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 thing.a.ma.bob 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~


36 comments:

  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)

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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.

    Jo

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.
    karen

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  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 ;)

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  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.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  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! ;)

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

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

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  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 ;)

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

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  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.

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  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

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  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!

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  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! :)

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  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.

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  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.

    Judy

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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!!

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  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!

    Robin~♥

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

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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

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  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)
    http://decorating123.blogspot.com/2010/04/isnt-she-lovely.html
    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!
    Jacki

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  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

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  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 :)
    hugs
    Melly

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

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  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 things...girl...you can sew!

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  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!

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

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