Category Archives: slipcover design

How To Hem a Slipcover with Welt Cord

Fitted Slipcover with Welt Cord Hem

A welt cord hem adds such a pretty, and professional finish to a slipcover. It works great for chair and sofa slipcovers that don’t need a skirt. Does your furniture have exposed legs? A welt cord hem will help show them off.

The hem on this wingback slipcover (above) is edged with welt cord and attached to the bottom of the chair with Velcro. The Velcro helps keep the slipcover from riding up and creates a smooth, taut hem line.

I’m often asked how I get this look. In today’s post I share my tips and tricks for hemming with welt cord. Continue reading

Make Your Own Beautiful Slipper Chair Slipcover

Slipper Chair Slipcover in White Denim

White denim slipper chair cover by The Slipcover Maker

The slipper chair. You might know this little upholstered armless piece as an accent chair. I think of it as the everywhere chair.

Thanks to it’s universal design and small footprint the slipper chair has become a favorite for  extra seating in living rooms, bedrooms, reading nooks, guest rooms, hotel lobbies, waiting rooms and offices.

And, for you DIY home decorators, it’s one of the easiest chairs to update with a custom slipcover. Yes, you can make it yourself! At the bottom of this post you’ll find several helpful tutorials to get you started.

But first, let’s take a look at some slipper chair inspiration! Continue reading

Slipcover Design: How to Handle Outer Arm Seams

Slipcover Natural Denim for Armchair

An outer arm seam sits high or low on the side of the rolled arm. It runs from the front arm to the back corner seam. Some are barely noticeable while others have welt cord or decorative topstitching.

I’m frequently asked about OA seams:  Are they necessary? What is the correct placement? Why do some slipcovers have them and others don’t?

In this post I share examples of slipcovers I’ve designed with and without outer arm seams. Here’s the scoop on when, why and how I do it.  Continue reading