Do It Yourself Tailored Slipcovers

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DIY Tailored Slipcovers is the definitive how to slipcover book. How to slipcover lessons cover all of the basic furniture frames and the fitting techniques used to create an upholstered look. Slipcover fitting challenges are presented with the solutions that…

How To Upholster An Ottoman

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Barb set her sights on upholstering this challenging DIY project.  Here is her Q and A! I know the foam has to be drilled, what size should the holes be? Should the diameter of the buttons be the same size?…

Ikea Lack Slipcover Giveaway

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Congratulations to Kimberly H. Of S.C. You are the winner of the Ikea Slipcover! This contest is now closed. We are kicking off 2012 in style! Win this beautiful faux fur slipcover made expressly for the Ikea Lack end table.…

Sewing Machine Recommendations

Paula writes: Hi Sophia. I stumbled across your DIY blog searching for the right kind of sewing machine for someone with no experience in sewing. I have just started teaching myself to reupholster with books and the web as a…

Q and A, Slipcover Arm Re-Design

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Virginie asks: I am attempting to slipcover two upholstered club chairs with problem arms.  The arms have a seam down the center into which the upholstery fabric has been pleated to form a curve rather than making a right angle…

Q and A, Staples or Tacks?

Marie asks, I believe webbing should be applied using large ( 5/8″long) upholstery tacks, not staples, so that the webbing will be secured firmly to the frame.  Upholstery staples, even those applied with a pneumatic stapler will not  be strong…

Slipcovers, Country Style

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Decorating on a budget? Here’s proof that you can strike gold in the clearance rack too! These antique chairs are dressed up in pretty country fabrics with designer touches. Take note of polished details such as : bias binding, the…