Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New slipper chair slipcovers! For spring

A while ago I raved about my fantastic find of these $5 each slipper chairs at the Goodwill Outlet.  I made slipcovers for them in a nice terra cotta velour, which went with my fall/winter color scheme and my old table and chairs.  I've since redecorated... I pulled off the slipcovers one day and had them just the original yellow for a while, and I do like yellow, but I've been all about the white recently so I bought some more white duck cloth ($7.99/yard and I used a coupon) and copied the rust-colored ones.  Here are some pictures of me tackling the (very 3-D) slipcovers and using them as a pattern, on the floor of the sewing room!
 See where I used the trial-and-error approach to fit the slipcover, taking in the seams after I tried it on?
Here are all the pieces...
I sewed them together, and here's the end result!
 There are two chairs.
This time I added some top-stitching to the back and it looks better than without, and it keeps the seam allowance in place.
My next project for the living room is colorful couch pillows!  I pulled out a bunch of fabric and vintage pieces I want to turn into pillows and scarecrowed them...
Stay tuned--I am so excited to make some new couch pillows!  I have been inspired for a while, lots of pretty pics on the blogosphere...


  1. Nice job on the slipcover! You can get so creative with pillows. Have fun with them!

  2. They look great! I like the fabric you have pulled out to contemplate for pillows too.

  3. Those look great! Wanna come to my house?!

  4. A fabulous blank pallet for you to work with...I love it!

  5. Anonymous7/07/2011

    Very nice, much better crafted than what you see in the stores.



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