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English Rolled Arm Slipcovers in White Denim

White Denim Slipcovers by Karen PowellMy 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.

English Rolled Arm Furniture

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.

White Washed Denim Loveseat

White Denim Chair Slipcover

 

Natural Denim Slipcover for Curvy Armchair

Natural Denim Slipcover by Karen Powell

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.

Natural Denim Slipcover Side by Karen PowellCreating the custom-fit was a challenge! This curvy, well-padded chair has deep tufts, barrel back, rounded pleated top and puffy, rolled arms. Whew!

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.

 

Big Duck Canvas: A Good Choice for Slipcovers

Canvas Slipcover by slipcovermaker.com

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.