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).
SLIPCOVER RETREAT IN WASHINGTON
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’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 look of the item from season to season.
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.
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 email@example.com, or text at 425-321-4229 to schedule your Slipcover job before the holidays!