Thursday, May 9, 2013

~ Giveaway Time!!! DIY Slipcover DVD and Pillow Talk 'e' Book from Custom Slipcovers by Shelley ~

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 ...

THIS
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...

To 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 
Giveaway.
You will win a copy of Shelley's 
Slipcover DVD
Retails for $45.00  
But that's not all....Shelley is happy to also gift the lucky winner with her wonderful 
eBook
Pillow Talk
Retails for $20.00

Learn to create beautiful and professional looking pillows.
With ZIPPERS!!!
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Just gorgeous......Imagine being able to transform your outdated furniture.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
Thursday
May 16th 
ready ...Set...ENTER!
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.

                                                         


68 comments:

Lisa Gatz said...

I would definitely love to learn how to make my own slip covers!

Denise Shideler said...

I would LOVE to learn to sew my own slipcovers and pillows! I have to redecorate every other year of I get bored.

Vicki Shoemaker said...

Amazing! I would love, love, love this...and if I don't win it I want to buy it!!!

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

ok I would love to give it a try, always loved yours yet intimidates me ;-)

Theresa said...

Everything looks great! I'd love to try making a slipcover for my sofa and make some pillows.

Mary Ann Bassett said...

I have a couch and loveseat just begging for slips! Would love to learn how.

Lady Courtney said...

I have the CD and the pillow e-book. Good luck everyone!!! This is a GREAT giveaway!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I actually have a chair that needs covring badly. I have been putting it off because fabric is expensive and I don't want to mess it up! Thanks for a great giveaway. Your beautiful after photos are an inspiration to just get it done:>)

Aprons and More said...

Of course I would love to learn! I have fabric that I bought to slipcover a hide-a-bed. It is still rolled up in the closet!

Katy :)

Janice said...

I would be so happy happy happy to win this prize. I am trying to do a full on re-do of my trundle bed so that it is more like a loveseat with lots of pillows for backing and sides. Totally intimidated by the idea of the cover for the bed that I have in my head. I know I can do it - just need a little hand holding.

SuzyMcQ said...

This makes my considering making slipcovers a real possibility! Please count me in!

Anne Boykin said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to have this CD!

Wood Icing said...

You have inspired me with your photos of before and after projects. Beautiful. Really, now I want to try doing a slip cover. I would love to have the dvd to help me get started.
Thanks

Dianne said...

Oh My gosh...beautiful. I have always been afraid to make a slipcover. i would love to learn...finally.

Thank you so much for the opportunity...this is awesome.

Christy said...

I would LOVE to learn how to sew slipcovers! I have a sofa and loveseat that are still in great condition, but they are olive green and don't fit in with my new white, light and bright cottage decor.

Christy said...

I would LOVE to learn how to sew slipcovers! I have a sofa and loveseat that are still in great condition, but they are olive green and don't fit in with my new white, light and bright cottage decor.

California Catholics said...

Shelley is awesome! I would love to learn her tricks!!

Martha said...

I bought a brand new sofa about 2 years ago. At the store I loved the color but once I brought it home I really didn't like it at all. I've wanted to make a slip cover for it but have been too afraid. This DVD would be Awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marji said...

oh my goodness i would LOVE this. i reupholstered a chair my mom gave me and it was SO much work. with a slip cover i could change ALL my furniture to match and not have to worry about a beillion staples!

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Susie said...

Yes, please, I would love to win! We just bought a sofa and loveseat secondhand that are, get this, red, white and blue plaid. I have white sheets thrown over them and would love to make real slipcovers to have them presentable.
If I don't win, I think this DVD will be something I have to buy anyway....should I tell you that? hee hee

Suzie, Betty, Andrea, & Zita said...

I would love to learn how to make slipcovers and pillows and improve my basic sewing skills. Awesome giveaway!

Ikoeli said...

I would love to learn to sew my own slip overs and pillows. I have the perfect piece to start with...a giant sofa, ha! Great blog, love it!

annemarie said...

I have been wanting to learn how to slipcover for ages - thanks for the chance.

NJJan said...

I have been following yours and Shelley's blogs for some time. Always thought about purchasing her DVD (I'm a sewer, but never attempted slipcovers).
I am about to "retire" so hopefully I will have more time to sew!

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A Jones said...

I have a few chairs that need slipcovers. This would come in handy

Linda said...

Would love to improve my slipcover techniques.

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Kara said...

I've been following Shelley's blog for almost a year now, and I would LOVE to have these DVDs! Thanks!

julie said...

oh, I so want to learn to make slipcovers and would love to wine Shelly's videos.

julie said...

oh, I so want to learn to make slipcovers and would love to wine Shelly's videos.

stucknAZ said...

Wow! I would love, love, love to learn to sew my own slipcovers and learn the proper way to make a pillow with a zipper to boot! You have inspired me to try and tackle such an seemly overwhelming project.

Brenda said...

I would love to win this package!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Renae said...

She does lovely work.
It would be great to have her book.

Gail said...

The thought of being able to take the blanket off of my hideous chair is exciting.

Kari said...

I would love to learn how to make my slipcovers faster and better in anyway~

Seasons said...

Wow, I love your slip covers! Excellent! I want to try, I have a pair of chairs I bought second hand, and this is the perfect plan for them! Thanks for sharing!

jan said...

Shelly is amazing! I'd love to win!

jan said...

Shelly is amazing! I'd love to win!

Lynda Bruni said...

Well, I have a beautiful leather couch and a chair to match that my lovely "house rabbit" (RIP Max) chewed holes in!! God bless that rabbit! I think a slipcover or two are in order since the Sharpie pen doesn't really camoflauge it very well (tried to match the exposed welting etc. to the leather)................and yes, the rabbit died of natural causes! Though he did come close to becoming stew, grrrrr!

Brenda said...

I woul love to learn to make slip covers please enter me and your covers are beautiful

Brenda said...

I woul love to learn to make slip covers please enter me and your covers are beautiful

Hartwood Roses said...

Okay, folks, I've seen Janet's slipcovered chairs at her house, and they look even better in person than they look in photos. She assures me that I can do this myself, but I haven't worked up the courage to try it yet. Maybe if I win the DVD I will feel more confident about slipcovers ... but I can't win it, since I'm a friend, and it would look like the giveaway is rigged ... which it wouldn't be, since we all know Janet is as honest and truthful as they come ... << big smile >>

I should hush now. Love you, Janet!

KRISTINA REISDORF said...

Oh My Goodness! I would love to learn to make slipcovers and pillows! You have given me hope! I just moved into our first house and I can't wait to make it our home!

Anonymous said...

I have created an easy peasy slipcover and am ready to advance to something more difficult. Thanks for this opportunity.
Sandy

Kelly Ann said...

A giveaway..you're having a giveaway...WOOT WOOT

Catherine Etter said...

Oooooooooooooooh, could SO use me some slipcover inspiration girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to sew my own slipcovers and pillows. Thanks! Maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

Darling Details said...

i want to learn how to slipcover my ugly furniture. I have tried on my own once. just need to try again with some guidance...marci_petersen02 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I just found you today through your ad in Discover. What a talented lady you are!! I hope to visit your shop real soon.

Anonymous said...

Woops, just posted at 1:24, but forgot to include my email address.
cstorey@comcast.net

I would love to win your lovely giveaway.

MICHELLE BAKER said...

I love yours and Shelly's blogsites and I would love to win your giveaway.

Sonya said...

I would LOVE to win this! Learning how to make slipcovers and pillows would be SO helpful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ahna said...

I just finished a slipcover for my sectional. I love the way it turned out, but I'm sure there is much more to learn. I have been following Shelley's work on her blog. She is awesome! Your creations are wonderful too! I would love to learn more. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa Vilar said...

I would love to win this book! Slipcover a have always scared me, would love some help!

Jill said...

I have two very old but nice ORANGE leather wing chairs, I would love to learn how to make my own covers for them!!
PS: heard about you through my high school friend, Kelly Ann's Facebook Page!

Jill said...

I have two very old but nice ORANGE leather wing chairs, I would love to learn how to make my own covers for them!!
PS: heard about you through my high school friend, Kelly Ann's Facebook Page!

Unknown said...

O, that's scary! lol I've wanted to make slipcovers for ever and a day! Still have the furniture saved in my barn. And our sofa still has the original matching pillows it came with. So sad.

pinkdeenster said...

Oh I'd love these! Thanks for the chance

frus8d1 said...

The book would be lovely...

frus8d1 said...

The book would be lovely...

frus8d1 said...

The book would be lovely...

Leslie said...

I'd love to have this DVD! I have a sofa & chair that both need new slipcovers since the house fire we had in March. After that I would put my new-found skills towards thrifted finds and giving old pieces a new lease on life! Wonderful giveaway Janet, good luck to us all. xo

Linda said...

I need to cover a huge sectional, so this DVD would be great! Thanks!!

Kelsey Grauke said...

It's my current dream to learn how to slipcover! I've been eyeing her DVD for a while now. Thanks for offering such a practical giveaway!! Crossing my fingers...

Kelsey
kelseygrauke {at} gmail {dot} com

Susy said...

Shelley does wonderful work!!!!Thank you for the giveaway!

Susy said...

Shelley does wonderful work!!!!Thank you for the giveaway!