DIY Drop Cloth Slipcover Review

If you were following my Instagram stories over the past few months, you might have seen me talking about the slip cover I was piecing together for our awkwardly shaped couch.

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It’s a weird one alright.

Outfitted with a rolling top like a Chesterfield and paired with a kidney shaped body, It was quite a challenge to create anything to cover that gold, paisley pattern.

I had originally thought about reupholstering the entire thing BUT we spoil the daylights out of our too dogs. Since they are allowed to lay all over everything I needed to be able to remove and wash the fabric.

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A slipcover was the best option for now.

I decided to make my own. Using cheap drop cloth. I was able to bleach it to make the fabric a little lighter and softer.

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It’s been a little over a month since the slipcover has been in full use and my first thoughts are as follows:

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eww..

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  • Fabric structure has held up well. Especially with dog claws.
  • Very comfortable to lay and sit on.
  • Not immune to dog hair.
  • Seems to resist dirt fairly well

I would say that after a solid month us putting it to the wear-and-tear test, it is time for the 1st wash test.

I needed to wash the couch frame cover separate from the pillow covers because it would have been too much fabric for one load.

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I used regular laundry detergent, nothing special.

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Dried them both on the “Cotton HIGH” setting.

On 1st inspection they all looked fine coming out of the drier. There was a lot of fraying on the unfinished seam edges on inside but I expected that. I’ll get a serger one of these days but I can deal trimming threads for now.

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On 2nd inspection I did notice where the fabric was pulling away from seam areas. I stressed out about it for a second but I made this thing for so cheap I wasn’t too worried about it. So I just stitched up the troubled areas and went on my way.

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The slipcover went back on the couch just fine and there doesn’t appear to be any fabric twisting.

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Fabric is still nice and soft.

Dog hair seemed to come off without a hitch and I haven’t noticed any left over dirt thus far.

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I think the clothes drier was a little too rough on it. Next time I wash it I’ll just let it air-dry.

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When I decided to sew this slipcover I knew that it would get put through the ringer. Even though it took a chunk of time to put together, I’m not too worried of it being well loved because it was still on the cheaper end of the other solutions that I could have done.

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I was still able to achieve the desired look that I was going for and have the ability to wash it when needed. Kyle can finally feel comfortable hanging out in the living room.

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I’ll see y’all next week!

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