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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Slipcover Canvas FAQ

Grey Cotton Poly Canvas for Slipcovers

Cotton-poly canvas slipcover color Dove for my customer’s Neo Bensen sectional.

Canvas, also referred to as duck, is a strong, plain weave fabric. Made from cotton, linen, hemp or blended with polyester, canvas makes a versatile and family-friendly slipcover.

Is it the right choice for your project? Below I answer your most frequently asked questions about one of the most popular slipcover fabrics. Continue reading