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!