Best material for washable slip covers?

deee_gwJuly 24, 2012

Specific information, including a brand name, would be great. I don't need anything fancy - just something plain, relatively comfortable and will hold up to a machine wash.

Also, any hints for my talk with the upholsterer? The couch to be slip covered is heavy duty wicker so I will just need the cushions done. The cushions are nearly new and in good shape.

Thanks!

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liriodendron

I like 100% linen, or even heavier-weight cotton. Be sure to pre-shrink it, first, before having the covers made. Wash and (machine, if you're planning to use one) dry it at the hottest temps you might ever use.

L.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:54AM
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nanny2a

I have just finished making several slipcovers, and recovering couch and chair cushions using this fabric, and am so impressed with it that I love sharing this info. It is totally machine washable, with little or NO ironing needed afterward, and is heavy and durable, just perfect for a slipcover or new cover, in fact. It isn�t cheap, but well worth the price. There are other colors, too. I have no connection with this fabric resource, other than being a consumer just like everyone else. You may be able to get this fabric at other resources for less, or more, for that matter, I just love the product.

Here is a link that might be useful: Denim

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 2:03PM
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ratherbesewing

To Nanny2A: fabric.com lists this denim as "heavy weight". Did you also add piping to the seams of your slipcover? Were the multiple layers managable in your sewing machine? BTW, I recently ordered from fabric.com and found 15% off promo codes on google. LOVE a promo code--it's like free money!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 3:45PM
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nanny2a

Yes, to piping on the slipcover. The fabric is heavy, but not overly so, and I had no difficulty with it in my Bernina. Wish I�d seen that promo code BEFORE I placed my last order, but I�ll use it for another......thanks!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 4:59PM
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