyone isn't rushed and has time to finish their project)

*9am-4pm both days

*Bring a chair, pre washed fabric, thread, tape measure, scissors, quilting pins, and sewing machine with zipper foot (If you are flying in from out of state, I will provide chair and fabric for you)

*Choose a simple lined chair. I wouldn't recommend a wingback for your first project. Wingbacks have a lot more seams and curves and are more time consuming.

*I"ll supply piping, zippers, and serger

*1st day--sew piping, pin fit, and sew main body

*2nd day--add skirt detail and sew box cushion.

*Class sized capped at 4 spots


$250 (Includes lunch both days)


On site at my work studio in Eagle Mountain, UT

What you will gain from this experience

-Basic slipcovering skills

-Learn how to make piping, install zipper with ease, and complete your 1st slipcover

-Skills to recover your own stuff over and over to your hearts desire

*Workshop is for beginner to intermediate sewers--you need to be familiar and comfortable with your machine and have basic sewing skills.

*Please email me to secure your spot. $250 will be due via paypal (heberj1@yahoo.com) to confirm your reservation. Non-refundable.

*Currently 3 spots left!

*Click here to read about a past workshop! Search #slipcoverworkshop on instagram to see photos from past workshops
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cream wingbacks

My client wanted to update her 90's plaid chairs to cream wingbacks. I had some cream twill on hand that worked for what she needed!IMG_4315 BEFORE---Plaid wingbacks

IMG_4325AFTER---Cream wingbacks, we kept the legs showing.

IMG_4330These finished off her room beautifully!

Side Notes-- Well it's hunting season here in Utah and my two oldest got to go this year! Love this pic Heber took of them! They are heading out again this weekend for anterless elk tags...hopefully they get something! They've been watching hunting shows since April!


My youngest is super crafty and is always trying to make something out of anything else we own. He was set on making a knife blade and needed some steel--he asked if he could have the table saw blade! That was a definite NO! He settled on an old piece of skateboard rail that was kicking around. He's been filing this thing for days!12043111_10207822759867395_478087060166646722_n
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

White linen chaise lounge

My client wanted a white linen chaise lounge, so she picked up this dated worn contemporary piece and about 14 yds white linen. IMG_4812Chaise--BEFORE- pilled fabric IMG_4816 Chaise--AFTER! Tall skirt and ties on the arms. She wanted a "rustic farmhouse" look. I also made her some tie closure pillows to go along with it. IMG_4818 Arm detail IMG_4820

I loved her style and all her pretty stuff! IMG_4814Finishes off the room for sure and will most likely be the new favorite seat in the house!

SIDE NOTES--HOLY smokes! Summer is over and I can refocus on work and making dinner! To see my summer adventures---check out my instagram account! @slipcovershelley

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Navy/Oatmeal chair

My client decided she wanted to switch it up and have a navy/oatmeal chair. She found this great fabric from www.fabric.com. It washed beautifully! click  HERE to see BEFORE pic.

IMG_4371After! Lots of matching! She had some extra fabric, so instead of making pillows she thought arm pads would be best to keep the chair looking good. I provide some great, painless MATCHING TIPs in my Advanced Slipcover Guide. It's an instant download! Use Promo code FALL to receive 20% off!

IMG_4372I really wanted the arm pads to match up as well!


SIDE NOTES! My summer in a nutshell!11036298_10207164853740153_7497275904053024283_n

My boys are always creating something! I LOVE IT! To see more of their projects search instagram #hebersboys or click here
11866402_10207442727646827_3662972263624699715_nHeber and I celebrated our 18yr anniversary!

11895981_10207517452314897_4529477657488302957_n We took our first family backpacking trip! One mile, one night in the Unitas (Lake Ruth).

IMG_4880My oldest son is running cross country and had practices EVERY day of the summer---which meant lots of carpooling! At last weeks meet, he took 31st place out of 256 varsity boys! So worth all the carpooling to see him push himself and run hard. He average 5:30/mile for 2.9miles! So proud of him!

10999443_10207299992358534_2729427318141832675_nI helped plan our family reunion! We had it on the Oregon Coast this year, which was AMAZING! These are all my siblings! 6 kids and 21 grandkids, it was quite the party! Talent shows, dance parties, fishing, hot tubbing, hiking, paddle boarding, etc! My sister surprised us at the talent show with these bobble heads from an old family picture--her whole family had them on and danced to YMCA--It was the funniest thing I've ever seen!Photobucket Photobucket get it covered photo coveredbutton.jpg the whole 9 yards photo whole9yards.jpg

How to Slipcover DVD sale

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I came out with my  How to Slipcover DVD  5 years ago! At the time I debated on how many DVD's I wanted to have made. Ultimately I decided on having 1,000 DVD's made. When I asked Heber how many he thought I ordered he said 300, and I told him 1,000 and we both laughed! I remember thinking--this could be a lifetime supply!

Guess what?! Last week I was down to 5 DVD's left! I placed another order and just picked up 1,000 more. So in celebration and appreciation to all my followers, I've created a 30% off discount code APPRECIATION for anyone that still doesn't have my DVD yet! This is the largest discount I've ever created for any of my tutorials.

I am so grateful to have the job I have! I love transforming  old pieces into something amazing, to work with beautiful fabrics, to work with fun clients that have the same passion for decorating, to have a flexible schedule with my family and kids. I truly do love what I do, and nothing makes me more happy than when I get testimonials on my DVD and you tell me you've started up a little business of your own and how it's blessed your family!

The holidays are coming and now would be a great time, to transform your space and freshen it up with some new slipcovers! Click below to purchase! ($31.50 plus $3.50 shipping with promo code APPRECIATION)

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OHHH--- and as a bonus, just because I want everyones house to look awesome for the holidays...APPRECIATION promo code will also take 30% off  our Styling Cents Ebook--How to reuse, repurpose, and revive your space Click below to purchase ($10.50 with promo code APPRECIATION)


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blue pinstripe loveseat

My client wanted a blue pinstripe loveseat in her daughters room. She had an old pink loveseat that had been in storage, so she decided to update it.

IMG_4274 Pink loveseat--BEFORE---I removed the skirt to expose the darling legs.

IMG_4278 Loveseat--AFTER---blue pinstripe with a 2.5" pleat ruffle along the base

IMG_4288 Since the loveseat was a kidney shape with curves along the front, I installed some velcro to help the slipcover hug to those inside curves.


I made a few pillows to go with it as well.

Her daughters room is darling with  a built in bunkbed and loft--lucky girl! Love that chandelier as well!

Side Notes--Need your furniture slipcovered before the holidays? Contact me ASAP to get yardage/labor quotes.

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