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slipcover fabric assistance needed

Posted by ratherbesewing (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 11, 12 at 15:00

I plan to sew a slipcover for my family room sofa. I like the look of the Pottery Barn slips. Brushed canvas, canvas twill seem to be the typical fabric. I am concerned about wrinkles-they kind of make me crazy. What have you used for slipcovers? Are they holding up?


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RE: slipcover fabric assistance needed

I used cotton duck. I think twill would wrinkle less. When you wash it only let it dry until slightly damp and then put is back on. I found that the wrinkles come out by themselves using this method.


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RE: slipcover fabric assistance needed

I had chairs slipcovered in a matelasse - I found king bedspreads on sale on line and the price per yard came out to be a real bargain. The fabric is not 100% cotton - don't remember percentages exactly but it's a cotton poly blend and I think that helps it not wrinkle and retain shape very well.

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