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Patchwork Slipcover: A Labor of Love

Patchwork Slipcover by Ballarat Patchwork

You can’t get more cheery than this scrappy patchwork slipcover! Ballarat Patchwork made this beauty from new quilting fabrics and lined it with muslin. Definitely a labor of love.

Prefer a more boho-style patchwork? Check out Bokja Designs. Their patchwork upholstered pieces are truly one of a kind. Very inspiring!

Simple Ticking Slipcover for Wingback Chair

Ticking Slipcover by Karen Powell

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.

Slipcover Fabrics Inspired by Vintage French Textiles

Home decor fabrics by French General

Home decor fabric collection by French General 

If you crave the look of vintage French country fabrics — simple, rustic prints and stripes in soft, worn shades of blue, red and natural — you’re going to love French General’s home textile collection.

Kaari Meng, along with Fabricut, have done a beautiful job at reproducing authentic fabric patterns and color palettes inspired by interiors of old, rural homes in the South of France.

Made from cotton and linen fiber without flame retardant, the French General collection includes medium-weight fabrics perfect for making casual, comfortable slipcovers with vintage appeal.