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Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Couches & Sofas

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Sew custom slipcovers that fit so well, everyone will think it's new upholstery. Learn techniques for pin-fitting, sewing cord, conquering curves, adding closures and more.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kim Chagnon
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Pin-Fitting the Slipcover
4. Sewing the Slipcover
5. Closures
6. Finishing the Slipcover

Taught by

Kim Chagnon
Kim Chagnon
With 20 years of experience, Kim Chagnon has become a trusted name in both upholstery and instruction. In 1996, she started her own business, Kim's Upholstery, which continues to thrive and give clients the custom upholstery they truly want. When she's not busy at the store, Kim is busy teaching. For the past six years, she's led classes for the Window Coverings Association of America group as well as popular trade shows and conferences. She is also a co-founder of the sold-out 2014 Sewing and Upholstery Retreat.

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