Can Someone Give Me The Lowdown on Slipcovers?

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Q: I just bought a secondhand sofa, (tight back, bench cushion), and wish to have it slipcovered. I want a white slipcover (love the versatility of being able to change decor with the seasons), but I have a yellow lab and I am worried about the practicality of white with a dog. I also want the cover to be as seam-free as possible, but I am having trouble finding wide width canvas. Can someone recommend a good website with reasonable prices on wide width goods? Also, do canvas slipcovers really take well to repeated washing? What is the best weight of canvas to buy for slipcovers?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.