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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.

Designing a Budget-Friendly Slipcover for a Bargain Bergere Chair

French Chair Exposed Wood Detail

I got lucky. I found this Bergère French chair at my local ReStore and paid only $50!!

Now, my mind is whirling with slipcover design ideas. As with any slipcover project, there are a lot of decisions to make about fit, fabric, function and cost.

And, then there is the million dollar design question: should I cover the wood or expose it?

In today’s post, I share the first steps in designing a budget-friendly slipcover for my bargain Bergère.

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10 Simple Ottoman Slipcover Ideas for DIY Decorators

Striped canvas ottoman slipcover.I have a fun post for you today. It’s all about design inspiration for ottoman slipcovers.

I share 10 simple styles made by DIY decorators, homemakers and product makers. Each one captures a unique look and feel.

I’m certain these designs will spark a lot of ideas for your own ottoman project. You’ll even find a few tutorials in the mix.  Enjoy!  Continue reading

20 Tips for Slipcover Success

The Slipcover Maker Stripe Armchair

Armchair slipcover in Toulouse Onyx Stripe by The Slipcover Maker

Are you making your own slipcover or hiring a pro? Either way there are several things to decide on before you begin your project to ensure best results. Here are 20 tips that will help you plan for slipcover success. Continue reading