Most often, furniture is delivered to my shop in North Raleigh for custom fitting. For larger pieces, or if it is preferred that the furniture remain in place, I offer fitting on site services. Here's how that works: I come out and make a muslin pattern in the home, return to my shop to make the slipcover, and then make a second trip out to fit the cover to the frame. Is there a chance that the cover won't fit? Yep.
But that's why we call it a fitting! I was thrilled to get this blue and white cover right on the first try. A perfect candidate for fitting on site, the sofa was monster sized and must have weighed a ton. It was a challenging fit because there were no tuck ins in the back or underneath the cushion since it was a sleeper sofa. In slipcovering, we count on tucking in fabric to hold the slipcover in place. A system of ties used under the cushion to fasten the cover to the bed frame left the beautiful Italian velvet of the original furniture in tact for future use. I loved how this light and airy pattern lightened up this heavy piece of furniture. Now all that is missing from this picture are the felines that are sure to lounge with an attitude.
This coming weekend my sisters and I will travel to Tarboro for a girls weekend to celebrate Mama's birthday. So happy my sister Marilyn from Arden made a pit stop to the workshop today and that she brought her creative spirit with her. During some Appalachian winter's nights, she had reimagined some fabric remnants into colorful braids and needed a strong machine to zigzag them into a rug. The Sailrite LS-Z was just the machine to do the job. Can't wait for more fun projects this weekend! Time spent with family is priceless.