Sofa Slipcover Copy in Silk
An old slipcover that has its original fit still in tack is my favorite to copy. It makes the best template — no fit issues. My customer’s silk cover was one of those. The fabric was worn and torn in spots but that didn’t interfere at all with making a good fitting slipcover copy.
My customer found exactly the same drapery weight silk used in the original. How lucky was that!? By using a good template and same fabric, I was able to recreate the fit, look and function (including a full lining) of the old slipcover.
When my customer received his new slip he replied: “Very impressed. Thanks for the beautiful work.” Happy customer, happy me. 🙂
Hi! I have a couch made up of large cushions on a wooden base and I need to replace the covers. I sew all my own wardrobe so I’m hoping to do this myself. When you copy a slipcover, do you unpick any of the original or do you simply make a template from the original and add seam allowances? Many thanks.
Either method works. Experiment to determine which method you like best.
Simply amazing!!! That fabric looks beautiful and I would imagine it wasn’t easy to work with. Doesn’t it ravel? Great Job Karen.
Thanks so much, Paula! Oh yes, that silk fabric tested my nerves 🙂 Slippery, pucker-y and raveled like crazy. But the slipcover template was a dream.
Wow, Karen! A triumph for sure. Aren’t you glad you tackled this, now that it’s done?
Yes, a triumph! Can’t say I want to make more silk covers but I sure learned a lot.
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