Category Archives: armchair slipcovers

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

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

This Tent and Tarp Canvas Makes the Best Slipcover

Big Duck Canvas Chair Slipcover

It doesn’t take much to completely change the look of your favorite slipcovered armchair.  A fabric update and a skirt redesign usually does the trick.

This project was a slipcover replacement for my customer Ali in Washington, DC. She sent me her original floral slipcover to be copied in #12 weight natural cotton canvas.

Her vision for her new cover? A classic look, versatile, durable and washable. That was easy to achieve with #12 weight canvas because it delivers all of that and then some.

Compared to regular 12 oz canvas, the #12 weight is tougher, smoother, stronger and less grainy. That’s because it’s made with 2-ply yarns and tightly woven. Designed for tents and tarps, this utility canvas also makes the best washable, long wearing slipcovers. You will love the price, too!

Be sure to follow my preshrink instructions to minimize wrinkles.

3 Reasons to Slipcover in Summer

Custom Chair Slipcovers Natural Denim

Mary does “summer dress” beautifully.

As soon as warm weather arrives she swaps out her cozy, plush winter decor for fresh, breezy items in a lighter color palette.

Sheer linen curtains replace dark winter drapes. A bouquet of homegrown lilacs take a front and center spot on her mantle. And, her new natural denim slipcovers brighten up her English roll arm chairs.

I got talking to Mary about her seasonal makeover ritual when I was pin fitting at her  home in Lowell, MI. Here are 3 reasons why summer slipcovers suit her lifestyle so well:

1. Instant refresh.  With slipcovers, Mary can create an entirely new look & feel in her living room for the warmer months. Then, when winter returns she can store her summer slips and enjoy the texture and darker colors of her upholstered pieces once again. It’s like having two sets of furniture!

2. Protective and practical. Durable, washable slipcovers are the best way to prolong the life of upholstery. Mary’s home is busy during the summer, welcoming family, friends and pets. Her slipcovers protect her furniture from harsh sunlight, dirt, sweat, spills and muddy little paws.  Who cares if they get dirty — they’re washable!

3. Provides cool comfort.  Cotton denim slipcovers feel cool to the touch, which is ideal for our hot and humid summers here in Michigan. Mary chose a light color and a washed, casual fit for her covers, a comfy combo for laid back summer living.

Want more summer slipcover inspiration? Check out my denim slips in white and natural.