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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.

7 Things That Make a Fabric Print Ideal for Slipcovers

Have you ever shopped for home decor prints online and completely got caught up in the thrill of the hunt?

If you have, you know how much fun it is to click through dozens hundreds of colorful fabric designs and envision how each one would look in a slipcover.

Before you know it several hours have flown by and your list of favorites is a mile long. Florals, geometrics, foliage, paisleys, ikats, stripes, checks, stripes and more. Who knew there were so many gorgeous possibilities!

Finding prints you like is fairly easy. But narrowing down your selection to just one is the tricky part. Why? Continue reading

How-To Create a Fitted Slipcover for a Cushy Curvy Chair

Club Chair Custom Slipcover Natural Denim

A rounded back, curved inner back, puffy rolled top and deep tufts. These cozy features on Roxanne’s well-loved arm chair have stood the test time.

Her old chair is still sturdy and very comfortable. Never mind the faded, outdated upholstery. When a chair has good bones, comfy support and classic design the sky’s the limit on updating the look.

Roxanne’s vision for her chair:  clean, bright and versatile. She went with a fitted slipcover in natural denim.

Fitted? How in the world do you get fabric to snug smoothly over all of those cushy curves? Continue reading

The Best Faded, Streaked and Worn Slipcover Fabric

Old Worn Denim Slipcover

Anthea sent me her old denim loveseat cover to duplicate in canvas. Not just any ole canvas. She chose a heavyweight, durable cotton-poly blend with a vintage stonewashed finish.

The results: a wonderfully rustic slipcover for her family cabin in Vermont. It’s going to look right at home next to the big stone fireplace, log walls and wide plank wood floors.

If you’ve never slipcovered with stonewashed canvas you might be wondering what’s so special about this faded and streaked fabric.
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Making Your Own Slipcover? Try These Easy-To-Sew Fabrics

Favorite Easy To Sew FabricsStitching through multiple layers of heavy weight fabric on a home sewing machine can be frustrating if not impossible.

Your machine chokes, thread gets tangled up and the needle breaks….over and over again. The start and stop process is maddening. You’re ready to give up on making your own slipcover.

I know exactly how you feel. Been there done that. But, don’t give up!  Continue reading