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Inspiring Natural Denim Slipcovers

Inspiring Natural Denim SlipcoversHello everyone! How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about all of you here in the U.S., and abroad, and hope you are staying healthy and are in good spirits as you adjust to your new norm.

I’ve been staying busy with a variety of personal and business projects here at home in Michigan. I’m an idea hamster and need to stay creative!

Since my workroom is temporarily closed I don’t have any new slipcover makeovers to share. But I want to inspire you just the same.

I thought it would be fun to look back at custom slipcovers I’ve created in natural denim. Transforming armchairs and sofas with this classic favorite never grows old. And, the results always make my customers very happy.

I hope these before and after photos bring you a little cheer and spark ideas for refreshing your worn & loved furniture this season. Enjoy! Continue reading

How-To Create a Fitted Slipcover for a Cushy Curvy Chair

Club Chair Custom Slipcover Natural Denim

A rounded back, curved inner back, puffy rolled top and deep tufts. These cozy features on Roxanne’s well-loved arm chair have stood the test time.

Her old chair is still sturdy and very comfortable. Never mind the faded, outdated upholstery. When a chair has good bones, comfy support and classic design the sky’s the limit on updating the look.

Roxanne’s vision for her chair:  clean, bright and versatile. She went with a fitted slipcover in natural denim.

Fitted? How in the world do you get fabric to snug smoothly over all of those cushy curves? Continue reading

Slipcover Replacement: Can your old sofa or chair cover be copied?

Replacement Sofa Slipcover DenimCatherine’s old slipcover was cat scratched, stained, shrunk-up and stretched out. At first glance you might think how in the world can her cover be copied with good results.

Well, in spite of its worn out condition, Catherine’s slipcover turned out to be a straightforward pattern to replicate. Here’s why:  

  1. Overall good fit. The slipcover frame (the body) fit relatively well. It only needed minor fit adjustments — a few simple fixes to restore the original shape such as adding ease, squaring up corners and raising the slouchy skirt.
  2. Cushion covers intact. The overall shape and fit of the back and seat cushion covers could be copied as-is. No additional pattern drafting or guesswork needed.
  3. New slipcover fabric similar to original.  Slipcover fit translates best when the fabric for the new slipcover is the same or similar weave and weight as the original. Catherine’s old cover was made with a sturdy cotton denim. For her slipcover copy I used this durable, washable 12 oz cotton bull denim in color Soft Cream from Big Duck Canvas.

See more slipcover copies I’ve created and learn what else to consider when it’s time to have your old slipcover copied.