Category Archives: canvas slipcovers

Favorite White Fabrics for Slipcovers

The Slipcover Maker White Denim Favorite

Sofa slipcover in 12 oz white cotton bull denim.

I love the look of white slipcovers. They brighten up a space and are super versatile. I can easily live with them year round.

My customer, Nellie, loves them, too. Every piece of her furniture (including the sofa above) in her living room and family room is covered with white slips. And, she has five kids and a dog!!

I’ve worked with many different white fabrics over the years and I always return to my favorite denims and canvas. They are heavy weight, densely woven and washable. All of them provide very good coverage over most upholstery colors and textures.

I also found an 8 oz. cotton chino twill in white that I really like for medium weight slipcovers. I share the link further down in this post. 

When choosing a white fabric make sure it’s durable and has a stable weave so it can be washed on a regular basis (at least 3 times per year) without pilling, developing weak spots or shrinking excessively.

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Slipcover Fabric Review: Canvas Drop Cloth vs. Canvas Yardage

Slipcover Canvas ComparisonDo you have a tight slipcover budget and need a low-cost fabric?

A canvas drop cloth could be the perfect solution. It seems like a bargain at only $34 for a 12 ft x 15 ft piece of fabric.

On the other hand, canvas at $5 per yard might be a super deal when you factor in ease of use, quality and durability.

Which one offers the most savings?

In this post, I break down what you can expect from a canvas drop cloth vs. canvas yardage for your slipcover. I think you will be surprised at what you really get for your money. Let’s dive in!

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Slipcover Makeover in Cotton-Poly Canvas & Vintage Floral

Canvas Slipcover for Lee Industries Sofa

Stay focused and keep moving. That’s what I kept saying to myself as I was pin fitting Mary’s lovely sofa in my old, dirty, and dimly lit garage while bugs buzzed around my head and the resident chipmunk darted in and out.

I NEVER pin fit in my garage. But when COVID-19 arrived and delayed my customer’s project weeks on end it was my only option. I had to get Mary’s job done without going into her home. 

Ah, yes, my glamorous life as a slipcover maker. Haha!

Anyway, the project was a success. No dirty hand prints or droppings of any kind on the new slipcover — whew! Here are the pretty results. Continue reading