Cami Graham
Cami Graham
  • Hometalker
  • Richmond, UT

How to Naturally Clean Slipcovers

3 Materials
2 Hours

Light colored slipcovers versus stains. No problem! Get my tips and tricks for cleaning slipcovers and learn how I’ve kept my cream colored sofas spot free for years – with 4 kids! Including spot cleaning hacks, my laundering process, and how I avoid ironing my slipcovers at all cost!
All sofa's need to be refreshed after awhile, and slipcovered sofas make that easy to do. First remove all pillows and blankets off the sad looking couch to prep your sofa.
Then remove all the slipcovers off your sofa. Turn them right side out and close all zippers or Velcro.
Make a paste from Arm and Hammer Super Washing soda to spot clean any stains.
Rub on the paste and let it sit for about 10 minutes before you scrub it off with a microfiber rag.
Wash your slipcovers in cold water with your detergent of choice and Super Washing Soda, according the the package directions. Be sure to not overfill the washer. Do the slipcover in batches if you must.
After the wash cycle, be sure not to place your slipcovers in the dryer! Head over to my blog at to find out how this trick of not drying my slipcovers allows me to never have to press or iron my slipcovers, plus loads of other tips and tricks! It will save you so much time and sanity and you'll enjoy your slipcovers for a long long time.
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

If Your Stairway Walls Are Empty, Here Are 25 Ways To Change Them Now!
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
18 Easy DIY Projects That You Can Do This Weekend!
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
16 Brilliant Wire Basket Hacks Everyone's Doing Right Now
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
The 15 Coolest Ways to Reuse Pipes in Your Home Decor
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
Cami Graham

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Patricia Baker
    on Jan 27, 2018

    Will this work on microfiber covered furniture? (Chair and couch)
    • Lilliayne
      on Apr 2, 2019

      I have a microfiber couch with a chaise and I wash my cushion covers all the time! Take off the cushion covers, zip them up and wash and dry. They have not shrunken one bit!

  • Barbara Lyons
    on Nov 9, 2018

    will this work on out door furniture slip covers that are dirty and a bit moldy?

    • Jean
      on Apr 7, 2019

      If you used outdoor fabric on your outside Slipcovers. You can use your hose and soap and water and scrub them outside and let them dry in the sun.

  • Laraine besthoff
    on Mar 4, 2019

    Will they shrink

    • Sew crazy
      on Mar 5, 2019

      Like the previous person said mine never shrank and I even put them in the dryer! I do take them out while they are a little damp and put them on. The hardest part I found was how to reinstall them. What I found to be the easiest is to put on the sofa arm first that is opposite the slipcover closure and work your way over to the other arm. It’s just me but I couldn’t put a wet cover on my sofa.

Join the conversation

2 of 8 comments
Your comment...