Isn’t this loveseat a cutie? I’m not sure if my customer, Tamara, purchased it secondhand or it was already in her family. What I do know is she looked past the outdated features and saw potential in the solid frame, classic design, and comfortable cushions.
The only thing this piece needed was a slipcover makeover with fabric and design details that worked with her farmhouse-style living space.
Here are the five things I updated to give Tamara’s loveseat the style boost she envisioned. Continue reading →
A khaki slipcover? No way. Too yellow, too tan, too drab. Then I found this khaki bull denim at Big Duck and it’s now one of my favorite neutrals for slipcovers.
It’s the soft, pale shade with a subtle gray-green cast that gives this khaki a fresh, updated look. I love it how it brightened up my customer’s space.
This khaki 12 oz. cotton bull denim is durable, washable and super versatile. Mix it with reds, blues, sage, white or charcoal.
Even though it is labeled “pre-shrunk” it still has some shrinkage so be sure to wash & dry your yardage before you make your slipcover. You will love the look and hand-feel even more after it’s laundered.
Attached back cushions on a sofa or loveseat can be a little tricky to slipcover.
To get the best fit, I detach them and cover each one individually. This method is actually very simple and works great when the attached cushions are pillow-style.
For this slipcover project, however, that wasn’t the case. The back cushions were upholstered to the love seat frame. Detaching them was not an option.
Instead, I designed the slipcover to encase the attached cushions with a tailored fit using boxing panels.
Boxing the attached cushions at top, sides, center and bottom required a lot of extra work. This was not a beginner’s project! But the results are worth it. The slipcover functions better and looks more professional than had I created a one-piece tuck-in style cover.
This medium weight blend has a finer weave and smoother hand-feel than basic cotton canvas. It feels more like a densely woven poplin. Very durable for a 10 oz. Very little shrinkage and low wrinkle. Pet owners beware: hair sticks easily to this fabric.