Just spotted these happy gingham slipcovers on Nancy Pew’s Pinterest board, Slipcovers.
I’ve always liked the unfussy minimal look of a gingham check. If your furniture piece has simple lines, a slipcover makeover in cotton gingham will look great. It’s one of those classic fabric patterns that’s versatile enough to work with any decor style.
Did you know this yarn-dyed cotton fabric has been around since the 17th century? Betty at V is for Vintage writes about its long, trendy history. So interesting!
This cotton ticking slipcover is so simple — throw it on and tie it at the back. By eliminating traditional slipcover details like welt cord, zipper and lined skirt I was able to give this stuffy old wingback chair a more relaxed, casual look.
About the fabric: I used 3 different pieces of navy and white ticking! Two pieces were from my stash of vintage ticks from the 1960’s — it’s that wonderful weighty cotton ticking you can’t find easily anymore. The third piece was “new”, reclaimed from an abandoned retail display project. Together, they did a nice job at covering up the worn, dirty hemp upholstery. See more pics here.
This custom-fit slipcover I created for Annette’s living room chair and ottoman took her friends and family by surprise. It fits the contour of her furniture so well they thought she had the chair reupholstered!