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Favorite White Fabrics for Slipcovers

The Slipcover Maker White Denim Favorite

Sofa slipcover in 12 oz white cotton bull denim.

I love the look of white slipcovers. They brighten up a space and are super versatile. I can easily live with them year round.

My customer, Nellie, loves them, too. Every piece of her furniture (including the sofa above) in her living room and family room is covered with white slips. And, she has five kids and a dog!!

I’ve worked with many different white fabrics over the years and I always return to my favorite denims and canvas. They are heavy weight, densely woven and washable. All of them provide very good coverage over most upholstery colors and textures.

I also found an 8 oz. cotton chino twill in white that I really like for medium weight slipcovers. I share the link further down in this post. 

When choosing a white fabric make sure it’s durable and has a stable weave so it can be washed on a regular basis (at least 3 times per year) without pilling, developing weak spots or shrinking excessively.

Here are my favorite washable white slipcover fabrics: Continue reading

Gingham Slipcovers for Any Decor Style

Gingham Slipcovers for Slipcovermaker.com

Just spotted these happy gingham slipcovers on Nancy Pew’s Pinterest board, Slipcovers.

I’ve always liked the unfussy minimal look of a gingham check. If your furniture piece has simple lines, a slipcover makeover in cotton gingham will look great. It’s one of those classic fabric patterns that’s versatile enough to work with any decor style.

Did you know this yarn-dyed cotton fabric has been around since the 17th century? Betty at V is for Vintage writes about its long, trendy history. So interesting!

Summer Slipcover for Wingback Chair & Ottoman

Cotton & Linen Slipcover by Karen Powell

My customer chose a two-tone cotton and linen basketweave fabric for her pair of wingback chairs and ottoman slipcovers. A great summer look!

Slipcover Button Closesure by Slipcovermaker.comInstead of using self fabric for the welt cord, I used natural linen. It reduced bulk and provided a subtle contrast. I also used the linen to create a decorative button detail on the back. 

Janes Chair Front Arm

Hidden under the button flap is a zipper. It takes the stress off the buttons and controls the fit across the curved back.

I also gave these washable slipcovers short skirts and soft pleats around the arms and wings — little details that give the furniture a casual, relaxed look.