7 oz cotton duck for a slipcover?

mcpsAugust 21, 2013

Good evening!
I am working with a seamstress to have a slipcover made for my sectional sofa.
I found a web site Big Duck Canvas, that has a good price on cotton duck...my choices are 7 oz or 10 oz.
The seamstress would prefer to work with 7 oz.
Do you think this is heavy enough?
I want a natural colored slipcover and the fabric I am covering is a deep red - do you think it will show through? Is the 7 oz durable?
I'm concerned about spending the money and then getting something I'm not happy with.
Thanks in advance!

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I think the lighter weight is better for slipcovers. If you're going to wash, it would need to be prewashed before making.
A liner can be made if the old fabric shows thru, but it'll cost more. The only way to know if it'll show thru or not, is to lay the fabric on the sofa and see.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 12:25PM
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Thanks for your response. I figured if I was fretting about it so much, I might as well get the 10oz. I'm stretching my budget as it is, so I wouldn't want to pay extra for a liner.
I really appreciate your input!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:54AM
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10oz will work fine, but just make sure to prewash first.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 4:26PM
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