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Futon Slipcover and Pillow Construction

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:32:43 PM America/Los_Angeles

Futon Slipcover and Pillow Construction

Futon Slipcover and Pillow Construction

When looking to purchase a new futon slipcover or pillow case it is important to consider its construction. There are two important factors of slipcover construction, the first being how the cover is designed, whether it uses zippers or buttons, or if there is welting or not. The other factor is what the slipcover is constructed out of, i.e. what material is used to make the slipcover. The room or space that your futon slipcover will be in will usually dictate both the material used and the type of construction you will need. Areas of higher traffic will require heavier fabric such as a cotton twill fabric, or an easy to clean microfiber cover that is machine washable and dry-able.

Your typical traditional futon cover is made in a variety of mattress sizes that can be either standard or custom. Decorative or throw pillows come in a variety of sizes as well, but common sizes include 15"x15", 20"x20", and neckroll bolsters.

For slipcovers that have zippered enclosures, they will generally have zippers made of nylon or metal. You want to make sure that the zipper size is large enough so as not to break during its lifetime. The same goes for pillows as well. For Outdoor Futon Covers, you will want to use a heavier marine grade type of fabric with a weatherproof backing located on either the long or the short side of the futon cover.

For high traffic areas where washing your slipcover may be a regular task, it may be beneficial to have a slipcover that uses a three sided zipper that makes removal easy. Some futon covers feature a zipper on three sides of futon cover wrapping the long side and half way on both of short sides of the mattress.

One popular construction style is the box style cover. It has a top and bottom panel with a depth border and a zipper closure. This slipcover look gives your futon mattress the appearance of upholstered furniture and gives you the option to add welting or piping in the same or contrasting colors for a highly customized look. Contrasting welting for throw pillows is an inexpensive way to customize the look of your furniture. Easily and economically change the look of your futon to suit your design or liven up your living space by merely removing the previous cover and replacing it with a new one.

Skirted slipcovers have become increasingly more popular as they completely conceals the front and the back of the frame and provides an upholstered look. One piece, elasticized skirted slipcover construction keeps cushions in place and creates finished appearance. The front skirt may be folded for exposed front appearance.

The construction of our futon slipcover is an important consideration when choosing to make a purchase. Consider the space where the futon is going, in a spare room or the living room and consider the appearance you would like, whether you are going for the customized welting or a more traditional solid.

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