Heavy weight indigo denim makes the best slipcovers for the cottage. It’s one of those fabrics you just don’t have to fuss over.
A couple of years ago I used 14 oz. yarn dyed indigo denim to make these sofa and love seat slipcovers for Ellen’s cute lakeside cottage in Clarklake, MI. I recently visited her there and was impressed at how well the fabric has held up to daily life on the lake.
These family-friendly denim slipcovers are tough and washable. Bring on the damp bathing suits and sandy feet!
My customer’s pretty sun room just got a bit brighter with this natural denim slipcover.
I pin fit her love seat with Washed Natural Upholstery Denim — a casual cotton bull denim with a soft drape. This fabric feels lighter weight and less structured than most 14 oz. denims.
Tip: although this fabric is described as “washed” it still needs to be pre-shrunk. Washed only means the fabric has been finished to feel laundered (soft). Be sure to wash and dry your yardage before making your slipcover.
This little camelback loveseat looks like an entirely different piece with its new awning stripe slipcover. Bye-bye outdated cabbage rose. Hello cottage-chic!
Fabric: Bromley Woven Stripe color Sand, a durable and washable cotton poly canvas.