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Would it be a crazy idea to re-upholster a sofa in jersey fabric?

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overmydeadbody Fri 27-May-11 11:41:14

Just an idea, as I am going to re-upholster my sofa soon, yesterday I thought ticking fabric, now I'm thinking jersey fabric?


Prolesworth Fri 27-May-11 11:42:08

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overmydeadbody Fri 27-May-11 11:51:18

Thought stretchy might be good for removable covers....

But yes, probably not hard wearing enough, but do sofas get more wear than t shirts?

Hopefully Fri 27-May-11 14:00:00

I reckon it would wear out too quickly - I can wear through a t-shirt in a year or less.

Also, ticking is amazing and I love it. Use it, woman!

rockinhippy Fri 27-May-11 16:25:06

I wouldn't recommend it either - it will go baggy, clicked & pilled in no time, all it would take is a few bums & kids climbing around on it, so YES will definitely get more wear & tear than a T-Shirt -

if you must use it, you will need to back it with an iron on woven fusible, but personally I would stick to something woven & harder wearing such as cord, denim etc etc

Selks Fri 27-May-11 16:29:52

All it would need would be for someone's belt buckle or similar to snag it and it would be ruined. Not hard wearing enough by a mile. There is a reason why upholstry fabric is thick!

overmydeadbody Fri 27-May-11 16:31:21

Ok, thanks for talking sense into me!

Ticking it is....

LatteLady Sun 29-May-11 09:29:30

Do be careful with ticking, it also will wear quite quickly as it is a soft cotton.

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