(oh, you know you do).
Here are some things you should keep in mind when slipcovering.
Consider slipcovers on dining chairs or bar stools. Our barstools came with removal, velcro-ed covers. They are a cinch to wash when food gets on them.
Having slipcovers made often costs as much as reupholstery.
So, decide if your furniture piece is worth it.
Do you like the design and is it in good shape?
Have slipcover fabric washed before fabrication.
First, try washing a swatch. The fabricator may charge you $1 to $2 per foot to wash the fabric for you (which may be worth it if you have large quantities).
Look for white, off white, taupe or oatmeal fabric on sale or at a discount outlet. I use 100% linen, cotton/linen blends, cotton basket weaves or cotton twill fabrics.
Generally stick with solid fabrics in the colors mentioned above so that you can change your look.
Make sure your fabric is sturdy enough to hold up to wear and is thick enough not to be able see through it.
Vignette Design uses heavy woven, vintage Hungarian linen on her dining chairs…
and she even had them beautifully monogrammed.
Use slipcovers to change or update the design.
Here my friend, Netta, slipcovers just the back of her armless Louis Ghost chairs.
After Tommy went back to college, I washed this sofa’s slipcover and the chocolate and pizza stains are gone! Note: Take the slipcover out of the dryer slightly damp and hand smooth the wrinkles while it is on the sofa.