Slipcovers have been around for a long time, documented from the 17th century. In the beginning they were simply inexpensive plain fabric thrown over furniture and used to protect costly upholstery textiles such as silk damask and velvet. As they began to be tailored to individual pieces of furniture they were called loose covers, case covers, or dust covers. Today gaining in popularity called simply slipcovers. According to documentary pictures, they were in drawing rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms in the 18th and 19th centuries. Though most slipcovers were simply pulled over furniture then tucked here and there, some needed to be held in place with ties, a trend we still find attractive. Many were made with unbleached muslin or ticking stripes and used as dust covers on winter furniture in grand houses when the family went away for the summer. This idea has appeal to us today, because slipcovers allow us to change with the seasons. In the summer, many households now a days slipcover furniture in a casual look using denim or twill or ducking. Gradually slipcovers became more sophisticated. Though they are still predominately made of cotton or linen, often the cloth is glazed printed Cotton, Damask, Denims or Ducking. But tapestries and yes even Leather and soft Vinyl are doable too.