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Gray Line Linen Slipcover for Old Sherrill Sofa

Linen Sofa Slipcover by Slipcovermaker

I finally found the best linen for slipcovers. It’s the Home Furnishing quality from Gray Line Linen. The weighty 11 ounce provides good coverage and it takes on a wonderful soft crumple texture after washed. Fabric update August 2016 — the quality of this 100% linen is not what it use to be. I’ve removed it from my favorites list. 

For this sofa slipcover my customer, Sally, chose color Oatmeal. It’s a beautiful un-dyed flax color that’s reminiscent of vintage linen or hemp. Her inspiration: the chic contemporary linen sofas at Restoration Hardware.

Sally K Linen Slipcover Side

I removed the skirt on her worn & loved Sherrill sofa and 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 her newly renovated living room.


  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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