How We Work

Custom Fabric Slipcovers

THE COVER STORY is a wholesale slipcover contractor for independent furniture retailers, fabric stores, upholstery workrooms and designers. We have serviced the wholesale trade for more than 40 years in the Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Country areas.

How We Work

THE COVER STORY has two programs available for all customers:

FABRIC and LABOR- An easy to use plan where customers can choose from more than 35 machine washable fabrics in our inventory.


If the customer decides to use their own fabric, but would like the slipcover to be machine washable, the fabric must be pre-washed before the slipcover can be cut. THE COVER STORY can wash the customer's fabric for $2.00 per yard. We do not guarantee the washed fabric.

When a fabric is selected, either from our inventory or the customers own material (COM) we will call the customer to schedule a cutting appointment. Please note that with a COM order we will not schedule a cutting appointment until we receive the fabric or have been notified that the customer has the fabric.

Once an appointment is scheduled, one of our cutters then goes to the customers home to pin, fit and cut the fabric right on the furniture (the furniture remains in the customers home throughout the slipcover process).

The pattern is then taken to our factory where it is table-trimmed and sewn. After the slipcover is sewn, we arrange an installation date with the customer.

The entire slipcover process generally takes 2-4 weeks from start to finish once the job is cut.