Learn how to make a slipcover that truly fits your furniture and looks beautiful! Pin fitting a slipcover right side out is easy and intuitive, perfect for beginners.
In this tutorial, I share simple, step-by-step instructions that will have you making a better fitting custom cover in no time.
Over the years, I’ve practiced many different methods for making custom-fit slipcovers.
I’ve tried pinning fabric reverse side out with and without welt cord. I’ve traced off furniture with a pencil and slipcover fabric. I’ve made muslin and paper patterns. And, I’ve used the half pattern technique.
Hemp is my favorite natural fiber for home textile items. It’s versatile, comfortable and beautiful. I’ve been using hemp fabrics for years to make my own kitchen towels, napkins, roman shades, curtains, pillow covers, bedding and slipcovers.
Good quality hemp canvas, twill and herringbone have a similar look and feel to linen but I’ve found hemp has more character and it’s stronger, which makes it long wearing. It also has less give than linen.
As far as undyed colors go you can’t beat hemp’s natural hues ranging from semi-bleached creamy white to oatmeal and dark taupe.
Recently, I tested four new hemp fabrics that are ideal for washable slipcovers. If you like the look of a casual linen slipcover but want more durability, I think you will love these options. Let’s take a look. Continue reading →
Hello everyone! This winter has been a busy and creative season at my workroom. Besides making slipcovers for my customers, I’ve been hard at work finishing my new ebook, finding and testing new fabrics, discovering new techniques and tools, and improving some back end website stuff that will make your visit here more enjoyable. I have a lot to share so let’s get started! Continue reading →