I have 41 3/4 years of experience making custom fitted slipcovers. During those years I also did reupholstering for 29 years.
In 2004, when my husband retired, we relocated from New Hampshire to Hudson Fl., where I started a new slip covering business.
Within the last 10 years, I
have written two books, how-to create custom pin-fitted
slipcovers, published by
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, Pa.
The first book titled: Marge’s Custom Slipcovers; Easy
to Make & Snug Fitting was released March 28, 2013.
The second book, More Custom Slipcovers was
released April 2015 and will include chapters on
slipcovering a round bar stool padded cover,
channel back chair, barrel chairs with attached seats,
wing chairs, a recliner, throw pillows & more,
pillow shams, boxed chair cushions, & much more.
My custom pinning method eliminates the muslin and
paper pattern-making process, saving precious time
while achieving a tighter, more attractive fit.
Back to book one, this edition includes special sections on how to install zippers, decking, and tips on how to add height to and restyle arms on furniture. Snug-fit, easy-to-make custom slipcovers fit so well that furniture looks brand new.
To order an autographed copies see my
My slip covering services include: porch/patio cushions, sofas, chairs, loveseats, throw pillows, shams, duvet covers, daybed covers, valances, cornice boards and drapes. I also cut foam to replace old foam in cushions. My service also includes, showing fabric samples in your home and helping you with color matching and pattern coordination.
Most pieces of furniture can be custom pin fitted in your home.
My service area includes towns within 40 miles of Hudson, Fl.
My sewing skills started with Mom teaching me to sew, when I was about five years old and before grade school. I remember well, my first task was learning to thread a needle and hand sew scraps of cloth together, leftover from her sewing projects. After that I learned the art of pumping the old treadle sewing machine. Learning how to tread the needle and wind the bobbin was a nescessity. Oh yes, keeping the fingers away from that sharp needle was important too. I practiced sewing on scraps of fabric.
Once I could finally sew a straight line, that passed Mom’s inspection, I tackled my first sewing project, an apron. From the apron I graduated on to bigger and harder things, like the simple skirt and then on to blouses.
In high school, my Home Economics teacher guided me in the making of my first tailored suit. All through school I made most of my own clothes, in addition to helping Mom with some of the family sewing. I was a 4-H Junior leader in sewing for about 3 years.
After marriage I taught myself to upholster, I began by recovering a rust colored sleeper sofa that didn’t match our other furniture. With screwdriver and pliers in hand I removed and numbered each piece of fabric. Using these pieces as a pattern, I cut out a new cover. Starting with the highest numbered piece, I began attaching them to the sofa with a hand stapler.
A week later, I proudly admired my “new” sleeper sofa. Over the next few months, I reupholstered the rest of the furniture in our home.
During the early years I taught my self to slipcover and have perfected a technique that achieves the upholstered look.
The rest, as they say, is history. Thanks for stopping in and taking a look.
Owner - Operator of
Marge's Custom Slipcovers
727 868 3898
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