Good news! I finally found a good quality white linen for slipcovers. It’s called Brazil, a heavy weight 100% linen from Insta Linen. I absolutely love it!
It worked up beautifully in slipcover copies I made for Shelley’s Quatrine sofas. I used her old, worn slipcovers as templates and tweaked the tailored fit to be relaxed and inviting.
After washed, this linen takes on a casual look, floppy drape and softly crumpled texture. No hard wrinkles at all. Read more about why Brazil is a favorite.
Are you thinking of updating an old chair for a new space?
My customer did just that with indigo denim slipcovers for her Lake Michigan cottage.
I used a 14 oz. yarn-dyed washed denim. This durable cotton cloth is family and pet friendly and offers smooth coverage over textured upholstery. Great for everyday slipcovers.
To give this slipcover the best fit and function possible I inserted a placket zipper in the back for easy on and off. I also detached the back cushion, added new poly cluster fill and made a removable cover.
A awning stripe slipcover made for a big, old comfy chair. This piece is now ready for its new home on Lake Michigan. It’s hard to believe these are the same chairs!
To give the saggy back cushion new life, I detached it and refreshed the stuffing with polyester cluster fill. I also wrapped the seat cushion with poly upholstery batting to plump up the crown.
Fabric: Bridgewater Stripe in color Lake, a beautiful, grainy yarn-dyed cotton canvas by Roth & Tompkins.
How do you make a dark, stately antique chair look charming? With chalk paint and a slipcover, of course. Excellent paint job by my customer. Apron-style slipcover in white chino twill created by yours truly. What a transformation! See more photos here.
Wingback chairs never go out of style. But upholstery color and patterns do. A versatile, neutral color slipcover can fix that!
For this custom-fit cover, my customer chose Carr Go Canvas in color Natural. It’s an 8 oz. cotton fabric that makes a light to medium weight slipcover and is dressier than utility canvas. Works best for pieces that get moderate use.
To create a smooth, tailored fit over the curved top (between the wings) I inserted a narrow panel. It bridges the front to the back without gathers or tucks.