The Sewer’s Toolbox: Presser Feet & Needles

by SlipAm on October 7, 2015

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2015 Slipcover Retreat in Everett, Washington

by SlipAm on September 10, 2015

continuous_biasSLIPCOVER RETREAT
October 29 – November 1, 2015

This retreat is totally devoted to the art and profession of making slipcovers for furniture. Join us for a few days in October to expand your horizons, to network and grow.

2015 Slipcover Retreat
Number of participants is limited. This gives each participant the opportunity to experience hands on (if the class is hands-on) and to be up close. Participant will work on a slipcover and also take home samples. (Only 6 in a class).

The 2015 Slipcover Retreat is in Everett, Washington at Grow Washington.

Slipcover Retreat will be held in the Washington Sewing Classes in the Grow Washington building.

click here to find out more about the Slipcover Retreat and how to get registered.


What Are Slipcovers?

September 9, 2015

What’s the difference between ready-made, fitted and custom-tailored? Slipcovers are designed to fit over upholstered furniture such as sofas, loveseats, parson’s chairs, arm chairs, and more. You can literally “slip” them onto a piece of furniture — whether you want to cover up the old upholstery without having to reupholster or want to change the […]

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The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers, Pillows, and Bedding

September 7, 2015

Learn how to make slipcovers to fit all different styles of furniture with The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers, Pillows, and Bedding. From making simple seat cushions for wooden chairs to complicated covers for sleeper sofas, this comprehensive, how-to reference covers all the options and teaches all the essential skills. Authors Karen Erickson and Carol […]

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2013 Slipcover Design Contest Starts Feb 20th

February 19, 2013

Slipcover Design Contest begins Feb 20th. All entries need to be to Angie Knowles by June 1st. Why not enter that wonderful slipcover that you made for a client, or one or you own, into the Slipcover Design Contest? Voting will be done online and at Camp Slipcover (Slipcover Summit) this year being held at […]

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Slipcover Like a Pro – 1 Day Class – Nov 30th

November 7, 2012

Slipcover Like a Pro – 1 Day Class will be November 30th, 2012 in Everett, WA. Great class for beginners or for professionals who have been making slipcovers but would like to learn the secrets to  improve fit of a slipcover for furniture. LEARN TIPS AND TRICKS using Karen’s quick and easy method of draping, […]

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Slipcover by Norma Haas

November 2, 2012

I was visiting Norma’s website just had to share this with everyone.  

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Slipcover Classes Now Online at HFU Sewing Online

October 29, 2012

Slipcover Tips, Techniques and Online classes are available at HFU Sewing Online All about making easy slipcovers, our slipcover professionals offer different methods of making custom fitted slipcovers for your furniture. click here for tips and techniques click here to sign up for a class today

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3 Days at Vogue Fabric Store – Oct 24 – 26th

October 11, 2012

Slipcover Like a Pro – Is it time to revive your furniture with a slipcover? The class includes easy methods to make continuous bias for welt cord, stitching in the ditch method, plus tricks for make the slipcover stay in place and fit like a glove. Bring a photo of the furniture you plan to […]

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Just Chairs

September 20, 2012

  I found this really cool blog about chairs. I just love it!

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Learn to Slipcover Like a Pro – Oct 19th Irvine, CA

September 17, 2012

Learn to Slipcover Like a Pro ! This very popular class will give you the knowledge and confidence to revive your tired furniture with professional looking results. The class includes easy methods to make continuous bias for welt cord, stitching in the ditch method, plus tricks for making the slipcover stay in place and fit […]

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2012 Slipcover Network Pricing Summary is Ready

May 21, 2012

2012 Slipcover Network Pricing Summary is ready for purchase. The Pricing Summary consists of 6 pages this year: Intro page Pricing Totals for Your Region North America Totals Plus a recap of who answered the Survey. If you would be so kind as to refer those you know to purchase the 2012 Slipcover Pricing Summary […]

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Business of Sewing Slipcovers

May 17, 2012

Meet Kim Newell of Kim’s Uphostery Shop , Judith Ellis of JCE Sews 4U and Terese Bennett of  Cozy Cottage,  whom all own their own sewing businesses. click here to listen in on the interview. Let’s find out how they started their businesses, and why they started making slipcovers for furniture. Each will be […]

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Listen to 2011 Slipcover Design Contest Winner

April 30, 2012

Another Home Fashions U Blog Talk Radio Interview! Listen to the Slipcover Design Contest Winner of 2011. Join Jeanne and others in submitting your Slipcovers for the Contest. Deadline is June 1! Sign up for classes NOW as spaces are limited!

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Therese Davis – Fabrications-Studio with Home Fashions U Blog Talk Radio

April 28, 2012

Fabrications Studio home based business focuses on custom slipcovers for clients in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs. Therese is a 2008 Slipcover Design 1st Place Winner, has attended the Slipcover Summit in 2009 and will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit in Hickory, NC June 27 – 29, in 2012. Listen to the Interview on Home […]

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Slipcover Professionals – Take the Pricing Survey

March 15, 2012

It’s time to update our bi-annual Slipcover Pricing Summary which is recognized as the most comprehensive pricing guide in the soft furnishings industry.  Although some categories are specific to slipcovers, many relate to all aspects of interior fabrication. The Survey includes national, regional, and Canadian pricing.  We collect pricing information from survey. All participants will […]

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Slipcovers and Home Decor in Lakeland, Fl – Feb 22-25th

February 17, 2012

Home Fashions U will be in Lakeland Florida, at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo,  teaching classes about Slipcovering furniture and ways to update your home. All sorts of quick tips, to make it easy.  Karen and Angie have years of experience in the Home Decor Industry sewing for their own customers. Looking forward in […]

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Slipcover Design Contest Begins February 20, 2012

February 16, 2012

Showcase your creative hidden talents in the Slipcover Design Contest 2012. Votes will be cast during Slipcover Summit 2012 both at the Summit in Hickory, North Carolina and via the Slipcover Network blog. Contestants may submit up to 3 completed slipcovers for the contest. Read more Entries was must be postmarked no later than […]

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Linda Meeks – Completes Level 2 – Slipcover Professional Certification

January 25, 2012

Linda Meeks of has completed the Level 2 – Intermediate – to move onto the Master Level of the Slipcover Professional Certification offered through This 3 Level “proficiency program” will help to make certain, a professional is running their business in a timely fashion, from basic office management, advertising, marketing to actually cutting […]

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Be Inspired By an Amazing Quilter – Diane Rose

January 21, 2012

Vision-impaired with glaucoma all her life, Rose became blind as a result of an accident in 1984, a mere four days before she was to undergo a cornea transplant. click here to watch the YOUTUBE But not only has that condition not slowed her down, Rose has used it to serve as a means to […]

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