Friday, January 17, 2014

"Get it Covered" Advanced Slipcover Guide

About 3 years ago, I came out with my "HOW TO SLIPCOVER" DVD. I have gotten many great reviews and pics back of slipcovers that you have made with the help of my DVD. It makes me so happy and proud, that so many of you have learned a new skill and some have started businesses! Really truly, it brings tears to my eyes of how proud I am of you! 

Over the years I have received  emails with questions on the harder items (telephone arms, wingbacks, when to hem a certain way, pattern matching, etc. Because of this, I decided to offer an ADVANCED GUIDE in PDF form. 

"GET IT COVERED" is 59 pages of pics and instructions. It builds on the skills you learned from my "HOW TO SLIPCOVER" DVD. I am assuming you have made at least one slipcover and are familiar with the process. Lots of what I show you are aha moments  to save you time and heartache. For example, I have figured out a way to pattern match that is amazingly simple, yet it took me 12 years and tons of slipcovers to figure it out. 

If you are interested in starting a slipcover business, make sure to check out my "WHOLE 9 YARDS"--starting and running a successful slipcover business (PDF download).

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sample page from book

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sample page from book

$55 Click to purchase-- instant download
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pair of Striped Chairs

For the past month, I have been super motivated to finish my "Get it Covered" Advanced Slipcovering Guide. I have spent numerous days taking pics and editing. Today I finished my hard edit! I'll just need to run through it one more time and then it'll be READY! I am super excited to get this available. I have been working on it, on and off for the past 9 months. It should be available by Monday! 

56 or so pages of tips and tricks on skirts, wing backs, sectionals, hemming options, curved inside back items, parson chairs, scrolled back, telephone arms, english rolled arms, arm pads, t-cushions, etc.!

Here's a sneak peak of one of the pages!

My client had these pair of chairs that were the same, but had been upholstered in different fabrics. She wanted to make them a pair again. They had tufted back cushions, that I had to remove first.


To cut off attached cushions--cut on cushion side of the seam, so you aren't left with exposed springs that you will need to patch up.

Chairs---AFTER - She wanted a second set of cushions out of the floral to mix it up at some point. We decided to keep the band out of the stripe, to tie it all in.

 This fabric was a pretty heavy denim, so I did a 1.5" blind hem on the skirt.

 I covered the back cushions and decided to keep them "pillow style" with kiss pleats instead of boxing them.

Here's another job I dropped off last month. I was pretty proud of the matching job! I debated centering the large floral on both cushions--but it was too overwhelming since the cushions were petite. Ultimately, we decided to center the large floral on the back cushion and let the print flow down to the seat.

 My client was very happy to get rid of the old hawaiian palm leaf print that was on them.

Side Note--

I just received some rug pads from The quality was great! If you need rug pads check them out! These are great for those flat weave rugs that tend to shift and slide around and don't have much substance to them. They have different thicknesses of pad.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Topstitched Couch

First off-- I am happy to tell you I have been working hard on my "Get it Covered" Advanced Slipcovering guide. I have all the pics submitted and I have started to edit! I am hoping to have it ready in the next few weeks! Now on to my post...

My client was moving into a new place and wanted a new slipcover for her couch. She got a beautiful neutral cotton with tiny specs in it. She decided to mix it up and not do piping. She wanted a waterfall skirt and topstitching.


Couch--AFTER--neutral with topstitching and waterfall skirt. I did a 1" blind hem on this skirt.

 I love the way it turned out.

Topstitching detail.


We decided to spend Christmas at the cabin this year. We spent 3 nights there and I think the kids got a years worth of tubing in. When we first arrived there was 18" of powder on our steep driveway that we trudged up with all our bags, food, and gifts. By the time we left the driveway was a slick sheet of ice from all the tubes and sleds.

As soon as we arrived the kids wrapped lights on the stairway and hung the stalkings. Our little tree stand is a cinderblock with a towel wrapped around the tree (stick).

We survived 3 nights! I wasn't sure how it was going to go. 3 nights is the longest we've stayed there at one time. 800 sq ft, no computer, no tv, no friends= a lot of family time! We played lots of card games, went on walks, sledded, and watched some movies. PERFECT.

My sister offered to do our family pics again this year! How could I say no? This is my favorite family pic ever! Everyone is truly happy! No one was fighting or crying….This was taken just off the running path that I run a few times a week. I can't believe how tall our boys have gotten! I think this will be the last year they are all shorter than me.

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