Mary, from Florida, wanted to her pair of club chair slipcovers copied in a casual fabric that would hide dark pet hair. Hunter Green duck cloth was the perfect choice.
My workroom was filled with English rolled arm furniture this month. I made comfy, casual slipcovers for a couple of chairs, a love seat, a very large tufted ottoman and a sofa with white washed denim.
These classic pieces are in great shape considering they are 10+ years old. All they needed was an update. Heavy weight white denim to the rescue! It always gives furniture a fresh new look.
One of the best things about a natural denim slipcover is it makes an armchair or sofa much more versatile. This slipcover makeover made it easy for my customer to move her comfy red chair from her living to her sun room. The heavy weight denim keeps the upholstery from fading and the creamy natural color brightens up the room.
You can’t tell from the photos but I added 5 “princess seams” to the inside back. These vertical curved seams help the fabric shape to the chair. I pressed the seams open and edge stitched them on each side to make them flat and smooth. That way they recede rather than become the focus of the slipcover.
To make this cottage-style slipcover I used a simple 10 oz. cotton duck cloth (canvas) from Big Duck Canvas. I chose color Burnt Scarlet, it reminded of the vintage reds used in old French ticking fabrics. I added box pleats and natural hemp canvas piping for a little extra charm.
Big Duck Canvas is an affordable, basic canvas (or duck) that lends itself to many different slipcover styles. Check out my review on my Fabrics page of favorites.
Instead of full-length slipcovers for your dining room chairs try toppers and matching cushion covers.
The look is open and airy, a great way to show off your chair details.
These little slips make a fun DIY project that go together quickly and don’t require much fabric.