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.
The Slipcover Maker is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan — the vibrant Midwest town with the funny name.
To create a custom slipcover, I drape, pin and cut fabric directly to your furniture. That’s how I get an excellent fit! I work by appointment only with customer’s here and surrounding West Michigan areas.
For those of you not in my area, I offer a slipcover copy service. I can work with you if you have an old slipcover you’d like replicated. I take it apart to create a template and cut a new slipcover in fabric of your choice.