Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ticking-Stripe Slip Covers

I love new slipcovers!
And these were long overdue.
The old slipcovers on these chairs were getting a bit ratty,
but I just couldn't find any fabric I wanted to replace them.

Until I decided to change the color scheme of the room.
Then everything fell into place and I suddenly knew
 what fabric these chairs needed to be.
 I have done several tutorials on how to make slipcovers, so I won't do that now.
If you are interested, you can check out this sofa slipcover, or either wing back chair
slipcover, here or here.
I will just add a few details and tips relevant to these chairs.

 I wanted pleats (which are very easy and not too time consuming),
so I used wide navy seam binding as a detail to cover the seam.

 I used the same binding to make matching piping.

I used fabric that I bought a few years ago, and as I was cutting out the pieces,
I realized I was going to be short a couple of yards. I looked everywhere, but
nothing matched the coloring of this particular ticking fabric. So I used
some linen I already had for the backing.

I brought the ticking over the back and added a strip down the middle
to add detail to the plain linen fabric.

I also used muslin for the underside of the cushion
and part of the cushion band that wouldn't show.
This stretched my ticking fabric so that it was just enough!

 New pillows complete the look!

No Minimalist Here


  1. The slipcovers are amazing and I love the ticking fabric. Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party.

  2. These slipcovers are so pretty! I'm a big fan of the ticking! I'd love for you to share this at my Creative Ways Link Party that's live right now. Hope to see you at the party!

  3. Your chairs look fabulous!! I love the fabric.