|F. SLIPCOVER CATALOGS,
SLIPCOVERED FURNITURE, AND BOOKS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Surefit Slipcovers ... the fast, affordable way to decorate!
- Dress up your Outdoor Furniture, with KlassyKovers: http://www.klassykovers.com.
- Book: Simple Upholstery & Slipcovers : Great Looks for Every Room
, Author: Carol Parks.
Received 3.5 stars, out of 5, from Amazon.com. (This was the highest rating I could find
for a book on this subject. If you are familiar with this topic, and know of a better
book, please share it by sending an email, or post it to the discussion forum.)
Summary from Amazon.com:
"Instead of dashing out to buy new furniture, it is once again in vogue to change the
look of sofas and chairs with slipcovers. This manual explains basic terminology,
measuring techniques, and how certain fabrics are easier to handle when sewing cushions or
stitching cover-ups. Beginners will certainly be challenged by a variety of difficult
projects; but Parks also shows charming, simple ways to transform chairs, stools, and
ottomans with appealing loose-fitting covers. Advanced methods, such…"
My Thoughts About the Book:
According to one reader, the book requires a basic knowledge of pattern making. I also
noticed that the instructions were predominantly written and not illustrated.
1. Materials, 2. Tools and Equipment, 3. Cushions and Pillows, 4. Simple cover-ups, 5.
Making a Tailored Slipcover, 6. Tailored Slipcover Projects, 7. Quick Upholstery, 8.
Reupholstering a Chair, 9. Upholstery Projects
Book Link: Simple Upholstery & Slipcovers : Great Looks for Every Room
G. SITES WITH SLIPCOVER INFORMATION, FABRICS AND INSTRUCTIONS
- The Slipcover
Network: Slipcover Directory, USA Professionals, Discussion Forum, Calendar of
- Upholster Magazine Online: How to Upholster:
Furniture Slipcovers, including a tailored
chair; an ottoman; and recliner.
Fabrics Online: Paterson Silks
- How Upholster a Slip Seat:
(Scroll down to Slipcover FAQ’s.)
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Author: Catherine Foust McGivern, NCIDQ Certified, Design Firm Principal