Many of you have asked for an oatmeal linen cotton that’s slipcover worthy. Good news! I found one I think you’re going to love. It’s called LATIN and it’s a beauty!
When I first sampled this fabric from InstaLinen I was immediately drawn to the simple rustic texture and two-tone natural color. Think hemp grain sacks and homespun linen sheets. I especially like the look & feel of this cloth for making cottage and farmhouse style slipcovers.
Washable and tightly woven, this 12 oz linen cotton blend is a good choice for casual slipcovers that get moderate use. Here’s what you can expect:
- High shrinkage during pre-shrink (5″ on a one yard length and 3″ on the width).
- Grainy, soft crumpled texture after wash. Be sure to follow my wash instructions to avoid deep set wrinkles.
- Subtle stretch up the roll (on the straight of grain).
- Easy to sew on a home sewing machine.
- Versatile design appeal. Will make up nicely in any style of slipcover.
Jen’s outdated plush brocade slipcover is a thing of the past. Now, her sectional has an entirely new look with a Khaki denim slipcover. Looking fabulous especially with her pretty mix of patterned and textured accessories. Even her protective doggie blankets fit right in!
This project was a slipcover replacement. Jen sent me her old covers to copy and update. I changed the gathered skirt to a tailored style for cleaner lines.
This was a fun project for a customer in Northern California. Thomas requested replacement slipcovers for his armchair, ottoman and a couple of big, beautiful speakers.
I copied his worn out slipcovers in 12 oz. washable white cotton denim. For the speakers, I deconstructed one of the black dust covers and used it as a template to create protective covers in the same white denim.
Nothing like a few new slipcovers to make a living space feel refreshed. Looking good, Thomas!
Andrea’s old chaise slipcover had all the classic signs of a well-loved piece: thread bare, faded, pulled seams and baggy cushion covers
In spite of its worn-out condition, her slipcover made a good template to copy. To improve the fit, I loosened up the body and took out the excess from the cushion covers.
For this slipcover copy, I used 12 oz. Taupe Cotton Bull Denim from Big Duck Canvas. Taupe is one of their new colors, which is a chalky grey-cast neutral. Very pretty!
Canvas made from 100% cotton, cotton blends, linen and hemp make a casual, versatile slipcover for everyday use.
One of my new favorites is Vintage Stone Washed Canvas in color Grey Stone, a cotton poly blend with a subtle distressed finish.
Stone wash gives this thick, durable fabric a soft, broken-in feel. Very comfy! The little bit of polyester content minimizes wrinkle.
For best results, preshrink this canvas to work out residual shrinkage. Washing & drying the yardage will also enhance the softness.