Slipcovers?

Almost ready to order my T@B S Max - the dealer talked to the factory and they cannot substitute the neutral fabric that I wanted. Sounded like a legal thing with the owner of the Tabitha trademark. He is checking to see if they will still use a custom fabric that I send to them and what the cost might be.

Another option would be to make my own slipcovers. I did a few searches here but couldn't find any posts about doing that. Does anyone have any info about this - type of fabric, difficulty, how much fabric you need, etc.?

I really dislike the "RV look" upholstery choices and wish a neutral fabric was generally available!
John and Henrietta, Late 2016 T@B S Max in Western New York
Nights camped in the T@B:
   H: 48
   J: 42
   Max the hound dog: 16

Comments

  • PhotomomPhotomom Posts: 1,769Member
    @Sandra, that is awesome info. Thanks! I would probably use a solid color fabric so I wouldn't have to match patterns. Then I can get crazy with colorful pillows and accessories.

    What type of fabric did you use? Would something like Waverly home dec twill be appropriate?
    John and Henrietta, Late 2016 T@B S Max in Western New York
    Nights camped in the T@B:
       H: 48
       J: 42
       Max the hound dog: 16
  • BBchBumBBchBum Posts: 105Member
    I would think it would depend if you plan to take them off to wash or if they are a permanent installation. Twill is generally considered a fairly durable fabric for home use but camping can be a different matter depending on how you camp, animals, etc. I would suggest you take an up close look at the fabric and its care instructions before selecting. 
  • PhotomomPhotomom Posts: 1,769Member
    edited October 2015
    Actually I just found a place that specializes in slipcover fabric and has a selection of pet friendly fabrics. http://slipcoverfabrics.com/collections/pet-friendly-slipcover-fabrics  And they will pre-wash the fabric for you.

    I like the red and white ticking for the seats and the vintage rose print for the seat backs very much.

    John and Henrietta, Late 2016 T@B S Max in Western New York
    Nights camped in the T@B:
       H: 48
       J: 42
       Max the hound dog: 16
  • PhotomomPhotomom Posts: 1,769Member
    Another question - I believe the standard cushions have something connecting the seat cushion and the seat back. Is there a reason why these need to be connected? I think it would be easier to make covers if they could be left separate.
    John and Henrietta, Late 2016 T@B S Max in Western New York
    Nights camped in the T@B:
       H: 48
       J: 42
       Max the hound dog: 16
  • NomadNomad Posts: 7,341Member
    I cut mine apart - Haven't had any trouble with slippage.


  • IrishCamper74IrishCamper74 Posts: 221Member
    Just discovered this post! Priceless as I also don't like any of the interior choices.
    Better Homes & Gardens have a cool line of indoor/outdoor fabric. I want something durable, washable & bright. Went looking at a fabric store & my husband immediately picked out a vintage airplane pattern. While a flowery print may be a punch on his man card..... bi-planes may be a bit too much!  =)

    Now I just need to find someone who can sew...
    Light a campfire and everyone's a storyteller. ~John Geddes


    2017 t@b CS, silver with green trim.
    TV: 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,216Administrator
    Now I just need to find someone who can sew...
    My local dry cleaners has a seamstress who not only hems and repairs clothing, she has sewn Sunbrella fabric for a replacement Pergola cover for me. I'm sure you can find someone local like that. 
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2014 T@B S M@X, white/red, INDIANA  H@@SIER; towed by 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; T@B Administrator
  • AllieAllie Posts: 205Member
    I have found that at some of the fabric stores or quilting shops in my area, they sometimes know of a person who will do cushion cover sewing.  Just have to ask.  I found that the ones who advertise are very expensive.

    Allie
    Condo A-Go-Go
    2018 Casita Spirit Dlx (KONDO)
    2017 Tacoma (AH GOGO)
    S. UTAH
  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,404Member
    I am getting ready to have slipcovers made for the CS.  I found an online shop (slipcovershop.com).  Has anyone used them before?  Question, is the vinyl fabric backing on the undersides and backs of the TaB cushions only to prevent slippage?  
    For those of you who have had new slipcovers made, did you remove the original covers, or just leave them in place?  I am undecided on what kind of pattern to use and would appreciate pictures of your slipcovers.  Thanks, Sharon
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • booboo Posts: 625Member
    My wife made some pull off covers for our 320. I just ask her about them. She said she used cotton denim with elastic around the edges. Took her about two hours to make them. She is not a seamstress. Her sewing skills are average.
    They hold their position and can easily be removed for washing.
    We have no problem with the material that came on the cushions. She did this so she could keep the cushions clean and like new.
  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,404Member
    Thanks Boo.  That is a great idea.  I think eventually I will make some using bed sheet material.  Right now I think I want to redecorate!  This company also offers elastic covers.  
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
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