Washable Linen Slipcover for Old Sherrill Sofa

Linen Sofa Slipcover by Slipcovermaker

I finally found a heavy weight linen that works great for washable slipcovers!

It’s the 12 oz. Brazil linen from InstaLinen. It provides good coverage and it takes on a wonderful soft crumple texture after washed.

For this Sherrill sofa makeover, I removed the upholstered skirt to expose the legs. I also created a tailored slipcover with a flat panel at the sides above the arms (instead of bulky fabric folds).

The look is simple and chic. Perfect for my customer’s newly renovated living room.

Need help choosing the best linen for your slipcover project! Check out this helpful post.

Sally K Linen Slipcover Side


  1. Hi there: Beautiful job, what a transformation! I am curious, does this linen fabric cover up that bold plaid? Or did you take the old fabric off before you put on the new slip cover. I can’t see the old fabric under the slip cover at all. I love seeing your work. Windmill Farm-Paula

    1. Hi Paula,
      Thank you! The linen completely covers the plaid. I didn’t remove the upholstery. It’s an 11 ounce fabric that gets beefy and dense after wash — the coverage is great.

      1. I love reading your blog. You have so much information… So I am wondering have you worked with gray lines 12 ounce linen / cotton blend or their 14 ounce upholstery 100% linens? I will be looking for linen in the near future and wondered what it would be like to wash, sew with, Drape, durability. I love the softness of linen but also want one that will maintain its shape.

        Also did your client order from them online?I wondered what her overall experience was.

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