Worn upholstery isn’t sending this well-made chair to the landfill anytime soon. Carolyn opted for a custom slipcover to keep it in service a while longer. A good idea since this family-favorite piece is still sturdy and comfy.
For this project I used 12 oz. cotton bull denim in color Mushroom from Big Duck Canvas. Denim makes the best casual, washable, put your feet up type of slipcover.
In keeping with the relaxed look & feel of the fabric, I pin fit over the fussy upholstered details at rolled top sides and front arms with simple, flat panels. Instant update!
Tip: be sure to pre-shrink any cotton denim you choose for your slipcover even if it’s labeled “Preshrunk” or “Prewashed”. Follow my instructions for best results.
Today I added a gorgeous new color to my list of favorites from Insta Linen’s Brazil Linen collection. It’s color Blue 5.
This grayish-blue shade is a soft slate color that can easily be used as a versatile neutral. It’s a very pretty alternative to classic grey.
I love how Blue 5 works with my customer’s hardwood floors, white walls and beige home furnishings!
Brazil Linen looks best when it’s pre-washed and styled in a relaxed, tailored slipcover. A softy crumpled texture and casual vibe are part of it’s charm and natural beauty.
For more linen slipcover inspiration, check out this pair of Quatrine slipcover copies in Brazil White and a simple cover for a wingback chair in Brazil Off White.
An old slipcover that has its original fit still in tack is my favorite to copy. It makes the best template — no fit issues. My customer’s silk cover was one of those. The fabric was worn and torn in spots but that didn’t interfere at all with making a good fitting slipcover copy.
My customer found exactly the same drapery weight silk used in the original. How lucky was that!? By using a good template and same fabric, I was able to recreate the fit, look and function (including a full lining) of the old slipcover.
When my customer received his new slip he replied: “Very impressed. Thanks for the beautiful work.” Happy customer, happy me. 🙂
Bold and beautiful! Black and white buffalo check slipcover custom made for a classic English rolled arm chair. I wanted to keep this one 🙂
Fabric: Naples Shade, a heavy weight and durable poly cotton blend. Machine washable even though the label says dry clean only. Very little shrinkage. Excellent coverage. The check is a directional pattern.