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.
Photo credit: House Beautiful Magazine
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.
Here’s a twist on a Natural color slipcover. Instead of basic canvas or twill, my customer chose a diamond-textured matelasse fabric.
The matelasse is a soft, thick cotton fabric, which has great coverage. It blankets the chair beautifully, hiding the outdated blue plaid upholstery.
This slipcover makeover gives an elegant yet cozy look to this pretty wingback chair. Versatile, too! Now my customer can move her chair from bedroom to living room without clashing with decor.
My fabric notes for Diamond Matelasse:
- It’s the perfect shade of natural
- Diamond pattern is a classic and so versatile
- Be sure to preshrink this 100% cotton fabric. Order 15% more yardage to accommodate for shrinkage during first wash.
- No wrinkling after wash and dry. No pressing is needed!
- Easily shapes around curvy lines of the furniture as you pin-fit. This makes the slipcover pattern work a breeze!