Make Your Own Beautiful Slipper Chair Slipcover

Slipper Chair Slipcover in White Denim

White denim slipper chair cover by The Slipcover Maker

The slipper chair. You might know this little upholstered armless piece as an accent chair. I think of it as the everywhere chair.

Thanks to it’s universal design and small footprint the slipper chair has become a favorite for  extra seating in living rooms, bedrooms, reading nooks, guest rooms, hotel lobbies, waiting rooms and offices.

And, for you DIY home decorators, it’s one of the easiest chairs to update with a custom slipcover. Yes, you can make it yourself! At the bottom of this post you’ll find several helpful tutorials to get your started.

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Slipcover Design: How to Handle Outer Arm Seams

Slipcover Natural Denim for Armchair

An outer arm seam sits high or low on the side of the rolled arm. It runs from the front arm to the back corner seam. Some are barely noticeable while others have welt cord or decorative topstitching.

I’m frequently asked about OA seams:  Are they necessary? What is the correct placement? Why do some slipcovers have them and others don’t?

In this post I share examples of slipcovers I’ve designed with and without outer arm seams. Here’s the scoop on when, why and how I do it.  Continue reading

10 Favorite Awning Stripes for Slipcovers

Awning Stripe Ottoman Slipcover

Large scale woven stripes are some of my favorites for slipcovers. I’m especially drawn to classic awning patterns in colors inspired by ocean, sand and sky.

The look is casual, cottage-y and celebrates summer.

In an effort to beat the heat today I thought I’d dive into my cool blue stripe archives and share my list of personal faves along with how a few of them look made up in washable covers. These fabrics are for indoor use only.

Enjoy and stay cool everybody!

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