Category Archives: slipcover fabrics

4 Tips for Designing Your Buffalo Check Slipcover

Buffalo Check Home Decor Trend

Pottery Barn Bryce Duvet, Anthropologie Edlyn Bench, Ballard Designs Curtain Panels, Ballard Designs Throw Pillows

Back in the 60’s my Dad wore a red and black buffalo check outdoorsman jacket. It was one of those iconic Woolrich or L.L. Bean styles. Even though I didn’t like the feel of that scratchy, heavyweight wool I thought the big, bold check was pretty cool.

Buffalo check fabric has come a long way since then. Today, it’s one of the most versatile and easy-to-mix patterns for just about every style of home decor: farmhouse, coastal, cottage, modern-country, traditional, contemporary, etc.

Classic buffalo, and variations, in a wide range of colors and sizes are showing up in designs across all categories of interior textile products: bedding, curtains, upholstered furniture, rugs, pillows and throws.

And, it looks terrific in slipcovers, too!

In today’s post, I share a few tips for working with buffalo checks to ensure the best look, feel and function for your slipcover. Here we go! Continue reading

10 Favorite Awning Stripes for Slipcovers

Awning Stripe Ottoman Slipcover

Large scale woven stripes are some of my favorites for slipcovers. I’m especially drawn to classic awning patterns in colors inspired by ocean, sand and sky.

The look is casual, cottage-y and celebrates summer.

In an effort to beat the heat today I thought I’d dive into my cool blue stripe archives and share my list of personal faves along with how a few of them look made up in washable covers. These fabrics are for indoor use only.

Enjoy and stay cool everybody!

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Slipcover Canvas FAQ

Grey Cotton Poly Canvas for Slipcovers

Cotton-poly canvas slipcover color Dove for my customer’s Neo Bensen sectional.

Canvas, also referred to as duck, is a strong, plain weave fabric. Made from cotton, linen, hemp or blended with polyester, canvas makes a versatile and family-friendly slipcover.

Is it the right choice for your project? Below I answer your most frequently asked questions about one of the most popular slipcover fabrics. Continue reading