Slip Cover Sewing For Dummies...

I'm sure by these fine pictures you figured out  I can't sew.
Not a lick.
Now I can sew a seam and a ruffle
here or there
but not real stuff like slip covers.
I got this little tomato pin and I feel like a real
Seamstress...I do~
I used some freezer paper and drew out a pattern.
Then cut my fabric to size.
I betcha I even put the pins in backwards...ha!
Now I have just got to keep the family out of the chairs till I can sew them.
I would have had them finished by now but we decided to have a family day.
We headed to Slidell for their street fair.
We ended up at a neat restaurant!
Marc had boiled shrimp..
Madison had boiled crawfish...
and I had a child fish plate....Yum!
I'm off to sew now before someone get's a surprise where the sun dont shine~
XOXO Susie~


  1. I have been wanting to make a slipcover and with your pictures it looks so easy. Thanks for posting this... It was like you did it just for me... :O)

  2. I can only sew a straight line and want to make slipcovers also. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. OK, I do sew and I've made many slipcovers and I just want to say you did it perfectly!! It's going to be lovely.

    Once you finish these and see how cute they are you will be addicted!

    Nice job.

  4. now susie! that looks perfect! i too cannot sew and i dont think i can do what you just did! but you know, i might give it a try! cant wait to see them completed! xo

  5. Thank you ~ I've wanted to know how to make slipcovers for my chairs. I can't wait to see how they look when you're finished.


  6. It looks like you are doing a great job on your slipcovers. I am so proud of you for tackling that. Glad you had a nice weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

  7. I've been waiting too!! got me a cheapo sewing machine and the dropcloths and the pins but was too afraid to try. Maybe I need a tomato to muster up the courage.

  8. I can't wait to see how they turn out! I bought a sewing machine off of craigslist and have done small projects like pillows with invisible zippers (that was a stretch and they turn out well) and other small gift items.

    I hope to make some slipcovers sometime soon. You know I actually saw some ladies who slipcovered old, ugly ottomans and coffee tables, instead of recovering, it gave the tables a new look.

  9. It looks like you got it to me! I can sew and have made several slipcover but I don't enjoy it. Smaller ones yes, but loveseats....well, let's just say I won't try it again. I can't wait to see how yours turn out. Come for a visit.

  10. Well, Dear little Susieness, I believe you're doing a superb job on your slipcovers! I haven't made a slipcover and am so impressed! I can sew but slipcovers scare me! You're just amazing Dear One!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. I have a feeling that your slipcovers are going to come out just perfect and pretty too.

    Be sure and show us the finished product.


  12. Oh my goodness Susie that's to funny! Wouldn't want get a pin or two stuck in me either OUCH!! I just picked up a couple new chairs for my Lil Red's room redo so I might be giving this a try myself soon! ;)

  13. Yay Susie! You gave it a go. Looks good from here. They are going to look lovley when you sew them up.

  14. I wish I could do this! I love the slipcover and can't wait to see if finished.

  15. looking forward to seeing the end result. I love the way these slipcovered chairs look, but we don't have a formal dining room, and my kids still make too much mess for me to slipcover the chairs at our kitchen table ;)

  16. wow, looks professional so far, can't wait to see!

  17. Susie, I don't think I would attempt these...not with my total lack of sewing skills. It took me 3hours to sew a simple pillow.I am looking forward to seeing how the slipcovers turn out.

  18. Can't wait to see them! I do sew and so far...looks great to me. ;) I am sure they will be beautiful and before you know it...slipcovers everywhere! lol


  19. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have some dining room chairs just like yours that I was thinking of making slipcovers for, but was too scared to attempt,(even though I sew all the time)! But now, you've inspired me! I can't wait to see how yours turn out. You are so sweet and talented, and I really enjoy reading your blog!

  20. Susie...I had a dream about you last night. Quite interesting! You will have to call me to find out what it was about! :)

  21. Ah! You make this look so doable. . . I can't wait to see them finished.

    Where there's a will, there's a way.

  22. I have a chair I'm dying to try to slipcover but I'm scared to death I'll mess it up....maybe after seeing your chairs I'll give it a try.


  23. 'Sew' far, 'sew' good my friend! I can't really sew either but I do it all the time. :)
    Happy Monday.

  24. I can't wait to see them "sewn"~~

    I can't sew either and have no patience whatsoever which can make for some really interesting conversations between me and the sewing machine!!

    This looks like a professional seamstress did it!! I am so impressed!

    Lou Cinda :)

  25. Looks to me like you know what you are doing. Looking forward to seeing them finished! Yay for you!

  26. YAY! Great job! Can I ask how much yardage of fabric you used for one of the chairs? I want to make slipcovers for our chairs and I'm just not sure how much fabric I need...

    Thanks for sharing!!

  27. I was JUST thinking about making some slip covers!!!! You know Susie, the way you put things together you'd think you had been sewing forever! You are a pro!
    I've always said and will say it again...If someone can sew a straight line (even a little crooked line) they can sew anything!
    Keep up the good work!


  28. Oh made this seem so easy...I just "might" be able to do if I can just concentrate on one thing, LOL!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

    {{Big Hugs}}


  29. They are looking good so far! I really need to learn to sew...

  30. Susie~ You amaze me! I may just have to try the slip cover idea. I recovered a chair (thanks to--believe it or not -- a hot glue gun and a tiny bit of sewing)
    LOVE to hear what you think - check it out)
    and after looking at the covers you made, I may just be able to make my yuck dining room chairs look FABULOUS! thanks for inspiring!

  31. Ok hilarious- If you only new how many chairs we have had around our home like that, i start them have them all pinned and then something comes up or time gets away or i start to realize the kids have had cereal for bkfst and lunch and maybe snack not sure- so i stop.. But you have inspired me to try the slip cover thing again. i can do the other but slip covers not so much..
    LOVE your Blog Karryann

  32. Susie, it looks like you got it going on girl..but then I'm not a seamstress either but it sure looks fab to me :) Happy sewing :)

  33. Looking good so far. Can't wait to see the final results. Makes me want to give it a try!

  34. Susie,
    I can't wait to see the finished slipcover! They are such an easy transformation for a chair and by the looks of can sew!

  35. i don't really sew either. but i really want to do slipcovers. and you make it look so easy.

    how much fabric did each chair need?

    also, what is freezer paper?

    see, obviously, I REALLY DO NOT SEW.

    thanks for this post!

  36. They came out great! I wonder if I can tackle slipcovers...Someday I shall have to try lol..

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