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Custom Slipcovers Made Easy!

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Do you have a chair you love, but the fabric has seen better days? Are you a thrift-store regular who loves to pick up used furniture, but you wish you knew how to make new slipcovers? This workshop will guide you through the steps to create a custom slipcover pattern, as well as a cover for a box (seat) cushion for any sofa or chair. We’ll cover what supplies to use, what types of furniture work best with slipcovers, how to complete all the measurements, choose the right fabric, use cording, insert zippers, and incorporate other design ideas.

The instructor will complete one demo-slipcover in class so students can see the process from beginning to end, and each student will practice the steps by making a slipcover for a box cushion. 

Our classroom is a great space to create and sew, with Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards and irons, as well as some basic sewing supplies.Students should bring enough fabric to cover the cushion to the first day of class.

The foam cushion is provided in class, fabric is provided by students.

Please see the Class Letter for important details about the materials required for this class.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Aptos Main Campus

Jenny Freedman 



Please read:  Please see the Class Letter for important details about the materials required for this class.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2020 - 3/7/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 1520 Jenny Freedman