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with Kim Chagnon
Online Class

Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Couches & Sofas

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Refreshing your decor doesn't have to mean spending lots on a new sofa. Join professional upholsterer and decorator Kim Chagnon and learn how to make a couch cover that will last for years and give your furniture a beautiful, custom look. During class, you'll learn techniques for measuring accurately and planning your design. Wondering how to ensure your slipcovers will fit flawlessly? You'll discover pin-fitting techniques that will set you up for success before you even sew! Then, you'll see how to seam with precision, easily conquering the curves and corners that stand in your way. Kim will even teach you the steps to install multiple styles of closures, create custom skirts and fix any mistakes that might pop up along the way.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h54m

Included in this Class

1. Planning Your Slipcover

1. Planning Your Slipcover

Meet your instructor, Kim Chagnon, as she guides you through the process of making your own custom-fit slipcover for a loveseat, sofa or couch! Begin to evaluate your furniture for design details and review the best kinds of fabrics for your design. Kim also provides tips and tricks to start planning your slipcover design!

2. Preparing the Fabric

2. Preparing the Fabric

Grab your measuring tape and learn how to take essential measurements of your sofa! Kim gives you insider tips to efficiently calculate fabric yardage and cut pieces with little waste. Plus, learn to sew your own custom cording at home.

3. Pin-Fitting the Slipcover

3. Pin-Fitting the Slipcover

Kim shows you how to pin-fit all of the fabric in place before you ever sew a seam. Be sure to follow her order for the most custom fit. She also provides insider tips to pin pleats around curved areas and mark your zipper closure.