Friday, October 26, 2007

Sunbrella Fabric for the Recent Slipcover Project

Jo Ellen in St Louis purchased the Sunbrella fabric for her sofa slipcover from
Shasta at

It did not have much give, but was easy to sew with.

There are other fabrics out there that have the same inherent protection, but Sunbrella guarantees their product as long as you follow the guidelines.


Thursday, October 25, 2007


HI Karen

I thought I made my posting id to be Tessy OH but it is showing Cozy cottage slipcovers. How do I change this?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Job in St Louis

Recent job that I did in St Louis in September.
It was out of Sunbrella Fabric

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Whining about (lack of) pinning speed

Pinning on-site... I'm too d@mn slow!! It takes FOREVER, I HATE IT. I'm so frustrated. I feel like crying. I ended up using a weird combination today of double-on-half and single-on-whole just to get out of there, HOPING I can duplicate the single parts later.

How do Calico Corner contractors pin more than one piece a day? How do they get in and out so fast?

Also, for the first time a finished slipcover with my default zipper (to the skirt welt only, not through) DIDN'T FIT a chair with T-cushion and big puffy back! Very embarrassing, folded it up and promised to make it all better.

Did I mention I feel like crying?