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This Tent and Tarp Canvas Makes the Best Slipcover

Big Duck Canvas Chair Slipcover

It doesn’t take much to completely change the look of your favorite slipcovered armchair.  A fabric update and a skirt redesign usually does the trick.

This project was a slipcover replacement for my customer Ali in Washington, DC. She sent me her original floral slipcover to be copied in #12 weight natural cotton canvas.

Her vision for her new cover? A classic look, versatile, durable and washable. That was easy to achieve with #12 weight canvas because it delivers all of that and then some.

Compared to regular 12 oz canvas, the #12 weight is tougher, smoother, stronger and less grainy. That’s because it’s made with 2-ply yarns and tightly woven. Designed for tents and tarps, this utility canvas also makes the best washable, long wearing slipcovers. You will love the price, too!

Be sure to follow my preshrink instructions to minimize wrinkles.

Natural Duck Slipcovers for the Patio

Canvas Chair Cushion Slipcovers

Patio chair slipcovers in #12 weight natural duck cloth.

My friends, Dave and Linda, sent me this photo of the canvas slipcovers I recently made for their poolside patio chairs.  Poolside in December?  Obviously they don’t live here in cold, snowy Michigan!

Once in awhile I make slipcovers for customers outside of my area.  I don’t do it often because the pattern method I use requires me to have access to the furniture.  But since the cushions were a simple rectangle box style and Dave was able to take accurate measurements from his existing covers I could easily do the project long distance.

I used #12 cotton duck/canvas in color Natural.

Although this fabric does not have a water, mold, stain or fade resistant coating, it’s still a good choice for outdoor use.  That is if you live in warm, dry Phoenix like Dave and Linda.  Lucky them 🙂  The thick #12 weight is woven super dense and is made with 2-ply yarns.  It naturally resists a certain amount of moisture and will hold up well to the elements for a long while with proper care.