Guess what? All this week I’ve been sharing how to make slipcovers – and now you can see mine all finished. It took me a total of about 25 hours of hands on work to make my slipcover and about $100 in supplies (most of which were provided by Online Fabric Store.)
Are you just joining in? You can learn how to make slipcovers – start from the beginning:
Now let’s get to some of the questions you’ve been asking this week….
How much fabric do I need for my slipcover? Well it depends on what you’re covering. The chart below from Little Green Notebook is technically for upholstery, so I would add an additional 25% or so for slip covering. My slipcover took 15 yards with very little left over (enough for a couple of pillows or so.)
My number one tip is to give yourself time. I’ve done a few slip covers, so I worked a little faster than most. Don’t pressure yourself, just go at your own pace. It’s not a race – it’s a project to enhance your home.
If there is a slipcover available that actually fits your piece of furniture (there isn’t for mine), then consider buying one. For around $200 you can buy most slip covers and it is well worth the price to not spend two weeks and $100 to make it yourself.
Looking for a piece to slip cover to save money instead of buying new? Look for detachable cushions, clean lines, and sturdy pieces. There’s nothing worse than making a slipcover for a chair that falls apart three weeks later.
If you’ve read through the entire series and still have questions, please leave them in the comments.
But, before you run off – I’m teaming up with Online Fabric Store to supply one of my readers with a $100 gift card. That’s like enough to make your own slip cover for free!!
To enter, visit Online Fabric Store and leave a comment telling me your favorite fabric!
That’s it! How easy is that?
And, if you’re ready to get started now – Online Fabric Store is giving my readers a special discount. $5 off $50 (and you get free shipping on orders over $50 – that’s a win/win.) Just use code: SHABBYCREEK5 to claim your discount. Code ends October 4th.
Giveaway ends Friday, October 4th at midnight central time. Winner will be contacted via email. US residents 18 & older only, void where prohibited.
*Online Fabric Store provided me with supplies to make this project – all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.*