I think sometimes people have misconceptions about slipcovers. It reminds some of sheet like cloths draped over a sofa with a couple of ties on either side. The type of slipcovers that I make aren't anything like sheets. In fact, after seeing some of the most recent ones I've made, you might mistake the slipcovers for upholstered furniture.
Slipcovers have come a long way. They offer great variation to give your furniture a new "wardrobe." Let me show you what I mean.
The first chair is one that will be paired with the curved armchair I did several months ago. Here is the before and after:
The linen/cotton blend fabric was really nice material for a slipcover and is really soft to the touch.
The next slipcover is actually a pair of slipcovers I made for a pair of nice quality armchairs. The owner had old floral slipcovers for the Arhaus armchairs she purchased years ago. The chairs themselves were in really good shape, but the floral pattern didn't go with the aqua and blue tones she chose for her new home. She took the picture of the old slipcover and sent it to me. It doesn't even look like the same chair with the new slipcover!
For this chair pair, I used the old slipcover as a pattern for the new one. I ripped the old slipcover pieces apart and cut new ones out of the new fabric. If you look closely, you'll notice the piping stands out a little. That's because we decided to use the wrong side of the fabric as the piping fabric. It's gives a great contrast and adds a little interest without being too complicated. Here are both of the chairs together in their new home: