Slipcover Maker News: Lovely Pinks, Ticking & Staying Fit

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SLIPCOVER STYLE: RETHINK PINK!

Laurel Bern’s blog post, How to Work With the Color Pink, shares inspiring interior photos for using pink in unexpected ways. It got me rethinking about pink!

Pink Slipcover Trend Ideas

Slipcovers by Shelley made this beautiful pink floral linen slipcover (lower left). Notice how the faded print gives only a tint of pink to the sofa. Muted, vintage-inspired pinks work well with cream, white, wheat and khaki fabrics — like the wide striped sofa above. (Photo source unknown).

Saturated pinks look fresh and happy in small doses. I tossed my pink patterned pillows (lower right) on a white denim slipcover I just finished. Oooh and aaah!

Kate Forman uses a range of berry and coral pinks in her global/ethnic inspired fabric designs. Scroll through her eclectic collection to see how she styles pink furniture and accessories to create a very cool Boho look.


FABRIC FIND

My blog post about my ongoing hunt for ticking stripe caught Jennie’s attention. She kindly shared a ticking resource she likes: Foreshore Ticking by Revolution Fabrics, a new performance version of an old classic. I haven’t tried it yet but if you live with muddy dogs like Jennie you might appreciate the stain resistant feature.

Revolution Fabrics Performance Ticking


PROBLEM SOLVED

How do you trim a light color cotton slipcover with black welt cord without it bleeding in the wash? Make your bias strips from Trigger fabric, a 65 poly/35 cotton twill. It’s a 6 oz. weight with a cotton hand-feel. Makes a good colorfast trim for denim and canvas.  As always, do your own wash test to make sure it works for your project.

Soft Cream Denim Slipcover with Black Welt Cord


WHAT EVERY SLIPCOVER MAKER NEEDS

Eccentrics Classical Stretch created by Miranda Esmonde-White. I do one of these 20 minute stretch routines everyday to keep my neck, spine and hips free from stiffness and aches that build up from hours of cutting and sewing. This is smart, easy and feel-good exercise!


All for now!

Well-Made but Worn-Out: Slipcover to The Rescue

Chair Slipcover in Mushroom DenimWorn upholstery isn’t sending this well-made chair to the landfill anytime soon. Carolyn opted for a custom slipcover to keep it in service a while longer. A good idea since this family-favorite piece is still sturdy and comfy.

Brown Denim Slipcover DetailFor this project I used 12 oz. cotton bull denim in color Mushroom from Big Duck Canvas. Denim makes the best casual, washable, put your feet up type of slipcover.

In keeping with the relaxed look & feel of the fabric, I pin fit over the fussy upholstered details at rolled top sides and front arms with simple, flat panels. Instant update!

Tip: be sure to pre-shrink any cotton denim you choose for your slipcover even if it’s labeled “Preshrunk” or “Prewashed”. Follow my instructions for best results.

 

 

Artful Slipcover for Arhaus Wing Chair

Custom Slipcover for Arhaus Sommerset Chair

Hello everyone! I’m kicking-off the new year with this fun slipcover makeover. It’s mod, happy and chic all rolled into one!

Nancy wanted to update her 12 year old pair of Arhaus chairs with an entirely new look. Her love for artful design drew her to this whimsical squiggle pattern by Richloom.

This fabric didn’t require matching, which is a plus when making slipcovers that have a lot of curved seams. I outlined the silhouette with black twill welt and banded the bottom. Transformation accomplished! Custom Slipcover For Arhaus Chair

A Check & Stripe Combo for Slipcovers

Buffalo Check Khaki Custom SlipcoverCombining slipcovered furniture of different styles in one room works great when the fabric mix is spot on. For Barb’s armchair slipcovers, she chose a buffalo check and simple stripe both in khaki and white cotton-poly canvas. These classic patterns in neutral colors unify the chairs and brighten her space.

Fabric: Naples Shade Buffalo Check and Sanibel Shade Stripe

Khaki White Stripe Chair Slipcover

Wing Chair Slipcover in Buffalo Check

Custom Slipcover Wing Chair Buffalo CheckJudy’s buffalo check slipcover and wing back chair are a match made in home decor heaven!

Bold, versatile and timeless, this classic combo is a keeper no matter the season or trend.  As Judy put it, “It’s exactly what this (living) room needed. It pulls everything together.”

Fabric: Lyme Buffalo Check in color Black/Natural from Roth & Thompkins.  A washable, medium weight cotton that works well for slipcovers that get moderate use.

For more buffalo check slipcover inspiration check out this English rolled arm chair in Black/White.

Wing Chair Slipcover Black Natural Check