Canvas made from 100% cotton, other natural fiber and cotton blends makes a casual, versatile slipcover. In my free Ebook, All About Canvas for Slipcovers, I feature many different types with useful facts and tips for picking the best one for your project.
One of my new favorites is Vintage Stone Washed Canvas in color Grey Stone, a cotton poly blend with a subtle distressed finish.
Stone wash gives this thick, durable fabric a soft, broken-in feel. Very comfy! The little bit of polyester content minimizes wrinkle.
For best results, preshrink this canvas to work out residual shrinkage. Washing & drying the yardage will also enhance the softness.
A awning stripe slipcover made for a big, old comfy chair. This piece is now ready for its new home on Lake Michigan. It’s hard to believe these are the same chairs!
To give the saggy back cushion new life, I detached it and refreshed the stuffing with polyester cluster fill. I also wrapped the seat cushion with poly upholstery batting to plump up the crown.
Fabric: Bridgewater Stripe in color Lake, a beautiful, grainy yarn-dyed cotton canvas by Roth & Tompkins.
Wingback chairs never go out of style. But upholstery color and patterns do. A versatile, neutral color slipcover can fix that!
For this custom-fit cover, my customer chose Carr Go Canvas in color Natural. It’s an 8 oz. cotton fabric that makes a light to medium weight slipcover and is dressier than utility canvas. Works best for pieces that get moderate use.
To create a smooth, tailored fit over the curved top (between the wings) I inserted a narrow panel. It bridges the front to the back without gathers or tucks.
A custom fit slipcover in woven stripe canvas gave my customer’s outdated wing back a big dose of cottage charm. Just look at that cheerful palette of blues!
I fell in love with this fabric the moment it arrived at my workroom. 100% cotton, washable, substantial and soft designed with an easy to live with stripe pattern. It’s a natural for creating casual slipcovers when you want something a little more special than basic canvas.
Fabric: Victoria stripe in color Lagoon by Roth & Tompkins.
Cotton canvas with a twist. Now we’re talking!
My customer, Barb, and I are over the moon with this Bayside canvas by Roth Tompkins. It’s a variation on a classic weave perfect for cottage-style decor.
What makes this cloth different from basic cotton canvas? More texture, much softer hand-feel, fewer wrinkles and a wonderful high-low color effect that reminds me of worn denim.
This fabric works best for medium weight slipcovers that get moderate use.
Slipcovered in washed Bayside canvas, Barb’s old Sherrill chair now has the same relaxed look as her Bridgewater stripe wing back slipcovers and natural denim sofa slipcover.