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About slipcovermaker

I'm Karen, The Slipcover Maker. I make custom slipcovers inspired by casual, comfy living spaces and natural fabrics.

Back Cushion Slipcover Designs + Sewing Tutorials

Cushion Designs for Slipcovers

Do you want to make your own back cushion covers? Get familiar with the shape,  construction and seam finish BEFORE you tackle your project. It will make your prep and production go so much smoother.

In this post, I break down the most common types of loose and attached back cushion designs. I also include links to a few sewing tutorials that will equip you with the basics. Enjoy! Continue reading

My Tiny Slipcover Workroom + Tips for Flourishing in a Small Space

Slipcover Fabric Inspiration Board

Cheers everyone, happy new year! It sure feels good to turn the page to 2021, doesn’t it? I’m ready to reorganize, reinvent and renew!

If you’re feeling the same way, today’s post just might inspire a new beginning for you. Especially if you’ve been mulling over the idea of starting a slipcover business, or other sewing service from your home but don’t think you have enough room.

Come take a tour of my little workroom and see for yourself how it’s possible to flourish in such a small space. 

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Best Fabric Weights for Washable Slipcovers

There are many things to consider when choosing fabric but weight is numero uno. Why? Because it dictates the look, feel, and function of your washable slipcover. 

How do you figure out which weight is best for your project? 

In today’s post, I share a simple guide to help you match fabric weight with the end use of your slipcover. This is key! Continue reading