Hello friends...happy to see you here again.
Remember when I blogged about my foray into the world of custom slipcovers?
You can catch up with the post HERE.
I had always wanted to learn, but they looked so very intimidating.
All that mysterious piping and all....scary stuff!!!
I had started to follow a fabulous master of the art, Shelley, at the blog
I followed Shelley's video carefully, rewinding many times.
That's the beauty of a DVD...
you can rewind as often as you need to and go at your own speed.
Pinning and tucking as instructed....
I was doing it!!!!
I was creating a custom slipcover.
The best part was that it was not so scary and much to my surprise, it was pretty much all straight line sewing!
Before I knew it, I had a chair that looked like ...
Isn't she gorgeous?
I swear...this was the very first slipcover I ever created.
I actually LOVE sewing piping now.
I went a little crazy and within a couple of months, I had sewn up quite a few more slips.
An old velour wingback went from this...
Sewed my first telephone arms and made a pretty pillow to accent the chair.
Even gave her some pretty grosgrain ribbons down her back.
Which my new cat Miss Carmen loves to untie.
I had been working with canvas painters drop cloth material, but finally got up the courage to use real home decor fabric.
Here is my first slipcover using real fabric!
Then I conquered my hide a bed love seat.
And finally created a lovely English cottage inspired slipcover.
I need to add that most of these pieces came from my local Salvation Army and were less than $55 dollars each.
Have you been wanting to learn how to sew your own custom slipcovers?
Well now one lucky reader will have a chance to win a copy of the same DVD I used.
My good friend Shelley has graciously offered to sponsor this
You will win a copy of Shelley's
Retails for $45.00
But that's not all....Shelley is happy to also gift the lucky winner with her wonderful
Retails for $20.00
Learn to create beautiful and professional looking pillows.
Seriously...ZIPPERS...Shelley swears that they are easy!
Shelley will walk you through the process...step by step.
Believe me, this lady knows her way around a pillow and a slipcover.
Just look at her work.
Just gorgeous......Imagine being able to transform your outdated furniture.
I can help you restyle your accent tables with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan
and Shelley will help you reinvent your upholstered pieces.
A match made in heaven!
Ok....so here are the guidelines for the Giveaway
It is very simple...just leave me a comment saying that you would love to learn how to sew your own slipcovers and pillows.
Hop on over to my friend Shelley's blog
and leave her a comment telling her I sent you.
That's it...easy right?
Good Luck everyone!
I will choose one lucky winner when the Giveaway ends on
PS.....this Giveaway is open to readers within the USA and I have not been compensated in any way for my statements or opinions concerning these products. I truly love Shelley's work!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.