Category Archives: slipcover fabrics

Best Blue Jean Denim for Slipcovers

Swatches of denim in different shades of blue.

Cotton blue jean denim is ideal for washable slipcovers. This versatile and long wearing home decor fabric is designed for comfort!

I like using it to cover cozy armchairs and family-friendly sofas. It even works great for daybeds and dining chairs.

In this post I share some of my favorite blue jean denims along with tips for choosing the best one for your slipcover project.

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Best Fabric Weights for Washable Slipcovers

There are many things to consider when choosing fabric but weight is numero uno. Why? Because it dictates the look, feel, and function of your washable slipcover. 

How do you figure out which weight is best for your project? 

In today’s post, I share a simple guide to help you match fabric weight with the end use of your slipcover. This is key! Continue reading

Favorite White Fabrics for Slipcovers

The Slipcover Maker White Denim Favorite

Sofa slipcover in 12 oz white cotton bull denim.

I love the look of white slipcovers. They brighten up a space and are super versatile. I can easily live with them year round.

My customer, Nellie, loves them, too. Every piece of her furniture (including the sofa above) in her living room and family room is covered with white slips. And, she has five kids and a dog!!

I’ve worked with many different white fabrics over the years and I always return to my favorite denims and canvas. They are heavy weight, densely woven and washable. All of them provide very good coverage over most upholstery colors and textures.

I also found an 8 oz. cotton chino twill in white that I really like for medium weight slipcovers. I share the link further down in this post. 

When choosing a white fabric make sure it’s durable and has a stable weave so it can be washed on a regular basis (at least 3 times per year) without pilling, developing weak spots or shrinking excessively.

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