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Choosing Sofa Cover Fabric first consideration

Update:03 Feb 2023

Fabric is your first consideration when choosing a sofa […]

Fabric is your first consideration when choosing a sofa cover, and it determines how well the slipcover will perform over time. The type of fabric you choose will affect the look and feel of your sofa, as well as how often it needs to be washed (if it’s not machine washable).

Texture is a big factor when choosing a fabric for your slipcover. Textured fabrics, such as twill, damask or denim, add visual interest to your furniture and can also help resist wrinkling.

If you’re looking for a durable, easy-to-clean fabric, try a polyester-cotton blend. Its combination of strength and elasticity makes it ideal for a sofa or chair slipcover.

You can choose a loose-fitting or tailored slipcover, depending on your taste and how closely it will match the lines of your sofa or chair. You can also choose from a variety of textures, including cotton and velvet.

Your fabric choice will also determine how well your slipcover will protect the furniture underneath it. If you have a wood frame or wooden arms, then a synthetic fiber will be a better choice than natural fabric.

Price: Your fabric will determine the overall cost of your slipcover. High-thread count fabrics are more expensive than low-thread count fabrics, but they’re usually much more durable and will last longer.

Pet-Friendly Fabric: If you have a family dog, it’s a good idea to choose a fabric that can repel pet hair and stains. A microfiber slipcover with a liquid guard, such as this one from Orvis, is a great option to protect your couch cushions from fur and slobber.