From Matelasse Bedspread to Chaise Slipcover
Do you love the look of a matelasse slipcover but don’t want to spend a fortune on the fabric? Instead of buying yardage (it can get pricey) try re-purposing a matelasse bedspread. That’s what my customer and I did for her vintage chaise.
Even though I used about every inch of Pam’s king size bedspread it wasn’t quite enough to cover the entire chaise. I needed a companion fabric for the sides, back, skirt and piping. I chose a 12 oz. white cotton duck from Big Duck Canvas. A nice contrast!
Using a bedspread, coverlet or quilt for a slipcover is a great way to create a unique piece and save money. Here are a few thing to keep in mind for best results:
Map out fabric placement before you start cutting. I wanted the matelasse to be the main focus so I allocated it to the most visible areas: inner back, arms, seat and lower deck. Since I was limited on fabric, I selected only a few key areas for matching the diamond pattern.
Select a companion fabric with a contrast texture. I went with a basic cotton duck because of it’s understated look. It allowed the raised texture of the matelasse to pop.
Combine colors that match or compliment. White-on-white was our color scheme for this project. The matelasse and canvas I used were exactly the same shade of white making the fabric combination look intentional.
Read my review of Big Duck Canvas 12 ounce white cotton duck on my Fabrics page.
Another great finished product, I love your posts and ideas! You are so creative!
Angela, your kind words make my day! I appreciate you following 🙂
That looks great! I, too, have used matelasse bedspreads with cotton duck – it works great!
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