An old slipcover that has its original fit still in tack is my favorite to copy. It makes the best template — no fit issues. My customer’s silk cover was one of those. The fabric was worn and torn in spots but that didn’t interfere at all with making a good fitting slipcover copy.
My customer found exactly the same drapery weight silk used in the original. How lucky was that!? By using a good template and same fabric, I was able to recreate the fit, look and function (including a full lining) of the old slipcover.
When my customer received his new slip he replied: “Very impressed. Thanks for the beautiful work.” Happy customer, happy me. 🙂
Slipcover your furniture in a neutral color and let the decorating begin!
I especially like using white, natural, grey or khaki for large pieces. These classic shades make an endlessly versatile backdrop. My customer, Kathy, had the same idea when she chose 12 oz. khaki denim for her sleeper sofa slipcover.
Now, she can layer her choice of accent colors throughout the living room without having to start over with an entirely new slipcover every time she wants to change out her decor.
Check out Kathy’s accent slipcovers I made to coordinate with her khaki sofa: indigo denim chair and awning stripe chair.
Gathered skirts look so charming and chic when you use the right slipcover fabric like this buffalo check in color Seabreeze.
My customer sent me her worn & loved denim slipcover from her Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic chair. I copied it and made a pair of slipcovers in the check and also in a light weight white chino twill. Love the casual cottage look!
The light to medium weight of these cotton fabrics were ideal for creating a lined gathered skirt. Not too much bulk and just enough soft ruffle.
Suzanne sent me her barely used white slipcover to copy. She wanted a washable, durable fabric in a neutral color that would do a better job at hiding pet hair and dirt.
I steered her towards Burlap Brown yarn dyed denim and suggested using the wrong side. What!?
This yarn dyed denim is woven with two colors, brown and natural. The right side has a solid brown appearance, which was too dark for Suzanne’s project. But the wrong side has a completely different look. It’s a melange of the two colors, a soft neutral shade with a heather-like effect. Exactly what the project called for.
When Suzanne received her slipcover copy she emailed to say, “It’s perfect! Beautiful! We both LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! The quality is excellent and I couldn’t be happier with the entire thing.”
Mary, from Florida, wanted to her pair of club chair slipcovers copied in a casual fabric that would hide dark pet hair. Hunter Green duck cloth was the perfect choice.