There is one type of slipcover I’m drawn to more than any other custom cover. It’s made from fabric that makes me feel happy and at home every time I walk into the room. And, it continues to be my true-blue favorite year after year no matter the trends.
Meet my slipcover soulmate: a comfy rolled arm chair (or chaise) covered in washed, cotton ticking. The look is classic, timeless, Americana and Euro chic all in one.
I never grow tired of this dependable, versatile stripe. Ticking is always relevant when you need a stand alone fabric design in the room or an additional layer of subtle pattern. It’s an easy going, friendly mixer I like having around.
For this project, I updated Malorie & Mike’s pair of Wesley Hall faded velveteen chairs and ottoman using Covington Woven Ticking in color navy and natural.
At first I was reluctant to use this medium weight ticking to cover plush upholstery. It’s not the heavy weight I prefer. I’m still on the search for that. But it worked surprisingly well for a washable slipcover because it has 4 things going for it:
- The stripe pattern is woven in the cloth (not printed on the surface).
- The fabric is a strong twill weave (not a loose canvas weave).
- The weave is dense and tightly constructed.
- It’s a 100% cotton and, yes, it’s washable.
Now that I’ve introduced you to my slipcover soulmate, what’s yours? For more ticking inspiration check out my Stripe Slipcovers page on Pinterest.