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Custom Slipcovers Made Easy: Weekend Projects to Dress Up Your Décor: 25 Weekend Projects to Dress Up Your Decor [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Dubicki
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Book Description

Easy Slipcovers? Absolutely!

Do you have the sewing skills, but aren't quite sure you can handle a full-blown slipcover project? Then Custom Slipcovers Made Easy is for you!

Author Elizabeth Dubicki walks you through the measuring, fitting and construction, step-by-step, to ensure you achieve the results you are looking for.

There's nothing left to guesswork, with chapters on:

  • Choosing a style of slipcover and appropriate fabric for your project

  • How to measure and calculate yardage

  • Making welting, cushion covers, slipcover shells, skirts and zipper closures

  • Fitting and finishing techniques

Ten project ideas, incorporating more than 25 techniques will help you get started. And once you've mastered the techniques, you'll be transforming your "old favorites" into new favorites!

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"Custom Slipcovers Made Easy" features a range of stylish projects to create seasonal "clothing" for furniture that is practical and durable. Simple instructions and over 200 photographs enable first time sewers to learn a new skill and skilled sewers to try something new to liven up any living space. The 25 projects include a wide array of furniture coverings for chairs, sofa sleepers, love seats, a child's chair and a daybed.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy? 7 Oct. 2014
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Made Easy? Not as easy as it looks but I imagine a competent seamstress could make a good fist if it
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it, great book 25 April 2015
By kanga
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love it,great book,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand 8 May 2010
By Happy Mom - Published on
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I bought both this book and Neubauer's Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers (CPGS). I prefer this one.

Custom Slipcovers Made Easy is in a spiral binding inside. The outside is hardcover. You can open the book to the page you want to work from, and it will stay open and flat. I love that.

The pictures offer easy directions. Measuring is done on real chairs, muslin covers have dotted lines to show you what to look at, layout directions are shown as are fabric repeats, directions are given for unusually shaped chairs, creative finishes are explained, and the end result is tailored.

The appendix is full of charts to fill in for your particular chair. Charts cover furniture dimensions, cutting chart for shell/cushions/skirts, layout graphs for various fabric widths, yardage yield for bias, and shopping lists. The author even suggests photocopying these.

Additionally, the author writes as though she is speaking to you. The book reads as friendly rather than as a textbook. She encourages you and makes you feel that you will be successful.

Need more information about the author's skills? She writes for Threads, the penultimate sewing magazine IMO.

I may check out CPGS on occasion, but this is the book I will really use.
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Learning book 18 Jan. 2009
By B. J. Weir - Published on
I have been doing upholstery for myself for years, learned from my Mom, and by doing it myself. I learned many new ways of doing things from this book, that makes it much easier. I'd recommend it to anyone who is a DIY . Enjoy, it will save you a fortune!
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners like me 8 Aug. 2010
By Theresa D. Jameson - Published on
The directions and photos are very simple and easy to use. This is the perfect book for me as a beginner!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Custom Slipcovers Made Easy 22 Oct. 2010
By deerfabricator - Published on
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The illustrations are excellent. Don't take the weekend project literally. Slipcovers are one of the most time consuming do-it- yourself projects a home seamstress can attempt. The advice the author gives shows her experience and is well worth heeding. My only negative- I would have liked more explicit details and illustrations on sewing in zippers and inserting velcro to close a project.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slipcovers even I can make! 26 July 2010
By Karen Anthony - Published on
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I took this book out at my library and I looked it over really good. I found the instructions very easy to understand. I have several projects waiting for me and I know this book will let me get them finished. The instructions are very good. I have been holding back on making slipcovers and now I know I can do it.
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