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Professional Slipcovering Techniques

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Bring a beautiful, polished look to furniture! Learn how to create perfect-fitting slipcovers and cushions for nearly any piece.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Tammy Paradoski
  • 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

Rejuvenate your furniture, as you learn how to make slipcovers for even the most unique of pieces. Join designer Tammy Paradoski and conquer slipcover techniques that will help you tackle pieces with curves, crotch areas, wooden elements and more. Tammy will teach you how to refresh your seating with cushions and covers, and help you create and install welt-cord for a clean look. Then, you’ll see how to match patterns to perfection, for slipcovers with the professional polish you want. Along the way, you’ll even discover how to easily tackle tricky curves and corners, install zippers in your covers and finish your slipcovers with superb details.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Making a Cushion Pattern
Meet your instructor, expert sewist and designer Tammy Paradoski, and preview the essential slipcovering techniques you'll learn to rejuvenate the look of your furniture. Then, learn how to create symmetrical cushion patterns -- with or without existing cushions -- to ensure the best fit.
2. Making a Cushion Insert
3. Making & Attaching Welt Cord
4. Pattern Matching
5. Inserting Zippers
6. Curves & Corners
7. Cutouts

Taught by

Tammy Paradoski
Tammy Paradoski
Tammy Paradoski is the owner of Daisy Chain LLC, a full service retail drapery studio specializing in bedding, window treatments and slipcovers. As an instructor at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy, a workroom certification instructor for the Window Fashion Certified Professional Program and the founder of Chicagoland Workroom Professionals, she’s no stranger to helping individuals create invigorating home décor.

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