Cotton denim is a durable twill weave fabric. It washes and wears very well making it a good choice for slipcovers that get a lot of use. Here are the denims I like using:
This durable, natural cotton denim is a very good basic for casual slipcovers that get moderate to frequent use. Coverage is good over most upholstery. Shrinkage: Natural 4″ to 6″ on a one yard length and 2″ to 3″ on the width. See slipcovers in Natural Denim: Marilyn’s sofa and Barb’s sofa.
A medium to heavy weight denim. Great for slipcovers that get daily use and up to 4 washes per year. The look is casual and soft after washed. White color is not too bright or too creamy. Good coverage over most colors but certain dark upholstery colors might show through a bit. Shrinkage: 3″ per yard length and 1″ on width. Slipcover in White Cotton Bull Denim: Peggy’s sofa
Cotton bull denim in color! Check out these options at Big Duck. Beautiful shades of navy blue, grey, mushroom, khaki, red, olive and more. 100% cotton in 11 and 12 oz weights are washable and durable. Colors change frequently.
I’m super happy with this tightly woven, beefy 11.5 oz. cotton bull denim. Dyed the most gorgeous shade of camel — a wonderful alternative to Khaki. Topsider is ideal for everyday slipcovers. Machine washes and dries with very good results. To avoid deep set wrinkles be sure to wash & dry this fabric per my washing instructions. Shrinkage: 6″ per yard length and 3″ on width.
This yarn dyed indigo denim is a classic. Beefy 14 oz. weight with a soft drape. Works well in slipcovers that get a lot of use. You’ll love the durability especially if you have kids and/or pets.
The Indigo Blue color (above) is a medium shade of indigo and the Navy Blue (below) is a dark indigo shade. Both are yarn dyed (not dyed solid) which gives the fabric an authentic blue jean look. Machine washable. Be sure to pre-shrink your yardage. Shrinkage: 2″ per one yard length and 1″ on the width. Slipcovers in Inigo denim: Ellen’s love seat and Kathy’s chair.
This soft, medium weight cotton bull denim is brushed after it’s dyed, which gives the color a subtle broken in look. Beautiful! I treat this brushed denim like any fabric with a nap. I cut all of my pieces in one direction. Expect moderate shrinkage and low wrinkle. Be sure to preshrink your yardage. Also offered in color Olive (below).