The Slipcover Maker’s Guide to Detaching Back Cushions

Slipcover over attached pillow back cushions on a chair or sofa and you’ll likely end up with a sloppy fit.

The fabric never stays put. It shifts and poofs out around the cushion every time you sit down. Straightening and tucking the slipcover becomes a daily thing.

I rarely pin fit a piece with attached cushions. Too much work, poor results. Instead, I detach the cushions (when possible) and cover each one individually. Here’s how I do it: Continue reading

7 Things That Make a Fabric Print Ideal for Slipcovers

Have you ever shopped for home decor prints online and completely got caught up in the thrill of the hunt?

If you have, you know how much fun it is to click through dozens hundreds of colorful fabric designs and envision how each one would look in a slipcover.

Before you know it several hours have flown by and your list of favorites is a mile long. Florals, geometrics, foliage, paisleys, ikats, stripes, checks, stripes and more. Who knew there were so many gorgeous possibilities!

Finding prints you like is fairly easy. But narrowing down your selection to just one is the tricky part. Why? Continue reading

How-To Create a Fitted Slipcover for a Cushy Curvy Chair

Club Chair Custom Slipcover Natural Denim

A rounded back, curved inner back, puffy rolled top and deep tufts. These cozy features on Roxanne’s well-loved arm chair have stood the test time.

Her old chair is still sturdy and very comfortable. Never mind the faded, outdated upholstery. When a chair has good bones, comfy support and classic design the sky’s the limit on updating the look.

Roxanne’s vision for her chair:  clean, bright and versatile. She went with a fitted slipcover in natural denim.

Fitted? How in the world do you get fabric to snug smoothly over all of those cushy curves? Continue reading