NEEDLE & SHEARS vs DESIGNER WORKSHOP

 

Designer workshops - You select a fabric and style options.  They pick up the furniture and deliver when its done.  And charge you lots of money.

 

Needle & Shears - You select a fabric and slipcover style and place your order on-line.  Then you take pictures and measurements of your furniture and we do the rest.  Same quality, fit and style but a lot less money.  You measure and save.

SLIPCOVERS ARE NOT ALL THE SAME

 

Slipcovers can be loose fitting ready-made or semi-custom fitted or totally custom fit and styled. The cost, fit and style of your slipcover depends on the type of slipcover you buy.  Knowing the difference can save you time and money and insure that you get what you want.

Ready-Made and Semi-Custom Fitted

Fit

Made to fit a range of  sizes - one cushion, two cushion, etc.  and a basic furniture shape. Often made from stretchy fabric with ties, Velcro tabs or elastic  to take up the slack. Requires tucking to conform to the shape of the furniture. .Semi-custom fit slipcovers are made from generic patterns used for ready-made covers but are sized to custom length, width and height dimensions. They use also use ties and velcro  tabs to take up slack.

Style

One style only, no style options available, limited fabric selection.

Quality

Mass-market construction. Budget fabrics to keep cost and sale price low.

Price

Prices start at under $100.

Where to Buy

Available at discount stores and on-line.

When to Use

This type of cover-up is good when you need fast and inexpensive protection for your furniture.

Designer Workshop, Pin-To-Fit

Fit

Made using pin-to-fit method - Fabric is draped over the furniture and cut on the furniture. This results in the slipcover is not being symmetrical - the right side does not match the left side. Fabric is pulled out of shape and the seams are not uniform which could result in the fabric twisting and seams fraying after washing.  This method also requires more fabric and increases your cost.

Style

Wide range of design options: skirt styles, covered welt accents, mix & match fabrics. Offerings depend on the skills and talents of the workshop.

Quality

Fabric is dependent on the shops inventory.  Or you may need to provide your own fabric. Construction quality is dependent  on the skills and experience of the shop.

Price

Prices is based on labor and fabric. Pricing can start at $200 for labor only.  Fabric pricing can range $15 to $50+ per yard an average arm chair requires 5 - 7 yards or more depending on the fabric.

Where to Buy

Local workshops in your area

When to Use

Use this type of slipcover when you want a well fitted slipcover to restore or change the look of your furniture.

Needle and Shears

Fit

Our slipcovers are made from custom patterns created from your photos and measurements. The result is a well fitted slipcover that follows the form of your furniture. Using a pattern rather than the traditional pin-to-fit method (see above) insures that the slipcover is symmetrical   - the left side matches the right side. the seams are a uniform width throughout  and the fabric is not pulled out of shape.  Preventing fraying and twisting after washing.

Style

Pick from a variety  of  slipcover styles featuring several skirt options - simple, inverted corner pleats or gathered and lengths as well as covered welt accents. And, a large selection of fabrics to choose from.

Quality

Our fabric selection includes a large variety of high quality designer fabrics to meet our customer's needs from 100% linen to durable indoor / outdoor fabrics. Quality constructed by experienced designers and seamstresses with nearly 20 years of experience. Meticulous attention to details, extra wide and  overlocked (serged) seams to reduce fraying and zipper closures. Patterns are created using Computer Aided Design software  for  precise fit.

Price

Price includes fabric and labor for body and cushion covers.  Prices is based on the size, slipcover style and fabric you select.  Price  starts at $230, fabric and labor, for armchair. slipcover with separate zippered cushion cover.

Where to Buy

Easy on-line ordering

When to Use

If you want designer workshop style and quality at an affordable price.

Questions?

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