Monday, June 18, 2012

Slipcover Started

via Country Living Magazine

Well, I've "broken thread" on the slipcover for one of the two chairs I bought last week. If I hadn't needed to  tab them, I would be finished already. I've spent hours on one of these things, and I've got hours more to go. As you all know, I'm not a big sewer. I mean - I can sew, and if I put my mind to it, I can sew well; but I often give up because sewing takes quite a bit of patience - which I don't produce in great supply.

Wish me luck!


  1. I'm wishing you luck! And more patience... *Winks* I sew all of my Creations entirely by hand and I must say that though labor intensive and very, very slow a process... it is much more Zen than I was trying to be taught how to use a sewing machine... at Church no less in the Ladies' Sewing Class... I nearly blew my whole Christian Witness! *LOL* Now I'm back to doing what I can do without a machine. *Smiles* I have always wondered if I could hand sew slipcovers? But for now I'm thinking of that new on-trend way of cheaply transforming upholstered furniture by painting the old fabric?!?

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  2. Oh Dawn,
    I envy your ability to hand stitch. I am not good at that, AT ALL! In fact, there will be some places where this slipcover that I am working on now will need to be hand stitched, and I'm just hoping that I can cover up my mess of a job with a button or two!?!? LOL!!
    As always - thank you for stopping by!

  3. You seem to be able to do anything you set your mind to! Me-I just need to get started using my sewing machine! But, I can always wander outside, and forget about doing anything inside. Show us a few "in progress" pictures--maybe it would move me along!♥♫

  4. I wish you luck. I can't provide help or advise, just luck.
    XO Victoria

  5. My advice to you is take your time and press as you go.

    Blend your stitches -- with the tip of your warm iron and in the direction you have sewn, with a gliding motion lightly iron the line of stitches that are generally on the wrong side of the fabric.

    Pressing -- On the right side of the fabric and with the point of the iron; use an up 'n down motion and press the seam line flat ensuring you do not distort the fabric.
    Got that? :)

    Good luck on the sewing part. Wish I lived closer as I would certainly help you if I could. Hugs, hugs -Brenda-