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looking for slipcover fabric

Posted by ratherbesewing (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 10:50

I found this fabric on the MaryJo site and ordered a sample. Unfortunately, in real life, it's much darker-it looks like a regular old tan color from the other side of the room. So disappointing-I guess that's why you order a sample instead of purchasing 20 yards. I plan on slipcovering a family room sofa and want something that won't show every smudge and stain. Have you slipcovered/upholstered anything recently with a fabric you love? I need some inspiration and only have a local Joanns.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mary Jo's

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RE: looking for slipcover fabric

No slipcovers here but I have been playing with upholstery. I got the fabric for this one from Country Curtains; it was $30.50 per yard on sale for $3.99, and it's fabulous. They are sold out of 2 colorways, including mine, but they have it left in a neutral, which may be what you want. I have linked it below. I used the back side of this 'Belvedere' fabric facing out.


I also recommend Barn Fabric Center, as Gary usually sells his 'drapery' weight fabrics for $5.99 a yard and ships very quickly.
His upholstery fabric is $6.99 a yard right now.

I bought the linen to re-do this antique chair from the Barn. Modelling it after this Restoration Hardware one for $1695.

Before -

During/almost after! Please try to ignore that awfully messy background.


I'll make a large down pillow for it from this 100% flax fabric from eBay. This was just a small sample one.

I can't recommend eBay for fabric enough, if you have the time to scroll through hundreds - thousands of options. I have bought so much fabric there, at incredibly good prices, as well as from

Here is a link that might be useful: Belvedere Fabric

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