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« on: January 27, 2009 09:29:14 AM »

So, I'm going to make a slip cover for a love seat. I wanted to make it teal. But I couldn't find a thick slipcover fabric that was solid teal. So I bought a thinner $3/yard cotton blend in teal, that you might use for clothes.

Do any of you think I should add another layer of thicker fabric in a similar shade to make it thicker?  Or should I just use the fabric alone and see how it wears. It's not a seat that gets sat in very often. It's more for eye appeal, for brightening up the room.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 02:52:53 PM »

You can do a coupla things:

1)  try it with the single layer

2) wonder-under (aka fusible web) another fabric to your pieces of teal, then treat them as one layer.  This will cut down on the "wiggle" effect you might get if you just lined it, and if you can find a way to hide your seams, would make it reversible.

3) interface it.  (also fusible) That'll actually make your fabric a much heavier weight, especially at seams, where you'll see wear fastest.  It'll be annoying to do that much interfacing, but once you've made a slipcover, you may never want to do it again (ask me how I know.), so you'll be ticked if your lightweight one becomes craptastic too soon.  It'll also make it wrinkle less, which a lightweight fabric may be prone to do. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009 12:54:20 PM »

I used a  leopard print Ralph Lauren sheet on a chaise lounge that I never sit on, and it came out fantastic. I also did a medium weight pink velvet on a loveseat, and I'm happy with that as well- although working on it in August when you are 10 months preggo was very HOT and I dont recommend it to anyone.. the sheet looks great and doesn't shift around or wear out..I think by the time it wears out you will be sick of it anyway. I would definatley not take the time to Wonderunder or interface.
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