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About slipcovermaker

I'm Karen, The Slipcover Maker. I make custom slipcovers inspired by casual, comfy living spaces and natural fabrics.

Fabric Pattern Mixing with Slipcovers

Fritz Cotton Linen Custom Slipcover

Putting together a harmonious combination of fabric patterns and furnishings comes naturally to artist and painter Mary Bommarito.

So it’s no surprise her new stripe slipcovers look right at home with her cabbage rose rug, botanical print pillows and grain sack-like upholstered pieces.

For this project, I used washed Richloom Fritz Persimmon. This understated stripe in rustic cotton linen is big on texture and rich color. It mixes easily with florals, geometrics, large scale stripes and small checks.  Continue reading

How Long Will My Slipcover Last?

Durable Slipcover Sectional SlipcoverHello everyone! In today’s post I want to answer your most frequently asked questions about slipcover longevity:

  • How many years will my slipcover fabric hold up?
  • Can a slipcover made in the most durable fabric be washed every month, or more frequently, and still maintain its fit and function?

Now, I can talk your ear off about washable slipcover fabrics — which weaves and weights are most durable under normal wear and tear, what to expect in terms of shrinkage and wrinkle and how the fabric looks & feels after washed. I even include a “best used for…” recommendation in my reviews of favorite washable fabrics.

But, what I can’t tell you is exactly how long your slipcover fabric will last. In fact, fabric manufactures and retailers don’t have the answer either. Here’s why… Continue reading

White Slipcovers Unify Multiple Seating Areas in this Charming Living Room

White Denim Armchair SlipcoverMy customer got lucky with this estate sale treasure. English rolled arms, feather cushions, turned legs and good bones. This, my friends, is an ideal chair for a slipcover makeover.

Keep reading to see the before and take a tour of Nellie’s charming living room. You’ll love how she uses white slipcovers and blue + green accessories to unify her different furniture styles for multiple seating areas.  Continue reading

Replacement Slipcovers for Lake Michigan Living

Natural Fabrics for SlipcoversReady-made replacement slipcovers, if you can find them, are usually limited to a few solid colors in canvas or denim. That’s not so bad unless your vision is all about pattern, texture and color.

One of best things about having replacement slipcovers custom-made is you can get the look and feel you’ve been dreaming about. That’s what my Leland, MI customer did. She sent me several slipcovers to copy and chose a cottage-y fabric mix of striped canvas, floral print and washed linen. Here are a few of the finished pieces and what she had to say about her new covers:

“I set out to find slipcovers for furniture I felt wasn’t ready to be replaced. I discovered The Slipcover Maker website, and I’m so glad I did!!  Karen not only walked me through selecting fabric she went above and beyond when I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. The process was easy, fast, and the covers turned out better than I could have ever expected!!  I have recommended Karen’s service to no less than ten people already!  The product is perfect and the service was even better!!  You are the best!!  Thank you!”

To see some of the before photos from this project visit my Replacement Slipcover board on Pinterest.

Slipcover in Roth Tompkins Summer's Night

Bridgewater Stripe Replacement Slipcovers