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Slipcover Fabric Trends: It’s All About Grey

Grey Slipcover Fabric InspirationThanks to episode 6 of Fixer Upper, the remarkable horse barn transformation,  I’m now obsessed with decorating with grey and white. Slipcovers and all!

I especially like grey slipcovers in a room with a lot of white and natural materials. Tonal shades, from pale grey to charcoal, in different weaves strike a nice balance between color and texture.  The recycled cotton Respect Fabric collection from Bemz (maker of custom covers for Ikea furniture) is a beautiful example of this.

Recently, I’ve been working with a few grey slipcover fabrics from Big Duck Canvas. I think you will like them for your own project.

Big Duck Grey Slipcover Fabrics

From left to right:

Linen Plain Weave in Soft Gray — an 8 oz. medium weight linen cotton blend that Big Duck calls “upholstery & drapery” fabric. I call it the perfect slipcover fabric!

  • Beefs up nicely after wash
  • Nice drape and good coverage
  • Lovely grainy texture and soft gray color  See it made up in a slipcover.

Cotton Pebble Cloth in Stone Grey — I’m currently making a sofa slipcover in this 10 oz. canvas and can tell you the overall quality is quite nice. It makes a decent medium weight slipcover with a casual look and feel.

  • Soft cotton with pronounced canvas weave
  • Versatile neutral color –  a warm pale grey with a slight khaki tinge
  • Shrinkage: 3″ on a one yard length, 1″ on the width
  • Low wrinkle when pre-shrunk correctly.

TIP:  use this fabric on the reverse side. The front side is brushed but I found it gets too fuzzy and pills when washed. The reverse side is not brushed and looks great!

Cotton Poly Canvas in Charcoal —  this 10 oz. blend in 60% cotton and 40% polyester is a fine weave canvas yet feels beefy and durable. This a good fabric option for simple, contemporary style slipcovers.

  • Tightly woven with a soft, smooth surface
  • Lower wrinkle than 100% cotton canvas due to the poly content
  • Rich charcoal color
  • Shrinkage: 1″ on a one yard length, 1″ on the width

Fabric Find: $5 Linen Cotton for Slipcovers

Linen Cotton Soft Grey for Slipcovers

Happy New Year everybody! I’m kicking off 2016 with a couple of slipcover projects using this $4.99 linen and cotton fabric in the most beautiful soft grey color.  Yes, really it’s only $4.99 per yard!

plaid chairI love how this linen cotton blend beefed-up and softened when I preshrunk it. Minimal shrinkage (about 3″ on the length) and very low wrinkle…nice! The weight and coverage are just right for slipcovers.

I have already made a set of Euro pillow shams with it. Next up, a slipcover makeover for a pair of these cute, chubby chairs.

Big Duck Canvas is currently offering this fabric on clearance. I have a feeling it won’t last long.