Knit fabrics are far more flexible so they move with the body, stretching and expanding as necessary, this makes them more comfortable but also a significantly less durable material. While knit fabric is comfortable, it is not meant for heavy duty use because of the overall stretchiness. Our woven fabrics are commonly found as the best match for families, they are soft, uniquely comfortable, and outlast most fabrics. Woven fabrics are stronger, more rigid, and hide stains easily! These benefits makes a woven fabric a great decision for long lasting functionality year to year. Now with our woven chenille line you now can choose durable woven fabrics no matter what softness or hand you are looking for!
Square up Your Futon Cover with Piping!
Piping or welting is a thick cotton cording wrapped in fabric, that is sewn on your futon cover wherever there are seams. This decorative addition makes a futon mattress look more like a cushion or a conventional box spring style mattress as it squares of the edges and can create a complimentary color distinction when looking at your futon. Many feel this simple embellishment to their mattress or futon cover greatly adds to the look of their futon and gives extra visual dimension. For the piping you can choose the same fabric or a contrasting fabric, depending on what look you are going for. Mix and match to create a futon that is as stunning visually as it is comfortable to sleep on. If you want a square linear look to your futon just add piping. You may use a coordinating fabric and then match pillows or the same fabric to match your futon cover for thousands of stylistic possibilities. Only your imagination is the limit of our options!
Instructions to purchase: First choose a futon cover or pillow and add it to your cart. Then click here add piping button for futon covers or add piping button for pillow covers and add it to your cart. Enter the piping fabric Name or Number/Code into the comments when you check out in the shopping cart. If there are any issues feel free to email us.
Free Fabric Swatches
For those who are unable to visit one of our 11 retail stores in California we want you to still have the choice to consider your color and fabric options in your home. Email us with you requests and we will send you a variety of sample fabrics to help you compare colors and feel. We want to help you give new meaning to the phrase "shopping online from home!"
The Futon Shop has hundreds of comparable fabric options of all different feels, colors, and styles. Although you can read to compare qualities and benefits of each we want you to experience our quality fabrics by sending 5 swatches to you by mail for free! Please include the desired mailing address and the titles of fabrics.
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What is a futon slipcover?
Futon Covers protect your mattress underneath as it protects the surface when being used as a sofa, bed, or couch. Machine Washable, Stain Resistant & Dryer Safe! Learn more about Futon Slipcovers.
Choosing the Right Futon Slipcover
If you are looking to purchase futon slipcover you may have noticed there are hundreds if not thousands of options available, ranging from color, pattern, size, and price. Click Here To Learn More About How To Choose The Right Futon Slipcover.
Getting to Know the Different Fabrics
Not only is the type of material a distinguishing factor of fabrics, but also the way in which the fabric has been woven can further subdivide fabrics. Click Here To Learn More About The Different Fabrics We Use.
Which Futon Slipcover is Right For You?
Natural vs. Synthetic Fabrics
When having to choose between different fabrics, there are many options to consider, including the type of fabric, color, the pattern, the size, and the price. The type of fabric can be overwhelming for some, but a simple choice for other's. Becoming familiar with the different types of fabrics will help to remove some of the confusion on purchasing not just futon slipcovers, but also pillows, bedding and clothing. Click to learn more about natural & synthetic fabrics.
Futon Slipcover 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. Click to learn more about how we make our futon slipcovers.
Cotton & The Environment
Growing conventional cotton requires the use of enormous amounts of toxic chemicals creating a vastly negative impact on the environment. Choosing Organically produced items will help to alleviate these health risks and leave a smaller footprint on the environment. Click to learn more about cotton & the environment.
One of the basic definitions of Organic Cotton
, as defined by the Organic Trade Organization and the USDA, is that for a product be able to claim that it is 100% organic, it may not contain any GMO'S. The term GMO comes from Genetically Modified Organism. The DNA of the organism or crop has been altered in some way to produce an unnatural desired result. Click to learn more about how to avoid GMO's.
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Click to learn more about our Organic Cotton Futon Covers.