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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.

Inspiring Natural Denim Slipcovers

Inspiring Natural Denim SlipcoversHello everyone! How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about all of you here in the U.S., and abroad, and hope you are staying healthy and are in good spirits as you adjust to your new norm.

I’ve been staying busy with a variety of personal and business projects here at home in Michigan. I’m an idea hamster and need to stay creative!

Since my workroom is temporarily closed I don’t have any new slipcover makeovers to share. But I want to inspire you just the same.

I thought it would be fun to look back at custom slipcovers I’ve created in natural denim. Transforming armchairs and sofas with this classic favorite never grows old. And, the results always make my customers very happy.

I hope these before and after photos bring you a little cheer and spark ideas for refreshing your worn & loved furniture this season. Enjoy! Continue reading

5 Slipcover Tips for Updating a Classic Loveseat

Upholstered Loveseat Before Slipcover

Isn’t this loveseat a cutie? I’m not sure if my customer, Tamara, purchased it secondhand or it was already in her family. What I do know is she looked past the outdated features and saw potential in the solid frame, classic design, and comfortable cushions.

The only thing this piece needed was a slipcover makeover with fabric and design details that worked with her farmhouse-style living space.

Here are the five things I updated to give Tamara’s loveseat the style boost she envisioned. Continue reading

Best Quality & Most Beautiful Hemp Fabrics for Slipcovers

Hemp Fabrics for SlipcoversHemp is my favorite natural fiber for home textile items. It’s versatile, comfortable and beautiful. I’ve been using hemp fabrics for years to make my own kitchen towels, napkins, roman shades, curtains, pillow covers, bedding and slipcovers.

Good quality hemp canvas, twill and herringbone have a similar look and feel to linen but I’ve found hemp has more character and it’s stronger, which makes it long wearing. It also has less give than linen.

As far as undyed colors go you can’t beat hemp’s natural hues ranging from semi-bleached  creamy white to oatmeal and dark taupe.

Recently, I tested four new hemp fabrics that are ideal for washable slipcovers. If you like the look of a casual linen slipcover but want more durability, I think you will love these options. Let’s take a look. Continue reading