Custom-Fit Slipcovers: The Wingback Chair
Are you at a loss for what to do with that old wingback chair? Don’t throw it out; bring it back in style! Join designer Cherie Killilea to go beyond basic slipcovering as you learn the skills you need to sew svelte slipcovers that everyone will mistake for new upholstery. Find out how to prep your chair, adding padding for revival both inside and out. Then, get tips for accurately measuring and estimating yardage as you draft simple pattern pieces for a custom fit. You’ll install invisible zippers, use a continuous bias method to create your welt cord and learn how to effectively drape and pin your pieces, trying your fit on for size before sewing. Cherie will show you how to handle every hump and curve your chair throws your way, ending by revealing how to take the tedium of creating your T-cushion. Get the skills you need to give your one-of-a-kind furniture a much-needed makeover!