A cushion is a soft and smooth bag of some ornamental material, usually loaded with wool, hair, feathers, polyester staple fiber, non-woven material, or even paper torn into fragments. It probably is used for sitting or kneeling or to soften the severity or angularity of a chair or couch. Decorative cushions often have a patterned cover material and are used as decoration for furniture so that a house will look maintained and fabulous. 

what is a cushion cover fabric?

A cushion cover fabric is used to encompass the cushion so that the cushion is secure from the dirt and obnoxious smell which is unpleasant and unwanted by one. these are manufactured using many amazing materials.

What makes a cushion cover fabric the best and preferable to use?

One that is both cozy and durable with softness and more relaxing for your head to be placed on.

Here are some recommended and marvelous fabrics used to manufacture cushions or pillow covers:


It is a very well-known fabric in today’s world. Cotton is a very delicate, fluffy, and soft fiber that grows in protective buds as they are very fragile towards shower and frost. That fiber is then loaded into yarn and used to make the soft textile that we all know and love. This has been happening since ancientness. Particularly, from prehistoric times till today. One has always loved cotton for its many useful uses and properties such as terrycloth (towels, bathrobes), denim (jeans), and corduroy (trousers, jackets) are all cotton-based. Not only this but it can also be amalgamated with other materials to produce rayon and synthetic fibers such as polyester, to name a couple. Cotton is so smooth and comfy, breathable, stretchable, and most importantly very easy to clean. Cotton is an all-rounder as whether it is combined or woven, it is an all-around great choice of textile for your cushion cover. My own experience with cotton covers is very good or I say it is amazing. From my point of view, my personal preference is the linen-cotton blend. It gets the best of both worlds: organic, breathable, wrinkle-resistant, easy to wash, lightweight, and stronger than just cotton.

2. Linen

Linen is very light weighted, extra-breathable, strong, absorbent, dries faster than cotton, and most importantly which makes it special is that it is organic, linen is a textile made from the fibers of a plant called flax plant. Because of these amazing properties, linen is more suitable to wear in hot and is preferred to wear in garments.

As compared to cotton, you can assume that it is a more absorbent cotton cousin and two times of cotton. Just like cotton, it was used in prehistoric ages and is still in great use. It is used in all kinds of manufactured products like clothing, tablecloths, bedsheets, and cover and most likely in curtains and garments.

Linen is a wonderful choice of fabric for a bean bag because above all being dry and cool, it’s a very strong and piece of durable fabric.

So strong, indeed, that in Greco-Roman, the world it was utilized to make a prosperous type of body armor called “linothorax” meaning wearing a breastplate of linen; and in the Middle Ages it was used in shields, jackets, and bowstrings: used in crossbow or bow and arrow.

3. Twill

Twill is a kind of woven fabric usually used as sturdy work clothing and for durable upholstery. Twill is a very sound fabric, in a manner that, without conciliatory comfort, it is wear-resistant and very effortless to clean.

Another cool property of twill is that it not only recover from creasing finer than plain-weave fabrics do, but soiling and stains are less noticeable and visible on its uneven and somehow rough surface than in other textiles.

With those fabulous characteristics, it won’t come out of the blue that twill fabrics are used a lot in toddler rooms and baby items but with less roughness.

Twills can be divided into two types; even-sided and warp-faced. Even-sided twills include foulard, serge, and twill flannel; and warp-faced twills include chino, denim, and gabardine.

4. Denim

Denim is a warp-faced twill made up of cotton. Because of that, it’s a flawless mix of both: twill and cotton- utterly comfortable and extremely durable.

A denim pocket is also light, durable, and comfortable to wear. It should come as no surprise that the denim business is massive all over the world. The fabric is utilized in clothing, accessories, automobiles, and furniture like bean bags and upholstery in every corner of the world

5. Suede

Suede is a napped-finish leather produced from the underside of the animal’s hide. The term “gloves from Sweden” is derived from the French phrase “gants de Suède.”It’s popular in accessories (such as purses and gloves), shoes, and upholstery because of its softness.

Suede is likewise extremely absorbent and malleable, however, it comes with a few drawbacks: First and foremost, it is not as long-lasting as leather.

It also stains and becomes dirty quickly owing to its texture and wide pores. To put it another way, suede is smooth and lovely, but it’s also rather fragile.

Thankfully, non-animal alternatives like Ultrasuede, which resembles suede but is considerably more durable and resistant to fluids, stains, and crushing, are available.

6. Microfibers

Fine synthetic fibers having a diameter of fewer than 10 micrometers are known as microfibers. This is even finer than a strand of silk, which is roughly 1/5 the diameter of human hair.

Polyesters, polyamides, and polypropylene are the most prevalent kinds of microfibers. Microfiber materials are gentle to the touch, lightweight, breathable, stain-resistant, wrinkle- and wear-resistant, and simple to clean.

Upholstery, apparel, knits, cleaning products… they can be used to make pretty much anything you can think about, even rope!

Rope made of microfiber

Final Verdict

Cushions- a very important thing in a manner that without a peaceful cushion we cannot sleep comfortably and peacefully. Cushions increase their softness and coziness by their smooth and fashionable covers which are manufactured by many durable and preferable fabrics. My personal interest is in linen because of its softness which directly affects the purpose of the cushion-more soft more lovable.

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