The slipcover on this bedroom sofa is a Waverly cotton print: "Felicity". The coordinating 20" throw pillows have 1/4" cording in an indigo damask with zipper closures. The smaller silk pillows with the tassel trim are purchased accessories.

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Comment by Marijayne Favata on September 21, 2010 at 9:55am
Great Job. you have inspired me to start on mine. Thank you
Comment by Peg Baker on August 15, 2010 at 7:21am
Hi, Joy,
With your sewing experience, I believe you'll have fun making a slipcover! Keep me (and us!) updated and let me know if you have a question. Just go for it!
Sincerely, Peg
Comment by Joy KAISER on August 14, 2010 at 7:22pm
I am 63 and have sewed since I was in the 6th grade and at times made all-- to most of the clothes for the whole family. Now with age I am more select and picky at what I want to do. I can get new chairs but............. these fit me and a bad back I think it is time to just recover or make nice slip covers. Thank you for your help.
JOY Kaiser
Comment by Peg Baker on August 14, 2010 at 6:46am
Hi Joy, There many ways to approach slipcovers, but here's the process I've used for a long time with a great deal of success. I pin-fit muslin to make a half-pattern, allowing for 3" of tucking allowance on the deck; most of the remaining measurements are written directly on the muslin. If the piece is skirted, I mark the skirt line on the muslin and note the length. The muslin is then trimmed to 1/2" seam allowances, notched and marked additionally, if needed. I then lay the muslin "pattern" on the fabric and cut away! I highly recommend practicing on a simple project like a parson chair as wing chairs are more challenging due to the "wings". Also, practice making the cushion cover (since a parson chair doesn't have one). I've been making slipcovers for many years, so I must say that there are aspects of the craft that become intuitive, BUT even my very first slipcover looked pretty decent in spite of all the boo-boos!
Comment by Joy KAISER on August 13, 2010 at 11:00pm
OK, did you have a pattern to go by? I really want to do this to a couple of winged back chairs.
Comment by Mary Ellen Edwards on July 29, 2010 at 2:11am
Thank you Peg for getting back to me and clarifying for me that this is a slip cover. I did read that but I have never seen a slip cover that fit like this! Oh yes! This is beautiful. Can't wait to get started on this project journey.
Comment by Peg Baker on July 28, 2010 at 9:36pm
Hi Mary Ellen, Thank you for your compliments, however, I need to clarify that what you see is a slipcover, not re-upholstery. You can see more of my slipcovers on my profile, along with a video called "The Little Striped Cushion". I have taught this class several times and it is a pre-requisite to learning the slipcover shell process. The best way to start is with a simple project like a parson chair. I'd love to help you get started! Sincerely, Peg
Comment by Melissa on July 28, 2010 at 9:33pm
You did an awesome job! Wish that was in my living room!
Comment by Peg Baker on July 28, 2010 at 9:26pm
Hi Fran, Yes, you can make one that looks that good! I've been making slipcovers for many years and have benefited from books and the advice of the experts. But sewing A LOT of them has helped me developed my own tried-and-true methods for a beautiful custom fit every time. The pictured slipcover required about 12 yards and it took about 16 hours to construct. My best advice for a first slipcover is to start with something simple like a parson chair. I'm here for you if you every need any help. Peg
Comment by Patty on July 28, 2010 at 8:35pm
Excellent job! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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