Category Archives: slipcover fabrics

7 Things That Make a Fabric Print Ideal for Slipcovers

Have you ever shopped for home decor prints online and completely got caught up in the thrill of the hunt?

If you have, you know how much fun it is to click through dozens hundreds of colorful fabric designs and envision how each one would look in a slipcover.

Before you know it several hours have flown by and your list of favorites is a mile long. Florals, geometrics, foliage, paisleys, ikats, stripes, checks, stripes and more. Who knew there were so many gorgeous possibilities!

Finding prints you like is fairly easy. But narrowing down your selection to just one is the tricky part. Why? Continue reading

The Best Faded, Streaked and Worn Slipcover Fabric

Old Worn Denim Slipcover

Anthea sent me her old denim loveseat cover to duplicate in canvas. Not just any ole canvas. She chose a heavyweight, durable cotton-poly blend with a vintage stonewashed finish.

The results: a wonderfully rustic slipcover for her family cabin in Vermont. It’s going to look right at home next to the big stone fireplace, log walls and wide plank wood floors.

If you’ve never slipcovered with stonewashed canvas you might be wondering what’s so special about this faded and streaked fabric.
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Making Your Own Slipcover? Try These Easy-To-Sew Fabrics

Favorite Easy To Sew FabricsStitching through multiple layers of heavy weight fabric on a home sewing machine can be frustrating if not impossible.

Your machine chokes, thread gets tangled up and the needle breaks….over and over again. The start and stop process is maddening. You’re ready to give up on making your own slipcover.

I know exactly how you feel. Been there done that. But, don’t give up!  Continue reading

Grey Denim Fabric: 7 Favorites for Washable Slipcovers

Big Duck Canvas Grey Denim for Slipcovers

Denim swatch images from Big Duck Canvas.

It seems like for the longest time grey slipcovers were considered mostly for industrial decor and boys’ bedrooms.

Grey fabric options for custom covers were limited to stiff, dry clean only canvas and nubby synthetic upholstery. If you shopped for grey denim online not too long ago you probably came up short. I sure did.

Finding a washable, durable denim for slipcovers in a good grey was tricky.

Fortunately that has changed!  Continue reading