This is the MOST amazing transformation! I love this fabric! My client got this chair for free and ordered her fabric off of fabric.com. It’s called Waverly Santa Maria Gem. Doncha love it! I love when we show some leg on a slipcover transformation. Gorgeous!!!
I always prewash my fabric in HOT water and dry it on the hottest settings before making the first cut into my fabric to create my white slipcover.
I have a dog and 2 kids that play soccer. And they…and all their paraphenalia are always dirtying up my white slips. In the past, I would rip them off and throw them in the wash with detergent and bleach. It works everytime…even with red wine. I’ve also started washing them in cold water instead of hot which saves a little on the electric.
Lately, I’ve been using this Arm & Hammer with Oxi Clean.
And boosting my laundry with borax which says it’s an all natural boran mineral /salt mixture from the mines. It seems to be less harsh on the fabric. It seemed that using bleach…although will get them white was harsher on the fabric and it would wear through quicker. Just from my experience.
Also, if you’re lazy like me and having a great time with friends on your white sofa drinking red wine…AND you don’t rip it off immediately…spray a little zout on your stain and let it sit for a few minutes and then throw it in.
Do you have any tips for washing your white slipcovers? Please share!
Who doesn’t love white slipcovers? I want to make out with this white sectional slipcover! And the blue ottoman! Seriously! I got a call from Leigh to slipcover her sectional, ottoman and a couple of pillows! I said “ummm…yes!” So…off to work I went…and here is the result.
She has a black lab and was petrified about the shedding hair…like Nester over her sectional…with her chocolate lab. But SLIPCOVERS were made for pets! Can I get an AMEN? Just rip it off and throw it in the wash Actually, I’ve been using borax instead of bleach lately…it’s much gentler on the fabric. So…give me a shout if you need new clothes for your furniture!
UPDATE:: Go read Leigh’s post about this slipcover!
I just delivered this to my client! She loved it! She has rescued two greyhounds and they love to snuggle on this loveseat. The added skirt makes it look like a completely different piece. I also added a piece of cording down the middle of the tight back to give the illusion of two cushions. Now, she can just rip it off and toss it in the wash. Now, I’m getting ready to bust out a sectional!