Fabric, Upholstery & Slipcovers

Proper care for your fabric furniture begins with understanding your type of fabric and the recommended cleaning process. By following our simple recommendations for maintaining your fabric, you can expect to enjoy your Sixpenny furniture for a very long time.


What are the most durable fabrics for pets? 

  • Thick Canvas is our beefiest fabric and will withstand almost any abuse
  • Washed Cotton Canvas is lighter than thick canvas, but is tightly woven to stay tough
  • Medium Weight Linen is the heaviest of our linens and holds up to lots of activity
  • Classic Linen and Light Weight Linen are tightly woven so they will keep their shape when 4-legged friends are jumping onboard.

What are the best fabrics for kids?

We tested our fabrics with grease, dirt, coffee, peanut butter and jelly….all the sticky substances that are sure to eventually land on the slipcover…  Good news, all stains came out beautifully when dry cleaned!

General Fabric Care Recommendations

Vacuum regularly with an upholstery attachment to reduce likelihood of wear from dust and dirt.

Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly.

Feather down cushions have excellent recovery, but need to be fluffed frequently to maintain their loft.

Some feather loss is normal. Vacuuming with an upholstery attachment between the fabric casings and cushions will help prevent feathers from poking through the fabric.

To minimize fading, avoid placing your upholstered furniture in direct sunlight. Dark fabrics and natural fibers like cotton are most susceptible to fading.

An annual professional cleaning will keep your upholstered furniture looking its best.


For overall cleaning of slipcovers, we recommend professional dry cleaning. Always clean the entire slipcover to prevent color variations and ensure even wear.

Make sure to close all zippers and fasteners before cleaning.

Occasional steaming may be necessary.

Leather Care

To reduce fading and prevent cracking, place your leather furniture in a location that does not expose it to direct sunlight.

Dust and vacuum regularly. 

Rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear and increase longevity.

Feather and down cushions have excellent recovery, but need to be fluffed more frequently to restore their loft.

Leather will naturally stretch with use, adding to its comfort and character.

For water-based spills, use distilled water and a clean white cloth. You may also use leather cleaning products. Test in an inconspicuous area first before treating the spill.

Do not use water to remove oil-based stains. Blot with a dry, clean, white cloth. The spot will dissipate into the leather over time.

Use a leather conditioner periodically to protect and maintain your furniture.

Wood Care

Dust your furniture regularly with a soft, dry, untreated cloth.

Avoid moisture and heat – that can damage your wood finish.

Protect your wood by using coasters. Always wipe up moisture and dry with a soft cloth.

Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across the surface of your wood furniture.

Use felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats whenever possible.

Gently clean all spills with a soft, damp cloth and dry promptly.