Monday, December 7, 2009


Today is what Winnie the Pooh would call blustery. I just call it rainy and cold. It's the kind of day that smart people stay inside and off the roads. Alas, I had to deliver a slipcover this morning, so I got to experience it close up and personal. Anyway, we do need rain, and as we get so little, it seems somehow wrong to complain.

This chair is slipcovered with canvas, the kind artists or painters use. It's just like a drop-cloth, without the seams, so much easier to use.
Back view with buttons. We tried putting it on without unbuttoning it and it was a no-go. Sometimes the buttons do more that just look cute!
The back pillow with a 1" ruffle. Since the fabric is so plain, having a gathered skirt and this ruffled pillow adds a bit of interest and texture. For the slipcover, seat cushion and this back pillow, I used a 10 oz. canvas, which is semi-heavy duty. The 12 oz. would not have worked at all. For the welting, the 1" ruffle and the buttons, I used an 8 oz. Since it is the same color, it makes no difference in the finished look, but it would have been very hard, if not impossible, to do the small ruffle in the heavier fabric. It was hard enough gathering the skirt. My client likes it so much, she is going to have me do the sofa, too.


Valerie said...

I'm all about the buttons in the back too, Tamerie! It was great to see you on Saturday. I'll have to make a special top for you next time so you can be my model!!

Janet said...

When I read artist canvas my first thought was "oh, you could paint on your slipcover!!!" How cool would that be!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Tamerie. If you were to make me a chair, this is what it would be...big, deep, with ruffles and back buttons. LOVE it!! :-)


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Another gorgeous job sweet friend and I have never heard of using artist canvas to make a slipcover. I love the ruffle on the pillow!

Thanks for your sweet words Tamerie, they mean the world to me!

Love and an extra tight hug,

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie that is so beautiful! I love all of your creations... that chair looks so cozy and inviting! Stay warm in the rain... we are about 17 degrees today, wow, a heat wave, it was 11 yesterday! Bisous... Julie Marie

SherryRoseBella said...

I love the slipcover & the buttons in the back are wonderful!!

Laurel said...

Really the buttons are the best! How are you my Friend? I wikll tell you blustery is the word-even had some snow-a HUGE rarity in this corner of the world.
Love-to YOU!

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm loving the ruffles! I'm so glad you are doing well with your business! Today I was thinking about the blistering heat in L.A -so in the end some rain must be really welcome there.

Hugs from snowy Canada!


Beach Vintage said...

You just can't beat the look of white on sofa's. I know its a hard one to clean but the slipcovers fix that problem (thanks to you).

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Sweet!!
It's cold here too! It even rained!:-0 We had a heck of a wind storm the other night also. Brrrrrr
I loved catching up with all of your posts. As usual, your slipcovers are to die for. I'm really loving the canvas ones. I bet they really hold up to pets and kids too. The mercantile market is a place I MUST visit, as well as the store too.
I hope all is well with you my dear!


Michelle M White said...

I know that "client" and I'm jealous! I really will have you do mine after the holidays!!!