Category Archives: cotton twill

Slipcover Makeover for Puppy-Chewed Chaise

Chaise Slipcover by Karen Powell

My customer’s chaise lounge, underneath the worn-out slipcover and puppy-chewed arms, was in great shape. All it needed was a little TLC.

Chantelle Chaise Slipcover

Here’s the new slipcover. I used a Camel color cotton twill from Pottery Barn and created a shabby-chic fit. The durable fabric was a good choice since the slipcover will get a lot of use from pets and kids — and frequent washing!

Chaise Slipcover by Karen Powell

I lined the skirt for better drape and improved the zipper closure. When I finished I was tempted to plop down and put my feet up!

Slipcover Fabric Alternative


When a high-end decorator fabric isn’t an option, consider an apparel fabric for your slipcover. That’s what we did for my customer, Pam, who needed 35 yards to cover her large sectional sofa.

We shopped the apparel fabric section at Field’s Fabrics and found a durable, and pretty, cotton twill for only $4 per yard in just the right color and weight….perfect for her family friendly sectional.

A medium-weight cotton twill, canvas or plain weave with a soft drape and tight weave (designed for pants and jackets) are good fabric alternatives for most casual slipcovers.