Slipcover America & Karen Erickson

Slipcover America has 3 Objectives:

1) Educate the public! Don’t throw it away but recycle, or reuse via slipcovering or re- upholstering. Karencontinues to teach workshops, seminars (do it yourself  DIY)  writing articles, DVD’s and Online Classes.

2) Maintain, and facilitate the Slipcover Network, which offers: a “directory of slipcover professionals” to the consumer; is a support system to professionals in the slipcover industry; facilitates the Slipcover Summit an Annual Slipcover Retreat in various regions of the country;  is editor of the Slipcover Press a quarterly publication 0f the Slipcover Network.

karen erickson teaching

1 Day Slipcover Class

3) Design and fabricate slipcovers from natural organic fabric for customers “ONSITE” in customers homes throughout the country with a unique time saving techniques. Plus offers solutions to those customers suffering with allergies, via organic and natural fabrics.

Serger in Friday Harbor

Uses a serger to finish slipcovers

Karen Erickson has been working in the Home Decor Interior Industry  for the past  25 years. In 1986, she started Fine Finishing by Karen as a part-time home based business designing and fabricating draperies, slipcovers and other fabric accessories. In 1998, her company became a corporation with a name change to Slipcover America, Inc.

Karen has worked with designers, decorators and retail customers throughout the United States, specializing in ON-Site fabrication (in customer’s homes). Karen instructs both in the US and Canada doing Seminars  & Workshops at fabric stores, for sewing guilds, in professional workrooms, numerous trade show and sewing groups. In January of 2007 she partnered with Claudia Buchanan of Sew What! to start