Andrea’s old chaise slipcover had all the classic signs of a well-loved piece: thread bare, faded, pulled seams and baggy cushion covers
In spite of its worn-out condition, her slipcover made a good template to copy. To improve the fit, I loosened up the body and took out the excess from the cushion covers.
For this slipcover copy, I used 12 oz. Taupe Cotton Bull Denim from Big Duck Canvas. Taupe is one of their new colors, which is a chalky grey-cast neutral. Very pretty!
A quality heavy weight linen makes a beautiful and long wearing slipcover. One of my favorites is Manchester Natural Brown.
This linen has a European look & feel that never goes out of style. I especially like the authentic flax color, a warm neutral that works with everything.
Manchester Linen is thick and weighty. It’s best suited for classic, washable slipcovers that have simple details — an ideal choice for my customer’s pair of Cisco sofas.
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.