A request for a washed, navy blue linen slipcover is a sure sign of spring!
For this project I updated Roz’s vintage channel back chair with Brazil, a 100% linen in color navy blue 6 from InstaLinen. Brazil is offered in different shades of navy but no. 6 is my favorite. I love this dark inky color. It has just the right amount of black to make it a classic navy.
I’ve worked with Brazil several times and it never fails to impress. It’s a 12 oz. that is weighty and offers good coverage over worn upholstery. The after washed look is beautiful! I rarely press this linen after I pre-shrink it (you can, but don’t have to). It comes out of the dryer with a soft dimpled texture and floppy drape — like a quality linen should — but never any hard wrinkles. Be sure to follow my pre-shrink instructions.
Roz’s vision for her new slipcover was casual with a tailored fit….and a little pleated skirt, which I will be adding. Cute! That’s easy to achieve with this type of linen. It’s versatile and works well for many different slipcover designs.
Want to learn more about linen? Check out my article, 4 Things to Look for When Choosing Slipcover Linen.
I had a burst of color and pattern in my workroom last week. My customer’s pair of Welsey Hall armchairs and ottoman came in for a slipcover makeover in a cheery gingham check. Fabric: Roth & Tompkins Chester Gingham, color Sienna/Wheat.
They are going to look so pretty next her family room sofa and chair slipcovers in cream linen cotton that I made last year.
A custom-ft slipcover in charcoal cotton-poly canvas for my Kalamazoo customer, Andrea. It’s just what her Pottery Barn chair needed to look new again. Farewell old brown slipcover!
Fabric for this project: 12 oz. cotton-poly canvas, color charcoal. Look closely and you will see a subtle two-tone color effect. Love that!
This durable canvas is made with 11% polyester, which softens the wrinkle and adds strength. It takes on a wonderful relaxed French Laundered look after it’s washed. It has a more upscale, substantial look than basic cotton canvas.
Great for family-friendly, washable slipcovers that get moderate to heavy traffic.
Worn upholstery isn’t sending this well-made chair to the landfill anytime soon. Carolyn opted for a custom slipcover to keep it in service a while longer. A good idea since this family-favorite piece is still sturdy and comfy.
For this project I used 12 oz. cotton bull denim in color Mushroom from Big Duck Canvas. Denim makes the best casual, washable, put your feet up type of slipcover.
In keeping with the relaxed look & feel of the fabric, I pin fit over the fussy upholstered details at rolled top sides and front arms with simple, flat panels. Instant update!
Tip: be sure to pre-shrink any cotton denim you choose for your slipcover even if it’s labeled “Preshrunk” or “Prewashed”. Follow my instructions for best results.
Hello everyone! I’m kicking-off the new year with this fun slipcover makeover. It’s mod, happy and chic all rolled into one!
Nancy wanted to update her 12 year old pair of Arhaus chairs with an entirely new look. Her love for artful design drew her to this whimsical squiggle pattern by Richloom.
This fabric didn’t require matching, which is a plus when making slipcovers that have a lot of curved seams. I outlined the silhouette with black twill welt and banded the bottom. Transformation accomplished!