Category Archives: chaise slipcover

Chaise Slipcover Copy in Taupe Denim

Worn and Faded Chaise SlipcoverAndrea’s old chaise slipcover had all the classic signs of a well-loved piece:  thread bare, faded, pulled seams and baggy cushion covers

In spite of its worn-out condition, her slipcover made a good template to copy. To improve the fit, I loosened up the body and took out the excess from the cushion covers.

For this slipcover copy, I used 12 oz. Taupe Cotton Bull Denim from Big Duck Canvas. Taupe is one of their new colors, which is a chalky grey-cast neutral. Very pretty!

Chaise Slipcover Copy in Taupe Bull Denim

 

White Denim Slipcover for Vintage Chaise

Vintage Chaise LoungeHeavy white denim to the rescue once again.  It’s one of my favorite slipcover fabrics for covering tattered upholstery.  It does a great job at hiding imperfections.

For this project I used a 12 oz. 100% cotton denim from Field’s Fabrics.  I gave it a hot wash and dry to work out the shrinkage and beef up the cloth.

White Denim Chaise Slipcover by Karen Powell

To make the heavy denim marry with the dainty design of this old piece I styled the slipcover to have a simple, substantial look & feel. I piped around the front arms, added a tailored skirt, plumped up the cushions with new batting and created one-piece arms.  Looking good!
White Denim Slipcover for Old Chaise

 

From Matelasse Bedspread to Chaise Slipcover

Matelasse Slipcover for Vintage ChaiseDo you love the look of a matelasse slipcover but don’t want to spend a fortune on the fabric? Instead of buying yardage (it can get pricey) try re-purposing a matelasse bedspread.  That’s what my customer and I did for her vintage chaise.

Even though I used about every inch of Pam’s king size bedspread it wasn’t quite enough to cover the entire chaise.  I needed a companion fabric for the sides, back, skirt and piping.  I chose a 12 oz. white cotton duck from Big Duck Canvas.  A nice contrast!

Matelasse and Cotton Duck Slipcover

Matelasse Slipcover for Vintage ChaiseUsing a bedspread, coverlet or quilt for a slipcover is a great way to create a unique piece and save money. Here are a few thing to keep in mind for best results:

Map out fabric placement before you start cutting.  I wanted the matelasse to be the main focus so I allocated it to the most visible areas:  inner back, arms, seat and lower deck.  Since I was limited on fabric, I selected only a few key areas for matching the diamond pattern.

Select a companion fabric with a contrast texture.  I went with a basic cotton duck because of it’s understated look. It allowed the raised texture of the matelasse to pop.

Combine colors that match or compliment.  White-on-white was our color scheme for this project.  The matelasse and canvas I used were exactly the same shade of white making the fabric combination look intentional.

Read my review of Big Duck Canvas 12 ounce white cotton duck on my Fabrics page.