What is the difference between the various slipcover fabrics? Sure Fit's design team uses the
most popular fabrics and patterns from the upholstery market. All fabrics
are machine washable and pass through rigorous quality control procedures.
Today, with new fiber technology, slipcover fabrics are more luxurious and
durable than ever! Velvet and Chenille slipcovers are heavyweight, soft to
the touch, and lavishly textured.
100% Cotton covers are very popular
since cotton is a wonderful year-round fabric that is naturally soft,
breathable, and retains color beautifully. Whether you lean towards more
formal fabrics such as damask, or more casual fabrics such as denim, you
can rest assured that Sure Fit slipcover fabrics look and feel expensive
but are, in fact, very reasonably priced. For information about specific
fabrics, see the fabric
How durable are these slipcovers? All Sure Fit fabrics
undergo rigorous quality tests in an in-house laboratory before being
introduced to the line. Many wonderful patterns are not accepted because
they do not meet the following standards:
Sandpaper Abrasion Test - tests for wearability
Shrinkage - we don't allow much shrinkage to get the best fit
wash after wash
Crocking - Tests for colorfastness so color doesn't come off
on your furniture
Ball Burst Test (50 lbs. of pressure) - tests for puncture
Sure Fit slipcovers can be washed again and again with minimal
shrinkage and fading. There are several fabrics (Damask and Suede)
which actually look better after washing! Many customers ask what our most
durable fabric is (the one that will stand up to heavy dogs or a house
full of teenagers.) Our Indigo Denim, Performance Twill
and Simply Suede covers are the most heavyweight and durable.
What are the best fabrics for pet owners? Denim and Simply
Suede are the best fabrics for pet owners because pet hair brushes right
Generally, fabrics with some pattern will hide pet hair better
than solid fabrics. Also, try to match your cover to your pet! Performance
Twill Maize is a good, durable fabric that matches Golden Retrievers!
There is nothing we can do for all of you with one black cat and one white
Which fabrics stay in place the best? Heavier,
textured fabrics stick to your upholstery and stay in place better that
smooth, lightweight fabrics. They also wrinkle less. Heavy/textured
fabrics include Indigo Denim, Windsor Tapestry,
Corduroy, Sure Chenille and Velvet.
Are fabric blends comfortable? Yes. Advances in technology,
especially in microfibers, have created beautiful, soft, luxurious fabrics
that look and feel great. Blends are used to make fabric stronger to
withstand lots of wear and multiple washings. Most covers become softer
after just one washing.
Can I buy fabric separately? Yes. Fabric may be purchased in
3-yard cuts. Most fabrics are 60" wide so your cut will measure
approximately 5' wide x 9' long. Use your fabric to make separate cushion
covers, pillows, valances, table rounds and more.
How do I care for my slipcover? Sure Fit slipcovers are
completely machine washable. Wash them in cold water, gentle cycle. Do not
use bleach. Depending on fabric, line dry or tumble dry on low setting.
You don't have to be afraid of whites; removing dirt and stains from these
slipcovers is simple and easy. In fact, some fabrics get better with
washing… the textures on a damask fabric, for example, puff up after
washing, making the pattern appear more distinguished and luxurious.
Remember, no ironing or dry cleaning needed! Just pull the cover out of
the dryer once the cycle is complete and immediately place it on the
furniture to avoid wrinkles. If your cover gets wrinkled in storage,
simply toss it in the dryer on low heat with a wet washcloth for ten
minutes to remove the wrinkles. Washing instructions come with every
How do I remove wrinkles? To avoid wrinkles after
laundering, just pull the cover out of the dryer once the cycle is
complete and immediately place it on the furniture. If your cover gets
wrinkled in storage, simply toss it and a damp washcloth in the dryer on
low heat for ten minutes with to steam out the wrinkles. If the cover is
wrinkled while on your furniture, try spraying a mist of water on the
cover with a spray bottle and pressing out the wrinkles with your hand.
(Do not tumble dry fabrics that have instructions to line dry).
Duck 8 oz. (as compared to the 10 oz Brushed Twill or Denim).
Breathable, retains color well. Great price ($84.15 for the sofa
size), lots of colors (natural, linen, red, moss, indigo, camel,
burgundy, black). Wrinkles more than fabric blends containing olefin
or polyester. Dark cotton colors will show lint etc.
Cotton Prints Usually printed on cotton duck cloth.
Feel heavier than the plain cotton. Most prints come in the elastic
style. When in doubt about a print, purchase a solid slipcover and
use printed pillows to perk it up.
Damask Tone on tone design woven on a jacquard
loom. Good blend of cotton and poly. Design gets nicer with washing
since cotton threads puff up. Anne is a great price ($67.15 for a
sofa cover). Good for people with pets as hair brushes off easily.
Lara is 100% polyester and one of our better selling styles. Laurel
is 100% polyester with a vintage floral design.
Denim 10 oz brushed denim - soft, not hard like new
denim jeans. Most durable for people with pets and kids. All the
same properties of denim. You can wash it a lot and it will hold up.
Matelasse One of our more elegant, rich looking
fabrics. Wears really well. You don't have to wash it as much as you
think for a white fabric. Spot cleans easily.
Twill Heavyweight (9 oz) twill in six colors: khaki, claret,
maize, white, black and sky. Easy care 100% polyester treated to
repel stains and wrinkles. Liquids roll right off!
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