Sunset Books, 1997 - House & Home - 128 pages
Give your furniture a fresh new face with simply slipcovers.whether you love the cozy, rumpled look or a more tailored approach, this book offers a wealth of exciting design ideas. Twenty step-by-step projects for sofas, chairs, futons, and ottomans are fully illustrated to help you sew and modify slipcovers to fit your furniture and your style. Detailed instructions cover everything from estimating yardage and selecting fabric to cutting, sewing and fitting techniques. For the beginner, simply slipcovers offers no--sew options, while more advanced seamstresses will find new and creative design options in Designer details. Refurbish your furniture wardrobe with confidence using simply slipcovers!
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adjust arm front back edge back seam basic sewing techniques baste bias strips bottom edge boxing band button buttonhole calculating yardage center back chair clip color crease curve cut edges aligned CUT Note cutouts darts deck Designer Detail drape excess fabric facing finishing the ends flange folded edge furniture gathers gusset haIf lengthwise hems information on measuring inside arm inside back inside corners Kcnt KFor KThe length lower edge match points match TECHNIQUES Refer MATERIALS Fabric midpoint miter model required motifs muslin needle ottoman panels pattern Pin and sew pin fitting Place the slipcover Press the seam refer to Basics Remove the slipcover ruffle scallops seam allowance seamline selvage serger Sew the skirt sewn shape slash sofa staystitch swag tape template Thread to match Three for information TIPS top edge topstitch trim the excess Trim the seam tuck twill tape underlap upholstery vertical wrap wrong side zipper