Category Archives: canvas slipcovers

Tailored Slipcovers for Vintage Ethan Allen Chairs

Vintage Ethan Allen Chair

When you shop secondhand furniture stores do you tend to walk past the pieces with outdated upholstery?

If you do, you might be missing out on something special. Like this pair of well-made, barely used Ethan Allen armchairs that Virginia found. Whoo-hoo! 

She chose these chairs for their clean lines, sturdy frame and comfy support knowing a slipcover would easily hide the 1998 garden motif.

Virginia was spot on. Her vintage chairs turned out to be the perfect candidates for a slipcover makeover. Let’s take a look at the pretty transformation. Continue reading

Slipcover Canvas FAQ

Grey Cotton Poly Canvas for Slipcovers

Cotton-poly canvas slipcover color Dove for my customer’s Neo Bensen sectional.

Canvas, also referred to as duck, is a strong, plain weave fabric. Made from cotton, linen, hemp or blended with polyester, canvas makes a versatile and family-friendly slipcover.

Is it the right choice for your project? Below I answer your most frequently asked questions about one of the most popular slipcover fabrics. Continue reading

How I Slipcovered This Tricky Attached Back Chair

Arhaus Chair Before Slipcover MakeoverFiguring out the best way to slipcover this attached back chair was a puzzle at first.

Should I detach the two back cushions and replace them with one loose slipcovered cushion?  Or, if I leave the cushions attached should I cover them separately? Or, cover them as one?

I chewed on those questions for several days after receiving Priscilla’s photos of her Arhaus chair. And, even then I wasn’t coming up with a definite answer!

The problem was I couldn’t tell from her pictures if it was feasible to remove the back cushions. Some pillow-style back cushions should not be detached. Read why. I also couldn’t get a sense of how deep the tuck-ins were at the side and bottom or how they were shaped.

When the chair arrived at my workroom I was able to pull and poke at those cushions from every direction. I could see and feel how they were attached. I had my answer! Continue reading