Monday, March 28, 2011

My new slipcovers

Here is a picture of the first slipcover I ever made with just having done a lot of reading on the subject. I was really proud of it and excited to enter the world of re-making my furniture on the cheap! It had plenty of problems (like I never finished the back which was okay because it is against the wall) but it was a pretty good first try for very little money.
Then I purchased Shelley Anderson's video from Custom Slipcovers by Shelley and made a bunch more slipcovers. Some for my friends and family and some just for practice. Her video is so informative and gives you really professional results in a lot less time. Here is the latest slipcover (using her techniques) for the same loveseat...

I think that the difference is remarkable. Now.. there are plenty of imperfections like some piping is a little twisted, in some places the fabric is not perfectly smooth,  etc.etc. but as these are for me and my time to work on them is limited, I am okay with it! Nevertheless, Shelley's video is invaluable for anyone trying to do this and you will be really impressed with what you can make using her techniques! Thanks Shelley!

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