I think this project is THE slipcover makeover of the summer! What a transformation!
My customer found this big, comfy Henredon sofa on Craigslist complete with thick quilted floral upholstery. There was no doubt in her mind that a washable, white denim slipcover would give it the style boost it needed to fit right in with her other white slipcovered furniture and vintage eclectic decor.
For this custom cover, I used 12 oz white cotton bull denim from Big Duck Canvas and trimmed it with navy bull denim. Both fabrics were factory seconds but you’d never know it — very good quality and no major flaws.
I changed the outdated kiss-pleat design on the back cushions to a narrow boxing and updated the skirt with 8″ wide box pleats all the way around. It’s those little details that make all the difference.
Tip: if you want to use a dark color welt trim on your light color slipcover be sure to test it first for crocking and bleeding.