Saturday, February 26, 2011

Slipcovers in White

 Slipcovers are a great way to give an older piece of furniture new life.


I've posted these photos before, but I'm sharing them today for the slipcover Saturday Night Special feature at Funky Junk Interiors.  I have made a few blue denim slipcovers in the past, but in the last two years I have used white denim or duck. This sofa slipcover is actually an IKEA slipcover that fits our custom made (and heavily patterned) family room sofa. I thought I would try it out before I spent all the money and time on making one. Lucky for me, it fit quite well!


I really like the pleated bottom on this ottoman slipcover I sewed for the family room. It looks even better and softer now that it has been washed several times.


This kind of pleat is easy if you iron the folds before sewing them in place. The chair slipcover is also one I made. I love the soft ruffled bottom. In the photo below, I had just ripped apart the living room after Christmas to make plans for new paint etc. I'll have to take some new photos, as the throw covers the nice curved back of the chair.


This small ottoman was free and blue velvet with french provincial legs before I made a simple white denim slipcover for it. Very sturdy and super easy to wash. One of my tricks is to put the slipcovers on while still damp.


My slipcovers are not perfect, but I think they get a bit better each time I make one. I hope you get a chance to stop by Donna's SNS. Just be warned, you will be there for awhile!

7 comments:

  1. Still love your slipcovers. They are heavenly!!
    I need to get my sewing machine serviced!
    I have some drop cloths and khaki zebra fabric ready to make into slipcovers!
    This got me inspired.
    Will put my machine in the car and drop it off on Monday!!
    (I {heart} Ikea!)
    Love you, too!
    ~me

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  2. Ah, they are all so pretty! Is denim fabric expensive? I've only ever used drop cloths for slipcovers, since they are so cheap and I'm not afraid of ruining it. Love your combinations of pleats and ruffles. You and I made the same slipcover for our ottomans! Visiting from FJI Slipcover themed link up.

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  3. Your slip covers are awesome. It's hard work making things that involve so much fabric, I find. A lot of lugging huge bits of material around the sewing machine!!

    Sarahx

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  4. Elizabeth,

    I love your slipcovers. One of the reasons I tried one. I was drooling over yours :) I've often wondered if the slipcovers from Ikea would work on pieces not from their line. Good to know. I am all over the pleats and ruffles! Looks great! Think I want to add some to my boring cover. Take care! :) ~M

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  5. fabulous I log onto my blog today and see your newest post on my feed! Last night I was cruising etsy and ebay for ottoman and chair slipcovers. Never thought of checking out Ikea, I do have a surefit saved for "maybe"...thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I love slipcovers! I love to dry them outside in the sunshine where they become white, white, white! I had slipcovers made for our cottage furniture which belonged to my husbands parents and the furniture is older than moi! Your slipcovers are beautiful! I especially love all the pleats! Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Ahh, but they are perfect, Just perfect for that vintage, shabby look that we all love!

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