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How I Slipcovered This Tricky Attached Back Chair

Arhaus Chair Before Slipcover MakeoverFiguring out the best way to slipcover this attached back chair was a puzzle at first.

Should I detach the two back cushions and replace them with one loose slipcovered cushion?  Or, if I leave the cushions attached should I cover them separately? Or, cover them as one?

I chewed on those questions for several days after receiving Priscilla’s photos of her Arhaus chair. And, even then I wasn’t coming up with a definite answer!

The problem was I couldn’t tell from her pictures if it was feasible to remove the back cushions. Some pillow-style back cushions should not be detached. Read why. I also couldn’t get a sense of how deep the tuck-ins were at the side and bottom or how they were shaped.

When the chair arrived at my workroom I was able to pull and poke at those cushions from every direction. I could see and feel how they were attached. I had my answer! Continue reading

The Best Faded, Streaked and Worn Slipcover Fabric

Old Worn Denim Slipcover

Anthea sent me her old denim loveseat cover to duplicate in canvas. Not just any ole canvas. She chose a heavyweight, durable cotton-poly blend with a vintage stonewashed finish.

The results: a wonderfully rustic slipcover for her family cabin in Vermont. It’s going to look right at home next to the big stone fireplace, log walls and wide plank wood floors.

If you’ve never slipcovered with stonewashed canvas you might be wondering what’s so special about this faded and streaked fabric.
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Cotton-Linen Slipcovers for Flexsteel Classics

Linen Cotton Textured Slipcover

Judy, one of my local customers here in West Michigan, got new slipcovers today. And, boy do they look fantastic in her family room!

I pin fit her 12 year old classic Flexsteel sofa and oversized chairs with off-white washed linen-cotton. Don’t you love the tiny raised pattern?

Soft, thick and textured, this casual slipcover fabric is a pretty alternative to natural denim and canvas. It also worked like a charm covering the rosewood color upholstery.

Flexsteel Chair Slipcovers Linen Cotton