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with Tammy Paradoski
Online Class

Professional Slipcovering Techniques

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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.


  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h24m

Included in this Class

1. Making a Cushion Pattern

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

2. Making a Cushion Insert

Replace worn and torn cushion inserts by making your own! Tammy outlines which type of foam works best for back and seat cushions, as well as for outdoor seating. Practice cutting and seaming foam to achieve custom shapes, then see the proper technique for wrapping it with upholstery batting.

3. Making & Attaching Welt Cord

3. Making & Attaching Welt Cord

Give your cushions and slipcovers a polished, professional look by adding welt cord. With Tammy's guidance, you'll get detailed instruction on constructing self-welt and joining the ends with a smooth mitered seam. Plus, discover an efficient method for making and attaching welt cord in one step!