Buying guide to fabric selection for slipcovered furniture

 

Slipcovered Furniture Fabric Selection

How to Choose a Fabric for Your Slipcovered Furniture

Questions to ask when deciding on a fabric with durability and style:
1.     Location of furniture?
2.     Style of furniture?
3.     Size of room?


How to choose the right fabric type:
1.     Natural Fabric
2.     Man-made Fabric

What is a fabric grade?
A-F – Ranges from less $ to more $ due to how expensive the fabric was to make.

Fabric Durability Considerations:
1.    Pets
2.    High Traffic Areas
3.    Woven over Printed
4.    Higher Thread Count
5.    Denser fabric lasts longer

Fabric Style: Casual or Traditional?
Fabric Color:
1.     Room Size
2.     Mood
3.    Trendy Colors – Be sure

Special Considerations:
1.    Fade Resistant
2.    Mildew Resistant
3.    Allergies
4.    Pets

Natural Fibers – Cotton, Linen, Wool, Silk, Rayon
Synthetic Fibers – Acrylic, Polyester, Nylon, Olefin, Polypropylene, Woven, Knit, Velvet, Non-woven, Print
Pattern Types – Body Cloths, Florals, Paisleys, Geometrics, Stripes, Plaids, Frames, Chair patterns, Novelties, Ethnic Patterns, Prints

 
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