Gray Line Linen Slipcover for Old Sherrill Sofa
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.
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.
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
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.
I am not a seamstress but I love your posts.
Love that! I would love to work with that linen – it’s going on my list of fabrics to try 🙂
I think you’ll like working with it, Sherri. Check out Gray Line’s color card for other beautiful shades of neutrals.
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.
Your questions are timely. I will be posting a slipcover linen review this Sunday, which will include Gray Line. Stay tuned…
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