Custom Hemp Slipcovers Update Old Chairs

Hemp French Linen Chair Slipcover

Tufted olive green velour? Not exactly the look my customer was going for. But she brought home a pair of these vintage chairs anyway. The cute, compact design drew her in.  She knew a slipcover would take care of the rest.

She was right! Classic armchair styles like these, no matter their age, make the best slipcover candidates as long as they are in great shape and still feel comfy.

For this project, I used 11 oz hemp canvas in color Natural.  This fabric is thick and has a grainy, slubby texture, which was just what I needed to cover the tufting and dark upholstery.  I framed the attached back cushion with a simple boxing strip and added a chunky pleated skirt.

Chair Slipcover Hemp French Linen

You can see more photos of this project on my Pinterest page.


  1. Wow, Karen, it’s another wonderful transformation! I just love, love that fabric!

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