Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Furniture Makeover: How To Slipcover DVD Giveaway!!


Today you're in for a really special crafty treat: a chance to win a How To Slipcover DVDEveryone has had a piece of furniture they wished they could redo or update at some point - if you're like me (have kids, pets or other mess making entities) this will include the bulk of your soft furniture.  Mass produced covers never seem to fit quite right or come in the right fabrics.  But doing a professional looking cover on something like a chair or couch can be a pretty daunting DIY project for even the craftiest of people.  Until now.

Shelley, of Slipcovers By Shelley, is a mom who taught herself how to slipcover and from her experience has built up a successful slipcovering business.  And she knows her stuff - check out some of these amazing transformations she's done -

Blah, lumpy, sectional couch before:

Sleek and tailored after:

Plain muslin Rocking Glider before:

Chic & stylish damask after: 

Ho-hum oval ottoman before: 

Cute pleated skirt after:

So amazing!!  Her "How to Slipcover Video" walks you through the basics of slipcovering and gives you the skills to slipcover just about anything.  Shelley is self taught and learned through trial and error over the past 11 years so she's sharing her techniques, tips and shortcuts so the rest of us can do it too.   Her dvd is available for purchase here.  But today we've got a special giveaway:


Shelley is giving away a copy of her How To Slipcover DVD (worth $45) to one lucky Sew Can Do reader!  

I really wish I could enter this giveaway myself - I would love to be able to do furniture makeovers like these!  Here's how to get your chance to win:


To Enter:

Leave a comment telling about the first thing you ever sewed (or would like to sew if you haven't already).   Be sure to include an email address if it's not on your profile.

Get Additional Entries (leave a separate comment for each one):
- Like Custom Slipcovers By Shelley on Facebook
- Follow Custom Slipcovers By Shelley's blog  
- Follow Sew Can Do
- Like Sew Can Do on Facebook
- Link to this giveaway on your blog or Facebook

The giveaway IS CLOSED will be open until 11:59pm EST on November 22nd, 2011.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced the following weekend.  Good luck everyone!

105 comments:

  1. I have been sewing since the 5th grade I can't remember my first project but I can tell you the first thing I would slipcover!! The chair I picked up for free off the side of the road yesterday!!! I would LOVE to win!! Thank you for the chance.

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  2. I am a follower of Shelley's blog. What a talented lady!!

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  3. Are you tired of me leaving comments? Can you tell I would love to win?? I am posting this on my FB page!

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  4. The first thing I ever sewed were litle stuffed Christmas ornaments... I was 10, and I "invented" the pattern myself. Huge stitches, hehe. :)

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  5. My first project where a pair of courtains for my little sister.
    I would like to win since I've been planing to slipcover some furniture at my house for a while.
    vanessamedinat@hotmail.com

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  6. I'm a follower of Sew Can Do. Thanks!

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  7. The very first time I sewed I was 4 years old and made one heck of a pot holder~

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  8. I've been sewing a little since I was in elementary school. I think I helped my mom make some clothes for my doll.

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  9. I think the first thing I sewed was Easter baskets for my sons.
    Thank you!

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  10. The first thing I ever sewed was a simple bag with a pull string when I was eleven. I still use it.
    Connie
    familyeternally@yahoo.com

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  11. I am your follower!
    Connie
    familyeternally@yahoo.com

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  12. I am following Shelly's blog now.
    Connie
    familyeternally@yahoo.com

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  13. I posted this giveaway on my blog sidebar.
    Connie
    familyeternally@yahoo.com

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  14. I can't remember my first sewing project, but I've always made curtains and drapes for the homes I've lived in.

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  15. I started following your blog today.

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  16. Already follow Shelley's blog and have for quite a while.

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  17. The first thing I ever sewed was a shirt for my barbie... what was I thinking?? Let say I ended up trying to fix things with the glue gun.. haha!

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  18. I'm a follower of Shellys blog... LOVE!

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  19. I'm now a follower of Sew Can Do-

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  20. The first thing I ever sewed was a pillow in middle school home economics class.

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  21. I Liked Slipcovers by Shelley on Facebook.

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  22. I followed Shelley's blog with Google Reader.

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  23. I have been a follower of Sew Can Do with Google Reader.

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  24. I have Liked Sew Can Do on Facebook.

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  25. Am thrilled to have found your blog! So excited to become a follower today.

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  26. My first sewing project was a zippered pillow cover, 13 years ago. I have since made all of my window treatments ( roman blinds, pinch pleat draperies, cafe curtains, valances...). Have always wanted to... but been afraid to try slipcovers. Thanks to Sew Can Do and Shelley's blog, am now going to do it!

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  27. The first thing I ever sewed was ponytail holders with my aunt, but I was a child. My most recent project was the blanket and throw pillows for my daughters nursery!

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  28. I "Like" Custom Slipcovers By Shelley on FB!

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  29. I've been sewing since I was very young (6 or 7) so I can't remember what I sewed first, but it was probably something for a doll. Maybe a blanket.

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  30. I follow Shelly's blog through Google Reader!

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  31. I follow your blog through GR also!

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  32. My first sewing project was hemming my pants...I'm 5'1" and learned to sew out of necessity! :)

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  33. I made a wind sock in 7th grade TLC!!

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  34. The first thing I ever sewed was a hand stitched hessian pot mitt for my grandmother, I think I was 5 years old. My mum helped me of course!
    I would sooooo love to win, I have some dreadful couches that are in desperate need of slipcovers!

    helenwium (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. I like 'Slipcovers by Shelley on Facebook

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  36. The first thing I sewed was a pair of slippers for myself. I was in elementary school and they weren't very good, but I was proud of myself. laurenkbowen@yahoo.com

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  37. The first thing I can remember sewing for myself was a pant/jumper outfit in gr 5 or 6. Made of knit, I was so proud of it I even wore it for picture day.

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  38. I made rail fence quilt at a workshop in my hometown designed for kids... My mom gave it to me as a gift. I need to recover my sofa in a bad way.

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  39. I've been sewing since I was five, but I do remember the first project I made all by myself - a stuffed cat made out of a red sock, with button eyes and a yarn tail. I still have it somewhere, only because my mother saved it for me.

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  40. The first thing I ever sewed was a stuffed cat when I was 6.

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  41. the first thing i remember sewing was a softie i made with my grandma when i was very young. i am in the midst of recovering thrift furniture for my living room and would love to win the dvd!

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  42. My first sewing project was a doll.

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  43. I have just recently learned to sew, i started making dresses for my daughter and ties for my boys! slip covers look like fun what a great way to spice up a room!

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  44. The first thing I remember sewing was my Easter dress in the 5th grade! I was so proud to wear the girly pink, ruffle dropwaist dress to church! pjwaite1@comcast.net

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  45. The first thing I made was a doll quilt with a neighbor lady across the street...my girls play with it now. What a great memory!

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  46. I follow Custom Slipcovers by Shelley on FB!

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  47. I follow Custom Slipcovers by Shelley's blog...love it!

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  48. I made a simple rag blanket, I think it's called? Still learning to sew and I've started my slipcovers but I need help! This DVD would be awesome!

    katielovesnewyork@gmail.com

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  49. I started making my own clothes when I was an early teenager and sewed clothes for my children when they were little. I have had a go at re-covering the foam seats of chairs but never the whole suite. Shortly I will be shopping for second hand furniture for my daughter when she finds her own flat so this DVD could be handy for smartening up old pieces.

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  50. I took a sewing class in high school and made a prom dress, but I'm trying to make a douvet cover right now!

    bking255@gmail.com

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  51. I've like Sew Can do on Facebook!

    bking255@gmail.com

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  52. I've like Slip Covers by Shelly on Facebook!

    bking255@gmail.com

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  53. It's on my Facebook!

    bking255@gmail.com

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  54. I've like Sew Can do on blogger!

    bking255@gmail.com

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  55. I need this DVD! I have one chair I keep trying to slipcover and can't quite get it right! The first thing I sewed... despite lacking skills, I did always dabble in needlework as a kid. I think it was an apron for Home Ec.

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  56. The first thing I ever sewed was a wrap skirt (back in the early 90s). I would love to know how to slipcover :)
    P.S. I just emailed you about advertising on your site for my sewing patterns for women and children.
    Jenny
    www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com

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  57. The first thing I ever sewed was a little tiny blanket for a school project. I must have been in about 3rd grade then. I would LOVE to win this DVD. I have been eyeing it for some time.

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  58. I follow Shelley on her blog through google reader.
    jkmiller2002@yahoo.com

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  59. The first thing I sewed that I can remember was a simple teddy bear made from two pieces- no pattern. I used my granny's old hand cranked singer sewing machine.

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  60. I liked Sew can do on facebook too

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  61. I also liked shelley's custom covers on facebook - this DVD looks like exactly what I need!!

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  62. I hadn't sewn since high school but slipcovered a huge sleep sofa in grad school. It turned out pretty well.

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  63. Can't recall my first sewing project, but this summer I transformed a $15 sofa and matching $10 loveseat with drop cloth slipcovers and they turned out great.

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  64. The first thing I sewed was a patchwork pillow. Loved it!

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  65. I've been following Shelley's blog. She does amazing work!

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  66. My first project was some pajama pants in 6th grade!

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  67. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway. I have been wanting to slipcover our terrible hand-me-down couch but am not sure how to start at all! This DVD would be an amazing blessing. :)

    Anyway, first project! Well, I sewed a lot as a kid, but I don't really remember what I made. However, I recently started quilting, and the first quilting project I did was a baby quilt for my friend's newborn girl. :D I love being able to make useful things! Sewing is really empowering.

    Thanks again for the giveaway. :)

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  68. I am a follower of your blog through google reader. :)

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  69. I am a follower of Shelley's blog, also through google reader. :)

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  70. I liked Shelley's facebook page!

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  71. And last (but definitely not least!), I have liked Sew Can Do on facebook as well!

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  72. I follow Shelley's blog on Google reader.

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  73. Following Sew Can Do on Google Reader!

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  74. My first sewing project that I can remember was sewing a bed for my doll by hand. My first slipcover project will be a pair of wingback chairs that I just got from CL!

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  75. My first project was doll clothes. I'm currently tackling slip covers for a chair, ottoman, and sofa.

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