White denim slipper chair cover by The Slipcover Maker
The slipper chair. You might know this little upholstered armless piece as an accent chair. I think of it as the everywhere chair.
Thanks to it’s universal design and small footprint the slipper chair has become a favorite for extra seating in living rooms, bedrooms, reading nooks, guest rooms, hotel lobbies, waiting rooms and offices.
And, for you DIY home decorators, it’s one of the easiest chairs to update with a custom slipcover. Yes, you can make it yourself! At the bottom of this post you’ll find several helpful tutorials to get you started.
But first, let’s take a look at some slipper chair inspiration! Continue reading
An outer arm seam sits high or low on the side of the rolled arm. It runs from the front arm to the back corner seam. Some are barely noticeable while others have welt cord or decorative topstitching.
I’m frequently asked about OA seams: Are they necessary? What is the correct placement? Why do some slipcovers have them and others don’t?
In this post I share examples of slipcovers I’ve designed with and without outer arm seams. Here’s the scoop on when, why and how I do it. Continue reading
A rounded back, curved inner back, puffy rolled top and deep tufts. These cozy features on Roxanne’s well-loved arm chair have stood the test time.
Her old chair is still sturdy and very comfortable. Never mind the faded, outdated upholstery. When a chair has good bones, comfy support and classic design the sky’s the limit on updating the look.
Roxanne’s vision for her chair: clean, bright and versatile. She went with a fitted slipcover in natural denim.
Fitted? How in the world do you get fabric to snug smoothly over all of those cushy curves? Continue reading