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Tailored Slipcovers for Vintage Ethan Allen Chairs

Vintage Ethan Allen Chair

When you shop secondhand furniture stores do you tend to walk past the pieces with outdated upholstery?

If you do, you might be missing out on something special. Like this pair of well-made, barely used Ethan Allen armchairs that Virginia found. Whoo-hoo! 

She chose these chairs for their clean lines, sturdy frame and comfy support knowing a slipcover would easily hide the 1998 garden motif.

Virginia was spot on. Her vintage chairs turned out to be the perfect candidates for a slipcover makeover. Let’s take a look at the pretty transformation. Continue reading

5 Slipcover Tips for Updating a Classic Loveseat

Upholstered Loveseat Before Slipcover

Isn’t this loveseat a cutie? I’m not sure if my customer, Tamara, purchased it secondhand or it was already in her family. What I do know is she looked past the outdated features and saw potential in the solid frame, classic design, and comfortable cushions.

The only thing this piece needed was a slipcover makeover with fabric and design details that worked with her farmhouse-style living space.

Here are the five things I updated to give Tamara’s loveseat the style boost she envisioned. Continue reading

Slipcover Design: How to Handle Outer Arm Seams

Slipcover Natural Denim for Armchair

An outer arm seam sits high or low on the side of the rolled arm. It runs from the front arm to the back corner seam. Some are barely noticeable while others have welt cord or decorative topstitching.

I’m frequently asked about OA seams:  Are they necessary? What is the correct placement? Why do some slipcovers have them and others don’t?

In this post I share examples of slipcovers I’ve designed with and without outer arm seams. Here’s the scoop on when, why and how I do it.  Continue reading