Saturday, December 9, 2017

DIY Slipcover Classes In Your Own Home!

If you have 8-10 hours any two days in a row and an ample amount
of space to host you and up to 3 of your friends who are also
wanting to learn how to make slipcovers, then you have a

DIY Slipcover Workshop!


Here's how our Slipcover Workshops work:

WORKSHOP: Workshops are 2 days long. (2 days should be long enough for everyone to get their project finished) . Day 1 will be making pattern and seam finishes (welt cord or French flange), cutting, serging and sewing Inside and Outside backs and arms. Day 2 will be cutting and attaching the skirt and cutting and making the seat box cushions.

ROLL CALL: It can be only you, or you and up to 3 of your friends.

FURNITURE: You must choose a very simple chair, one with straight lines, with or without seat cushion. No attached back cushions and NO WINGBACKS for first project, the chair must be small and light enough for you to comfortably transport it to and from as well as move around it as you make the slipcover.

MATERIALS LIST: You will need your sewing machine with regular and zipper foot, 1 or 2 packs of needles (size 12, 14, or for thicker fabrics 16) thread, scissors, fabric or plastic tape measure, serger if you have one, and your
100% cotton PREWASHED fabric.

TUITION: Each Student - $250

HOST: For each BFF you get to come
you will receive $10 off your tuition!

Each student must have basic sewing skills, know and understand
how to use your machine and basic knowledge of slipcover styles.

SKILLS LEARNED: You will learn traditional basic slipcover skills. You will learn how to cut and sew cording and French flange on the bias and how to very simply and easily install a zipper in box cushions both seat and back cushions. You will gain the knowledge and the confidence and skills needed to slipcover any project on your 'To Do' list.

To host your DIY Slipcover Workshop contact Barbie



Classes are relaxed and very casual in the comfort of your own work space



If you have been thinking about it, now is the time to just do it!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Slipcover Classes in Your Own Home!

If you have 8-10 hours any 2 days in a row, and an ample amount
of space to host you and up to 4 of your friends who are also
wanting to learn how to make slipcovers, then you have a
DIY Slipcover Workshop!
Here's how our Slipcover Workshops work:
ROLL CALL: It can be only you, or you and up to 4 of your friends.
FURNITURE: The piece of furniture must be small and light enough for you to comfortably transport as well as move around as you make the slipcover.
MATERIALS LIST: You will need your sewing machine, serger if you have one, and your 100% cotton PREWASHED fabric.
TUITION: Each Student - $250
HOST: For each BFF you get to come
you will receive $10 off your tuition!
Each student must have basic sewing skills, know and understand
how to use your machine and basic knowledge of slipcover styles.
To host your DIY Slipcover Workshop contact Barbie at barbie.sheffield@gmail.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Angie Knowles

I first met Angie several years ago at the Slipcover Summit she hosted in Florida. It just so happened that she was not only my teacher, she was also my roommate. I have learned sew much from Angie and at times I must confess, I sit back and marvel at how much this gal knows about sewing. I often wonder, "how on earth did she ever think to even do that."

This leads me to the reason I wanted to write about Angie today. My first jaw dropping experience was back all those years ago at the Summit when I first heard Angie talking about making an entire slipcover from just measurements. Next came her awesome Parson's chair slipcover pattern.

Now Angie's done it again with her Quick Pleaters for making knife pleats and box pleats. The really cool thing about Angie's pleaters is that they are not just for home decor items, you can actually use them in garment sewing as well. You name it, pillows, skirts and seam finishes, dust ruffles, window treatments, hand bags, jackets, skirts, blouses and the list goes on. If you can imagine it, you can use Angie's pleaters to make it!

The pleaters come in two different sizes, there is a Mini Set that includes 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ pleaters and the Reg Set which includes 2″, 3″, 4″ pleaters.

Check out Angie's video!




I hope you will remember the Quick Pleaters on your next project and give Angie a call!

Angie Knowles
threadneedle studio
threadneedlestudio.com
727-328-1431

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

She said she wanted ties!

Me: "When you place your chair in the room,
         will the back be seen?"
She: "Yes."
Me: "Then may I do some type of detail on the back?"
She: "OH YES YES YES! Can it be ties...
          and lots of them? And all over?"
Me: "Do you want the wood to show on the arms?"
She: "Yes. Can you put ties there too?"
Me: "Let me see what I can do."

The back


The front



Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Most Awesome Slipcover in Oklahoma!

Sheila you are so talented girl!!!
I wish I could shout it from the roof tops!
"Everyone look at this piece of art!"


Would you just look at the front arm panels, the perrrrrrrfect cushion covers, and that LINED SKIRT!!!

Sheila has to be one of the most talented people I know. She worked so hard to get every pattern piece marked and perfectly in place. Her sewing is meticulous and is clearly seen in her first slipcover  PIECE OF ART!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

What Do You Get In Oklahoma USA?




Well, first you get to see that there are still corn fields in Amercia where one is very tempted to stop and pick a few ears right off the stalks and eat them like we did as kids!

Then, you get to learn about Okie Noodling  What is Okie Noodling? It's a sport, and good ole clean American fun! I think....

But most of all you get to meet really great people! Here are some pictures from teaching in Oklahoma. I most humbly say: Thank you so much for allowing me in to your home Sheila and Terry~





Pattern making techneque

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another DIY Custom Slipcover Class!!!



This youth room remodel at a church in Plano Texas called
for slipcovers for 5 sofas, an oversized chair, and 7 'Puff' chairs.


These volunteers took the hands on approach 
& were excellent students!


As you can see, we had way too much fun!
Thanks girls! You rock!

Look for more classes coming to the Metroplex soon!