Custom Couch Cover Upcycle with Fabric Dye
Say goodbye to boring couch covers! Learn how to create a custom couch cover that matches your style with this easy tutorial from Lauren Quigley Creations. This project is a great way to upcycle furniture or give new life to your thrift store finds. Tulip Fabric Dyes work best on 100% cotton, linen, ramie and rayon; wool, silk and polyester/cotton mixes will dye to lighter shades, so you can easily add a fun pop of color to your home décor!
What you need:
White couch cover
Sink or large container
Step 1 Gather supplies and prepare dye
Before you get started on this custom couch cover, prewash the fabric that you’ll be dyeing. You can use a brand-new couch cover or upcycle and refresh a gently used one! Fill your sink or large container with hot water and ¼ cup salt per gallon, then add one packet of Tulip Fabric Dye per gallon. For this project, Lauren Quigley used 1 packet of Bright Pink and one packet of Tulip for a vibrant custom color!
Step 2 Submerge fabric into dye
Submerge the couch cover into the dye mixture and stir constantly for 15 minutes. Let the dye set for an additional 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 3 Rinse, wash, dry and cover couch
Rinse, wash in cool water with a little laundry detergent, dry, and set up your new custom couch cover! This project is a fun and easy way to upcycle furniture with a fresh new look. We love how colorful and cozy Lauren’s setup is— try making your own matching throw pillows to complete the look!
Will you create your own custom couch cover with Tulip Fabric Dyes? We’ve got so many vibrant colors to choose from! Upcycle your furniture with Tulip and share your colorful creations with us on social media @TulipColorCrafts!