Slipcovers and More Slipcovers!


Slipcovers and More Slipcovers!

Slipcovered Dining Chairs

A few weeks ago I  posted a couple of pictures of some slipcovers I finished and promised to follow-up with more.  So today I am sharing with you the largest slipcover job I have ever done.  It took me a couple of weeks to finish and deliver.  There were 11 slipcovers, several cushions, and pillows to be made.  The client brought out a few of the pieces and I picked up the rest when I delivered the first part of the job.

Before Slipcover Chair

I started with the Dining room.  I snapped a few before pictures of the chairs.  I believe the client spent some time in Texas and Mexico, so a lot of her furniture is from that area.

Before Slipcover Dining Room Chair

 She showed me a picture of the slipcover she wanted and I went to work.  We used a fabric that she ordered and had delivered.

Slipcovered Dining Chairs

For the details, she requested a flange trim instead of the standard cording and she wanted a short skirt.

Slipcovered Dining Chairs

So this job had a lot of firsts for me.  I had never done a flange edge before, and I had also never done dining room chairs, and where you had cut outs around posts.

Slipcovered Dining Chairs

But she was pleased with how they came out.

Before Slipcover Dining Room Arm Chair

There were 2 arm chairs also.

Slipcovered Arm Chair with ties and skirt

Which had to have back ties, which again I had never done before!

Slipcovered Arm Chair with Ties and skirt

She also had me make a couple of  Lumbar pillows to go with them.

Pillow with Flange Edge and inset trim

Pillow with Flange Edge and inset trim

Now on to the Living Room.

Before Slipcover upholstered Chair

I had 2 of these chairs and an ottoman.

Before Slipcover upholstered Ottoman

These were also fun to do.  Earlier I had posted a picture  on Facebook, pin fitting one of the chairs.

Reverse pin fitting slipcover technique

So here is how they turned out.

Slipcovered Chairs and Ottoman

More Flange edging!

Slipcovered Chair with Flange trim

Slipcovered Chair with Flange trim

She also had me make a new cushion for this bench!

Cushion with Flange Trim

Up to the upstairs Bedroom we go!  These slipcovers were also new to me, I have never done a slipcover where the wood had to show, so I did a lot of research to figure out the best way to do them and what kind of ties or tabs I wanted to hold them together.

Before Slipcover chair

Before Slipcover chair Before Slipcover chair

On this one I did reglue the cording so I had a line to work with.  The interesting part was how to get the arm covers to stay on.  I finally decided to sew them on.  The fabric I used on these were her old drapes.

Slipcovered Chair with tabs.

I decided to use smaller tabs, because the wood is so pretty and interesting.

Slipcovered Ottoman

On the ottoman I just made small ties at each leg to hold it on.

New Slipcovers

New Covered Cushions for Caneback chair

The other chair was just 2 cushions that I recovered.

Slipcovered Chair with tabs.

Slipcovered Chair with tabs.

I had another little stool that I also covered, but forgot to get a picture of it.  Client was happy and I learned a lot in this experience and won’t be as afraid to tackle this type of slipcover again.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have something needing slipcovered let me know!

P.S.  I am booked until after Christmas! 🙂

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3 Responses to “Slipcovers and More Slipcovers!”

  1. Jenni Says:

    Beautiful work! I love to see slipcover projects.

  2. Gina Says:

    Great job on all your firsts! I know that feeling and it is wonderful when it all comes out so lovely!

  3. Jessica@CapeofDreams Says:

    You did a great job! I never would have guessed that it was the first time that you did a lot of these things. I would like to make some slipcovers, but I have been afraid to take the first step.

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