Are you making your own slipcover or hiring a pro? Either way there are several things to decide on before you begin your project to ensure best results. Here are 20 tips that will help you plan for slipcover success. Continue reading
I love the look of white slipcovers. They brighten up a space and are super versatile. I can easily live with them year round.
My customer, Nellie, loves them, too. Every piece of her furniture (including the sofa above) in her living room and family room is covered with white slips. And, she has five kids and a dog!!
I’ve worked with many different white fabrics over the years and I always return to my favorite denims and canvas. They are heavy weight, densely woven and washable. All of them provide very good coverage over most upholstery colors and textures.
I also found an 8 oz. cotton chino twill in white that I really like for medium weight slipcovers. I share the link further down in this post.
When choosing a white fabric make sure it’s durable and has a stable weave so it can be washed on a regular basis (at least 3 times per year) without pilling, developing weak spots or shrinking excessively.
Here are my favorite washable white slipcover fabrics: Continue reading
The fun part about making your own custom slipcover is you can trim it however you like. Welt cord is the most popular seam detail but it’s not a must-have. Get creative! Here are seven welt cord alternatives to explore. Continue reading