A simple slipcover in a neutral color. Sound boring? Not at all! Especially when you choose a fabric and seam detail that are unexpected.
For example, the fabric vision for this slipcover was grey cotton canvas. I could have easily gone with this basic solid grey 10 oz. canvas.
Instead, I chose a 12 oz. yarn-dyed canvas: black and natural yarns woven together to create a two-tone grey color effect. The yarn-dyed color has more depth and interest than a solid grey. It has the look of chambray. Love!
For the seam finish, welt cord was the standard choice. Well, it was until I started playing around with a French flange (flat welt). I’m so glad I did! The pretty 1/2″ flange with little pleats placed around the corners soften the chair’s boxy appearance.
Canvas made from 100% cotton, cotton blends, linen and hemp make a casual, versatile slipcover for everyday use.
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.