Canvas is a strong, plain weave fabric. Made from cotton, other natural fibers or blends, canvas makes a versatile and long wearing slipcover. Below are my favorites.
I like this heavyweight duck cloth (canvas) for simple white slipcovers that get a lot of use and frequent washing. It’s also a good choice when lighter-weight white fabrics are not dense enough to cover dark colored upholstery. Shrinkage: 3″ on a one yard length, 2″ on the width. This duck is offered in many other colors.
White cotton canvas also available in this medium weight 10 oz. White Duck Cloth.
A heavy weight, undyed canvas made with 2-ply yarns in the fill (width of fabric). It’s a bit thicker and more durable than regular 12 ounce single-ply natural canvas. I love the casual, relaxed look after washed….wrinkles and all. Shrinkage: 4″ on a one yard length, 2″ on the width. Slipcover made in #12 weight natural canvas: Sharon’s sofa and Karen’s chair
12 oz. Vintage Stonewashed Cotton-Poly Canvas — several colors!
This heavy-duty cotton-poly blend canvas is tough and long-wearing. It works well for slipcovers that get a lot of use every day. The look is rustic, the hand feel is sturdy. It’s stonewashed, which gives the color an uneven faded, and streaked appearance. This is NOT a soft fabric but it does get supple after wash. Low wrinkle. Be sure to preshrink your yardage.
This is an economical canvas that makes a casual slipcover of medium-weight. Offered in natural, white and lots of colors. The hand-feel softens after it’s washed and takes on a relaxed, broken-in look. Expect moderate wrinkle on colors and high wrinkle on natural depending on how you wash/dry it. Shrinkage: 4″ on a one yard length, 2″ on the width. Slipcovers in 10 oz. canvas: Sue’s chair
I’m very impressed with the quality of this organic cotton canvas. Soft hand-feel, tightly woven and a much lower wrinkle than a conventional 10 oz cotton canvas. It is preshrunk for softness but it still shrinks. Be sure to wash and dry your yardage following my preshrink instructions.
Makes a good medium weight slipcover. Best for slipcovers that get moderate use and a few washes year. This fabric is certified organic by the Eko Sustainable Textile Standard.
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