Supplies

Thread for Sewing Slipcovers

THREAD

T-40 Spun Polyester, 6,000 Yard Cone

A strong thread for industrial straight stitch machines. I use it to sew all of my slipcovers no matter the fabric.  I keep basic colors on hand:  white, antique cream, khaki, dark grey, black and dark navy.

T-27 Spun Polyester, 12,000 Yard Cone

T-27 thread is the size I use on my 2-needle, 4-thread industrial serger. This is a strong, quality thread that works great for overlocking seams on all types of slipcover fabrics.

Welt Cord for SlipcoversWELT CORD

R-TEX Medium Welt Cord #WC10 size 5/32, 500 yards

This is a wholesale resource for medium-firm welt cord. It has a poly tissue-like core and wrapped with a poly braided cover. It’s firm enough to keep its shape yet soft enough to bend around curves smoothly.

Doesn’t shrink or pucker when slipcover is washed under normal conditions. The 5/32 size is standard for slipcovers. A smaller size 4/32 is also available.

Welt Cord, Medium Firm, size 5/32

This is a retail resource for DIY slipcover makers. Same cord as described above. Buy exactly the amount you need for your project.

ZIPPERS

Zipper Tape and Zipper Slides

Wholesale resource for size 4.5 nylon coil zipper tape in 215 yard rolls and matching slides. This is what I use for sofa and armchair cushion covers. Strong and flexible. I keep 4 colors on hand: White, Tan, Black and Grey.

Individual Zippers, Nylon Coil, Size #3

Retail source for nylon coil,closed-end zippers. I keep 2 lengths of size #3 on hand in colors white, natural, tan, black and grey: 30” long for side entry on the slipcover body and 24” long for throw pillows. I cut them shorter when needed.