Slipcovers with Shelley Giveaway! (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED)

Slipcovers with Shelley Giveaway! (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED)
(now closed)

Raise your hand if you are totally intimidated by the thought of sewing your own slipcovers.  I know I am.  So many times I’ve looked longingly at my monstrous sectional and dreamed of someday having enough guts to cover its brown microfiber with something actually attractive.
Does that sound familiar? Well, help is on the way!  Shelley from Custom Slipcovers by Shelley, AKA the guru goddess of slipcovers, has made an instructional DVD, and she’s giving one away! 

Her DVD spells out all the steps of how to successfully create slipcovers with your own two hands! (And sewing machine and all that stuff, but you knew that).  She makes it seem *gasp* SIMPLE!  And get this: FUN!
Shelley has been making slipcovers for over ten years, so she knows all the tips and tricks of the trade.  What started as a hobby has turned into a thriving business, so much so that she has had to hire additional seamstresses.  Not only that, she has single-handedly paid off her basement, cars, and HOUSE with the profits from her slipcovers.  Wowza.
She says, “If you want to learn to make slipcovers to redecorate on a budget, or
if you want to make some extra money, learning the art of slipcovering is
an invaluable tool and skill. If you love fabric and decorating and have
some sewing skills, you will become obsessed with the possibilities of
what you can do with an ugly piece of furniture.”
Shelley also recently came out with an ebook called Pillow Talk, which features 22 pages of step-by-step instructions with
pictures and tips. Learn to sew all the pillow styles shown in the picture: 
 (She swears sewing zippers on pillows is 10 times faster than hand-sewing them shut,
which is what I always do.  Or hot glue when I’m lazy.  I
should be ashamed of myself!)  

Check out her ebook HERE, and get a 20% off discount for a limited time with the code FACEBOOK.

Enter now to win the How to Slipcover DVD! (a $48 value)

Giveaway ends Monday, May 14th, winner chosen at random. 
Good luck, I hope you win!


  1. May 11, 2012 / 9:32 PM

    Awesome! I have a couch that could use some lovin’ and I could definitely use a lesson!

  2. May 11, 2012 / 9:42 PM

    Cool. I’d love to learn.

  3. May 11, 2012 / 9:43 PM

    That pillow on the middle of her bed is amazing

  4. May 11, 2012 / 9:44 PM

    I’ve been looking for a tutorial on slipcovers.. My couch is in desperate need of change.
    Thanks for the giveway!

  5. May 11, 2012 / 9:44 PM

    Oh this is grand! I have some upholstered pieces that need a makeover!

  6. May 11, 2012 / 9:53 PM

    Wow! I am so impressed by her talent 🙂

  7. May 11, 2012 / 9:59 PM

    I could really have used this knowledge this weekend, as I could have slipped covered a chair I am redoing for my sister!

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  10. May 11, 2012 / 10:08 PM

    I could totally use this to help me decorate my new house!!!

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  12. May 11, 2012 / 10:10 PM

    I’ve been working on re-upholstering my couch this would be so much better in the future!

  13. May 11, 2012 / 10:18 PM

    I would love to win. I keep browsing slipcovers thinking about buying but I’m not confident I could actually make my own. I would LOVE to learn how!

  14. May 11, 2012 / 10:20 PM

    I would love to learn to sew slip covers! So much easier to keep clean than actual furniture (at least with my 4 monsters!)!

  15. May 11, 2012 / 10:23 PM

    The slipcovers look so good!

  16. May 11, 2012 / 10:42 PM

    Oh, it would be great to win but if I don’t, I know i’ll be purchasing this book. I am so afraid of slip covers but I want to try!

  17. May 11, 2012 / 10:43 PM

    What a great idea!

  18. May 11, 2012 / 10:44 PM

    I can’t get over her work! I would D-I-E to know how she does all of this!!

  19. May 11, 2012 / 10:54 PM

    this is something that I could definitely use. I have dreamed( well not really) about white slipcovers for a few couches around this house.

  20. May 11, 2012 / 11:00 PM

    I think we all have a couch or chair we would love to slip cover!

  21. May 11, 2012 / 11:03 PM

    Oh I lurrrrve slip covers. Even thought I’m mortally frightened of them. Maybe not them but actually making them… So I neeeeed this dvd! Love your blog btw! Have been silently stalking it for about a year xx

  22. May 11, 2012 / 11:08 PM

    Love slipcovers! What a great/inexpensive way to make an old piece of furniture look new again…
    I have a lovely Southwestern red/green sofa in my basement that is DYING for a slipcover. And I have a sewing machine, now I just need the DVE!

  23. LindaB
    May 11, 2012 / 11:10 PM

    I have to recover my ugly orange and green chair. Slip covers would be great!

  24. May 11, 2012 / 11:14 PM

    I’d like to slipcover ever piece of furniture I own.

  25. May 11, 2012 / 11:29 PM

    i would love to learn how to do this!

  26. May 11, 2012 / 11:46 PM

    Oh man…my couch is sooo old and ugly. I’ve bought slip covers in the past, but they never work and have always wanted to make my own slipcover. But man does it sound intimidating.

    Oh and if I win and redo my couch, you could feature it in your Before and After. Win win! 🙂

  27. May 11, 2012 / 11:55 PM

    This would be awesome! I would love to know how to make a slipcover!

  28. May 11, 2012 / 11:57 PM

    Ida’s cream loveseat

  29. May 12, 2012 / 12:16 AM

    Just bought the pillow tutorial today.

  30. May 12, 2012 / 12:17 AM

    Just bought the pillow tutorial today.

  31. May 12, 2012 / 12:19 AM

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! This is one skill I’d looooove to have… pick me!!

  32. May 12, 2012 / 12:19 AM

    I lover her blog and her slipcovers! I’ve been wanting to learn for a few years but have never taken the plunge!

  33. May 12, 2012 / 12:50 AM

    I have sewn for years. I should be able to do slipcovers but I’m afraid. Material is expensive and my time is too!

  34. May 12, 2012 / 12:55 AM

    I have always wanted to know how to slip cover. What a great DVD!

  35. May 12, 2012 / 12:59 AM

    I have a sofa that’s dying for a slipcover.

  36. May 12, 2012 / 1:06 AM

    I’ve been giving my living room chair the stink eye for months!! I want that DVD!!!

  37. May 12, 2012 / 1:13 AM

    I love visiting her site and seeing what a transformation a slipcover makes! I hope I win!

  38. May 12, 2012 / 1:22 AM

    Those chenille bedspread slipcovers are almost too much to handle!!! LOVE!!!!!

  39. May 12, 2012 / 1:41 AM

    I am so excited for this! I have been dragging my feet because I am scared of messing up!!

  40. May 12, 2012 / 2:16 AM

    I so want to recover my couch!

  41. May 12, 2012 / 2:26 AM

    I have an abnormally sized loveseat that could use a slip cover. Sign me up!

  42. Anonymous
    May 12, 2012 / 2:42 AM

    I am currently attempting to slipcover my couch, this would be a great help as I am at a standstill. I would love to win this. Thanks

  43. May 12, 2012 / 2:45 AM

    I really need to replace a living room chair because it doesn’t match my new sofa. Maybe I should just make a slipcover! Sure would save a lot of money.

  44. May 12, 2012 / 3:01 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win a slipcover tutorial. I’ve tried one with dropcloths and now would like to perfect my skills and use some white denim on the next couch.

  45. May 12, 2012 / 3:18 AM

    I have furniture dying for this! I just wish she’d come over and slip cover them for me. I love her accent pillows! –

  46. May 12, 2012 / 3:25 AM

    I’ve been reading her blog for a while….I love slipcovers!

  47. May 12, 2012 / 3:25 AM

    I’ve been reading her blog for a while….I love slipcovers!

  48. May 12, 2012 / 3:46 AM

    Oh wow …what a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

  49. May 12, 2012 / 10:44 AM

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to male slipcovers!

  50. Anonymous
    May 12, 2012 / 11:00 AM

    I’m terrified at starting – would appreciate the help


  51. May 12, 2012 / 11:09 AM

    Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

  52. May 12, 2012 / 11:52 AM

    I have 2 wingback chairs, 3 sofas and an ottoman that I intend to slipcover this summer (1/2 of them Craigslist finds – woohoo!) I’ve even bought all the fabric already, but it’s something I’ve never done before so I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. See, that kitchen of mine you featured a while back, the one that opened it up to the rest of the downstairs, well, then it didn’t match the rest of the house! So, you know, I absolutely couldn’t have that, so I decided to redecorate all the adjoining rooms. On the budget I had leftover after the kitchen. Meaning zilch. I’m in way over my head! Winning that DVD would be really, really, really well-timed 🙂

  53. May 12, 2012 / 12:23 PM

    Oh my, this would be awesome, I’ve been wanting to slipcover my old couch for years now, or buy a new one, lol. This would satisfy both myself and the hubby!

  54. Anonymous
    May 12, 2012 / 12:34 PM

    Hi I’ve recently discovered your blog – it’s pure inspiration so thank you. I’m also a professional seamstress, so what am I waiting for?

  55. May 12, 2012 / 12:42 PM

    Would LOVE to win this! With kids in college, new furniture is a no-go. But slipcovers? That might give our old stuff some new life! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  56. Anonymous
    May 12, 2012 / 12:45 PM

    very talented! Hope I win!

  57. May 12, 2012 / 12:50 PM

    This is something I have always wanted to learn. I have attempted it twice with a not so go turnout.

  58. May 12, 2012 / 12:50 PM

    This is something I have always wanted to learn. I have attempted it twice with a not so go turnout.

  59. May 12, 2012 / 12:53 PM

    I just can’t believe that they are slipcovers. Shelley is amazing.

  60. May 12, 2012 / 12:53 PM

    I just can’t believe that they are slipcovers. Shelley is amazing.

  61. May 12, 2012 / 1:02 PM

    Slipcovering my ginormous red microfiber sectional (covered in kids & dog yuck) really needs to be done…this might help!

  62. May 12, 2012 / 1:09 PM

    I’m a beginner at sewing, but to say that I could use a bright & fun new slipcover is an understatement!! Those photos look awesome & if I had my own tutorial I just might attempt my own!!

  63. May 12, 2012 / 1:14 PM

    Oh My, What a great giveaway! I would love to win the DVD. Her work is impressive and it would be great to have the DVD as a resource.

  64. Anonymous
    May 12, 2012 / 1:19 PM

    It would be great to learn to do something that seems unapproachable now. Thanks!

  65. May 12, 2012 / 1:57 PM

    I’ve been wanting to try, but was too scared. I’d love to win and try to make my own slipcovers. Thanks.

  66. Michelle
    May 12, 2012 / 2:31 PM

    Perfect! I have a couch and loveseat just screaming for a makeover.

  67. May 12, 2012 / 2:55 PM

    Oh I have these hideous couches that my mother-in-law *lovingly* gave us. They’re older than my husband and myself, but we can’t get new couches since we have a baby on the way. I would LOVE to learn how to slipcover!

  68. May 12, 2012 / 3:03 PM

    I liked them on FB!

  69. May 12, 2012 / 3:03 PM

    I love her paisley rocker!

  70. May 12, 2012 / 3:51 PM

    I have 2 couches in great structural shape but the microfiber is in horrible shape. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. Thanks for the chance!

  71. May 12, 2012 / 3:56 PM

    I love the room she redid in gray and white… beautiful and sophisticated. The ottoman cover is my favorite project.

  72. May 12, 2012 / 4:22 PM

    Love you site. It’s one of 2 I check daily. 🙂 I have a couch and a chair calling my name….

  73. May 12, 2012 / 4:44 PM

    I really need this, have several pieces that need some attention!

  74. May 12, 2012 / 4:44 PM

    I really need this, have several pieces that need some attention!

  75. Karen Greer
    May 12, 2012 / 4:50 PM

    That’s awesome when a hobby turns into a business. I would love to learn to slipcover properly.

  76. May 12, 2012 / 6:33 PM

    What a sweet giveaway!

  77. May 12, 2012 / 6:33 PM

    I love the paisley ottoman and chair best!

  78. May 12, 2012 / 6:45 PM

    I would LOVE to have this DVD! I’ve been trying to get my courage up to make a slipcover for our cat-shredded loveseat. Shelley’s work is impeccable and inspiring. Great giveaway!

  79. Kylea J
    May 12, 2012 / 7:19 PM

    I have really been meaning to try out making slipcovers but it is daunting so this would be awesome!

  80. Anonymous
    May 12, 2012 / 7:38 PM

    My daughter loves to sew so I hope to win this for her.


  81. May 12, 2012 / 8:03 PM

    I’m planning to make slipcovers for several pieces of furniture, and I’m a bit skeeeered! 🙂 It would be soooo helpful to win this DVD!!!

  82. May 12, 2012 / 8:40 PM

    I almost threw out an old chair my dad gave me because I hate the fabric. There’s my project..sitting in the attic; I need the DVD for inspiration and courage.

  83. May 12, 2012 / 8:41 PM

    Love the Green Damask Chair makeover

  84. May 12, 2012 / 8:53 PM

    I’d love to slipcover every stinkin’ piece of furniture in my living room! Is that wrong??

    missashleigh at juno dot com

  85. May 12, 2012 / 9:03 PM

    We have an awesome, comfy couch that I would love to slipcover! This would be perfect!

  86. May 12, 2012 / 9:26 PM

    Count me in!!! Awesome giveaway

  87. May 12, 2012 / 9:28 PM

    I’m in love with Heather’s white camel back sofa slipcover. I’m so jealous!!!!

  88. May 12, 2012 / 10:07 PM

    What a great giveaway!

  89. May 12, 2012 / 10:33 PM

    I have 4 projects ready to re-do, I need this – lol!

  90. May 12, 2012 / 11:21 PM

    I have a new sewing machine that needs good project…I would love to win this

  91. May 12, 2012 / 11:26 PM

    I am in love with the vintage chenille bedspread covers

  92. May 13, 2012 / 12:16 AM

    Just saw a load of furniture at the thrift shop that could be redeemed w/the right slipcover!

  93. Mary
    May 13, 2012 / 12:19 AM

    I would love to win this.

  94. May 13, 2012 / 12:19 AM

    Love the white linen couch!

  95. Anonymous
    May 13, 2012 / 12:43 AM

    I have an ugly striped couch that could use a slipcover.
    mary m.

  96. Anonymous
    May 13, 2012 / 12:52 AM

    I have always wanted to learn this ART and have been so intimidated by it. Looks like Shelley makes it fun and beautiful for sure.

    Katherine S.

  97. May 13, 2012 / 12:52 AM

    Love the Ladies & Gentleman Damask Wingback Chairs

  98. May 13, 2012 / 1:12 AM

    I would love to learn!

  99. May 13, 2012 / 1:43 AM

    I have a couple of pieces I’d like to make slip covers for…but I’m too chicken to start on the project. I really need a tutorial first!

  100. May 13, 2012 / 2:06 AM

    I would love to win! Thanks for this giveaway.

  101. May 13, 2012 / 2:12 AM

    My favorite is the White Camel Back Project.

  102. May 13, 2012 / 2:24 AM

    I would love to learn how to do this. I have been too intimidated to try it.

  103. May 13, 2012 / 2:27 AM

    I have a chair of my hubby’s great aunt’s. I really need to do something with it. This would surely help 🙂 pam

  104. May 13, 2012 / 3:11 AM

    love to get the cd

  105. May 13, 2012 / 3:12 AM

    love the high back wing sofa…beautiful…just my style.

  106. May 13, 2012 / 3:35 AM

    Sounds super cool! I have a love seat that I’m going to want to do something with when my fiance and I find an apartment.

  107. May 13, 2012 / 3:39 AM

    Okay this is so awesome. My poor living room could really use a pick me up. All I need to do is learn how to make slip covers 🙂

  108. May 13, 2012 / 3:41 AM

    Well, I want everything on her site, but the green chevron ottoman slipcover is so awesome.

  109. May 13, 2012 / 3:44 AM

    My slipcover skills need help!

  110. May 13, 2012 / 4:48 AM

    I have a sofa I need to slipcover for sure!

  111. Anonymous
    May 13, 2012 / 4:58 AM

    I love slipcovered furniture. I hope I win the instructions. Delia

  112. May 13, 2012 / 8:43 AM

    I have a couch, that really needs a makeover 🙂

  113. May 13, 2012 / 1:45 PM

    This looks amazing! I love “redo” projects and I like to sew… wouldn’t mind having one of these videos!

  114. May 13, 2012 / 1:52 PM

    My couch and love seat so need some attention. I love her ideas!

  115. May 13, 2012 / 2:14 PM

    I’m decorating a vintage camper, I have 7 cushions to recover. Where do I start? I need this instructional badly 🙂

  116. May 13, 2012 / 3:01 PM

    Shelley has slipcovered so many pieces of furniture for my family that I cannot count them! I love the lady and gentleman chairs that she recovered a while ago.

  117. May 13, 2012 / 3:42 PM

    I love this! I have a great chair and matching bench still upholstered in 1970s orange. I’ve been wanting to recover it for years, but haven’t been willing to commit to one color. Slipcovers to the rescue!

  118. May 13, 2012 / 4:54 PM

    Hand is raised high! I need new covers on a budget!

  119. May 13, 2012 / 6:49 PM

    I am waiting for the school to finish so I have time to make two slipcovers for my couches!!! I never did something like this before but I am an adventurous… This DVD could save me time and money…

  120. May 13, 2012 / 7:16 PM

    I would love to learn to slipcover


  121. May 13, 2012 / 10:27 PM

    What a great giveaway! With two teens and 4 dogs and 1 husband – I would put the slipcovers to good use.

  122. May 13, 2012 / 10:28 PM

    My favorite slipcover is the turquoise one pictured on your blog.

  123. May 14, 2012 / 12:56 AM

    I could really use a slipcover tutorial!

  124. May 14, 2012 / 1:14 AM

    What an awesome giveaway!

  125. Anonymous
    May 14, 2012 / 2:37 AM

    I would love to know how to make slipcovers! That would be super nice! Tonya

  126. Michelle
    May 14, 2012 / 3:12 AM

    PERFECT post!! I have inherited a beautiful channel back wing chair from my husband’s side of the family. It’s a gorg. shade of apple green, but the seat cover has fallen apart. If I don’t win the giveaway, I’m still ordering the ebook! I think this would be an amazing skill. ~Michelle

  127. May 14, 2012 / 4:11 AM

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I hope you will stop by and enter my giveaway too. Hugs!

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