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Slipcover Fabric Review: Canvas Drop Cloth vs. Canvas Yardage

Slipcover Canvas ComparisonDo you have a tight slipcover budget and need a low-cost fabric?

A canvas drop cloth could be the perfect solution. It seems like a bargain at only $34 for a 12 ft x 15 ft piece of fabric.

On the other hand, canvas at $5 per yard might be a super deal when you factor in ease of use, quality and durability.

Which one offers the most savings?

In this post, I break down what you can expect from a canvas drop cloth vs. canvas yardage for your slipcover. I think you will be surprised at what you really get for your money. Let’s dive in!

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5 Slipcover Tips for Updating a Classic Loveseat

Upholstered Loveseat Before Slipcover

Isn’t this loveseat a cutie? I’m not sure if my customer, Tamara, purchased it secondhand or it was already in her family. What I do know is she looked past the outdated features and saw potential in the solid frame, classic design, and comfortable cushions.

The only thing this piece needed was a slipcover makeover with fabric and design details that worked with her farmhouse-style living space.

Here are the five things I updated to give Tamara’s loveseat the style boost she envisioned. Continue reading

Slipcover Design: How to Handle Outer Arm Seams

Slipcover Natural Denim for Armchair

An outer arm seam sits high or low on the side of the rolled arm. It runs from the front arm to the back corner seam. Some are barely noticeable while others have welt cord or decorative topstitching.

I’m frequently asked about OA seams:  Are they necessary? What is the correct placement? Why do some slipcovers have them and others don’t?

In this post I share examples of slipcovers I’ve designed with and without outer arm seams. Here’s the scoop on when, why and how I do it.  Continue reading