Online Class

Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs


Give beloved furniture a fresh look! Learn to sew superbly fitted slipcovers for your favorite dining chairs or armchairs.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Cherie Killilea
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Slipcover Considerations
Meet sewing pattern designer Cherie Killilea as you dive into the creative world of slipcover design. You'll learn how easy it is to create custom covers, how to identify whether a chair is a good candidate for re-covering, and which types of fabric to choose. Then learn how to take the proper measurements as Cherie records the dimensions of a basic dining chair.
2. Dining Chair: Getting Started
3. Dining Chair: Sides & Seat
4. Finishing Options
5. Armchair: Getting Started
6. Armchair: Draping & Finishing
7. Seat Cushion

Taught by

Cherie Killilea
Cherie Killilea
Cherie Killilea has been sewing slipcovers and working with furniture for more than 16 years. She began sewing when she was just 6 years old, and started writing patterns in 2006 as a way to share her creativity with fellow enthusiasts. Today, Cherie is a renowned pattern designer and owner of StudioCherie, a website where she creates bags, accessories, clothing and slipcovers.
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