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?

by SlipAm on September 9, 2015

What’s the difference between ready-made, fitted and custom-tailored?

slipcover for a sofaSlipcovers 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 look of the item from season to season.

Slipcovers are great with cats and dogs

Ready-made slipcovers more-or-less fit a kind of furniture piece (a sofa, for example) and don’t exactly fit any particular piece. They are usually elasticized to hold themselves in place.

Fitted slipcovers (sometimes called “custom-fitted” or “made-to-measure”) are cut to measurements provided by the customer to the workroom. They are designed to fit a specific piece of furniture. The fit depends on the accuracy of measurements by the customer, the appropriateness of the selection of the fabric by the customer and the experience and quality of the workroom.

Custom-tailored slipcovers are cut in your home, on your furniture by an experience “cutter.” The cutter can tell you before he cuts it if the material you’ve chosen will work well for the furniture or if there may be any problems in fitting your particular piece. He can also suggest alternatives, if there are problems.

Slipcovered side chair

Once it is sewn, the cutter brings the slipcover back to your home to fit it and see if any adjustments are necessary. The final result looks like original upholstery — without the cost of re upholstery.

Contact Karen Erickson click here or email, or text at 425-321-4229 to schedule your Slipcover job before the holidays!


The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers, Pillows, and Bedding

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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

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

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Slipcover by Norma Haas

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

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Listen to 2011 Slipcover Design Contest Winner

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

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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

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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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Look What We Did at Slipcover Summit 2011

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Announcing the Rachel’s Stitches Website!

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Check out photos of projects and sketches of the many products they offer, and stop by the Project Stories page to see examples of their solutions to your everyday home decor dilemmas. From slipcovers to curtains and table runners to pillows, let Rachel’s Stitches transform your vision of your home into a warm and inviting […]

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The First Slipcover

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  The first slipcover I made for a designer, I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing!  I loved the result and soon realized I neededto be quicker at what I did. So, I took classes from everyone and soon learned there were many methods of making slipcovers, that would not only help […]

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Shop Slipcover America Store – Sewing Gift Ideas

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Shop Slipcover America Store click here Slipcover Like a Pro DVD 59 min $40 Join Karen Erickson, national slipcover teacher and professional slipcover business owner, as she shows you how to make a slipcover with her unique time saving method in 59 minutes. You will love how easy it is to make a slipcover for […]

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Slipcovers for the Holidays

November 25, 2011

Make seasonal change for the Holidays A simple slipcover just on the top section of your dining room chairs should do it. These chairs were very bulky looking but with a simple boxed slipcover with a D in the middle made the difference. Thanks to Anna’s Custom Designs

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