Slipping Away

Slipping Away

I’m a little sick of whining about how I can’t upholster, let alone reupholster. It would be nice to do something about it one of these days. Anyone in the Phoenix area want to take a upholstery class with me? Provided it is affordable and you are not a creepy creeper? I’m serious yo.

Or, if Shelley from Slipcovers by Shelley moves nearby, I would probably just use the money to pay her. You can tell she has an eye for detail, notice how the mountain on the sofa seat cushion extends up the back? That’s talent! Sofa can be seen HERE.



  1. February 3, 2011 / 1:07 AM

    OMG!! I wish I could do that! It looks so expensive!!

  2. February 3, 2011 / 1:09 AM

    I would love to take a class with you, but I live in San Antonio!! LOVE this blog. Keep it up!

  3. February 3, 2011 / 1:09 AM

    That is SERIOUS talent. I drool over those patterns, too. Sigh.

  4. February 3, 2011 / 1:52 AM

    Wow! THAT is so impressive. I want to be able to do that!

  5. February 3, 2011 / 1:52 AM

    I love that couch. The after version. Just so we’re clear.

  6. February 3, 2011 / 1:57 AM

    I live in Glendale! I would LOVE to take a class! Do you know of any?

  7. February 3, 2011 / 2:27 AM

    For real? My jaw dropped at her talent, sick good!

  8. February 3, 2011 / 2:39 AM

    Just think of how many fun fabrics you could use if you could reupholster! Get sick of it…just change it!!

    great job!

  9. February 3, 2011 / 2:46 AM

    That couch, wow, seriously!
    I love seeing your before and after pics!

  10. February 3, 2011 / 2:58 AM

    I’m in love with the couch!!

  11. February 3, 2011 / 3:01 AM

    WOW.. I shall not sell my chair on CL. I will slipcover it!! =D

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  12. February 3, 2011 / 3:04 AM

    I LOVE that fabric!!!!

  13. February 3, 2011 / 4:02 AM

    Ahhhh, the magic of some awesome fabric! Those are FAB!

  14. February 3, 2011 / 4:24 AM

    I took an upholstery class at Joannes fabrics a while back. that was all I needed, the rest was just practice. Check with your Joannes


  15. February 3, 2011 / 4:31 AM

    Those are amazing!

  16. February 3, 2011 / 4:45 AM

    I live in the East Valley and I know of two great places, Brother’s in Tempe offer great classes and they are very reasonable. Also, Home Fabrics offers FREE classes. Check the schedule, there is one in Mesa.

  17. February 3, 2011 / 5:29 AM

    Shelley did all the slipcovers in my house and no one ever knows they’re slipcovers. I love her! (And her VERY reasonable prices.)

  18. February 3, 2011 / 8:01 AM

    Wow, they are great.!!!
    Imagine how many furniture being thrown, it is a pity..
    Hug Mette

  19. February 3, 2011 / 5:37 PM

    I seriously die over that first chair!!! OMG!

  20. February 3, 2011 / 9:33 PM

    I am (still) reupholstering my couches. I never took a class, I just dug in and figured if I screwed up, they were cheap and ugly anyways. I took off piece by piece, taking pictures as I went, so that I would know how it went back together. Also there are tons of tutorials online. I’d say find a cheap chair or couch online or at a thrift store and dig in.

  21. February 4, 2011 / 3:14 AM

    Those are stinking cute!!!

  22. February 4, 2011 / 4:36 AM

    I follow Shelley and I love her slipcovers, she has been an inspiration for me! Isn’t her work awesome??!! Thanks for featuring her.

  23. February 4, 2011 / 3:56 PM

    How great would it be to have Shelley’s talent? Wish I lived close enough to take a class with you-and no, I’m not a creepy creeper!

  24. February 4, 2011 / 8:00 PM

    OMG, I LOVE that couch! So fun.

  25. February 7, 2011 / 6:03 AM

    I’d love to take that free class at home fabrics! I live in Gilbert. I did upholster my couch twice, but I just turned the fabric right side down and pinned the seams. Not perfect, but it added another 6 years of life to the couch. I would love to learn some tricks. 🙂


  26. February 8, 2011 / 5:59 PM

    Okay, now I’m wishing that my family and I still lived in Phoenix. I wish that I could take a class with you!
    Anyhow, I’m glad that I discovered your blog… All of the projects posted on your blog is an inspiration to me, particularly this one. The selected upholstery fabrics are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  27. February 12, 2011 / 4:17 AM

    Hello! I DO, I DO LIVE IN PHOENIX!! I would love to attend a class. Your blog is right up my alley. Thank you for posting! Please check out my handy work here at my website~ Karlee

  28. October 12, 2011 / 6:56 PM

    Would love to take the evening class at EVIT — interested?

  29. October 12, 2011 / 6:58 PM

    I’d love to take the evening class at EVIT — interested?

  30. October 31, 2011 / 4:38 AM

    Are there classes in the area? I would LOVE to take an upholstery class. I’m in Maricopa, but could totally do a class in Phx, Ahwautukee, Chandler, etc!

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