Cherie Killilea
Craftsy Instructor

Spokane, WA

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Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for the coming school year. I was known as a creative dresser. I wrote my first sewing pattern in 2006 as part of applying for a patent. Now I have thousands of satisfied sewing pattern customers and am very happy to be part of the bourgeoning online ... Read Full Bio »

Cherie's Craftsy Classes

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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!

$29.99 $39.99

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Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs

Sew slipcovers that enhance your furniture instead of hiding it! Join pattern designer and sewing expert Cherie Killilea as she shares accessible techniques for draping and rough-cutting slipcovers that enliven any chair. Discover how to accurately measure furniture so that you can estimate yardage as you cover both a straight-backed dining chair and a cozy armchair. Choose from two hem options, for both everyday and formal finishes, and learn how to sew a zippered cushion cover to complete your armchair makeover. Plus, Cherie will share insider tips that make slipcovering a whole set of chairs infinitely easier! By the end of this class, you’ll feel empowered to breathe new life into your favorite furniture—with fabric you love and a style that’s uniquely you.

$24.99 $39.99

Cherie's Patterns

Travel Duffel Pattern

rated 5 stars $8.00

Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle

rated 4 stars $8.00

Professional Zip Around Wallet

rated 5 stars $8.00
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Cherie's Projects

Office Chair
Christmas Coasters
Vietnamese Salad Wraps and Sushi
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