Jen’s outdated plush brocade slipcover is a thing of the past. Now, her sectional has an entirely new look with a Khaki denim slipcover. Looking fabulous especially with her pretty mix of patterned and textured accessories. Even her protective doggie blankets fit right in!
This project was a slipcover replacement. Jen sent me her old covers to copy and update. I changed the gathered skirt to a tailored style for cleaner lines.
If you like the idea of a relaxed linen slipcover but don’t want a lot of wrinkle this linen and cotton fabric is a good alternative.
It’s a thick yet supple cloth featuring a tiny box texture that shows off both the un-dyed flax and natural cotton color. Slubs and nubs are part of its charm. The look is more rustic than refined — think casual farmhouse style.
Here’s what you can expect when working with this Upholstery Linen in color Oatmeal from Gray Line Linen:
- High shrinkage. It shrinks 5″ on a one yard length and 3″ on the width. Pre-shrink your yardage in jumbo size washers and driers before you make your slipcover and you’re good to go.
- Heavy weight. Sewing multiple layers will require an industrial machine. For projects with simple seams and few layers this fabric will feed through a home sewing machine just fine.
- Slight give. Fabric eases out a bit when sewing and probably will to the same with wear. Start with a snug slipcover fit and control the give as you sew for best results.
My New York customer, Jeff, sent me his worn slipcover to copy for his Bensen Neo Sectional. I love the simple, smart design of this piece.
The slipcovers for the body sections Velcro on creating a sleek, snug fit. No zippers, no welt cord, no skirt. I finished the seams with a clean edge stitch.
Slipcover fabric: I used Dream Weaver by P/Kaufman in color Stone purchased from Sailrite. It’s a sturdy 10 oz. polyester dobby weave with a supple hand-feel. There is a front and back side to this fabric as well as a directional nubby texture. No pre-shrink info — this slipcover copy is dry clean only.