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7 oz cotton duck for a slipcover?

Posted by mcps (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 0:05

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 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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RE: 7 oz cotton duck for a slipcover?

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.

RE: 7 oz cotton duck for a slipcover?

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!

RE: 7 oz cotton duck for a slipcover?

10oz will work fine, but just make sure to prewash first.

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