How to Easily Remove Wrinkles from Ikea Slipcovers
Recently I picked up a new Slipcover for my Ikea Ektorp Sofa. I know I’m not the only one that has this sofa, since I’ve seen it many times all over blogland and Pinterest too. The sofa is well priced, goes with everything, can be changed out easily with different color slipcovers or pillows, and is partially filled with down, which makes it comfy! So no wonder that it’s so popular.
The only thing that I don’t like about it, is that the slipcovers are super wrinkly when you get them, and equally as wrinkled when you wash them. However, there is an easy way to get the wrinkles out and it does not involve ironing!! Yay! It’s also much faster than ironing too and you don’t need a steamer or special equipment.
All you need is a spray bottle filled with hot water from your tap….
and your hands!
Just spray the clean hot tap water onto the wrinkles…
and then smooth out with your hands. That’s it! Soooo easy and it goes really fast!
So much better don’t you think?!
Here’s the back before …
…and after. You can see that the slipcover is actually a little bit longer too, which is especially nice if you’ve had any shrinking during the wash. I hope you found this tip helpful! I have ironed these in the past and it took for ever, so this was a huge time saver for me and I hope it will be for you too.
P.S. Keep in mind that I have the Cotton Slipcovers. I believe this also comes in a Linen cover, I would not recommend using this tip on the Linen version.
Thank you Karen. I was a bit cynItaly that this would really work on my Ektorp sofa but it worked a treat! Thank you ☺
Oh yea!! So glad it worked for you Ian!!
Michelle Clinton says
Thank you!!! I was about a third of the way done ironing my sure fit cover for my love seat and I thought, there has to be a better way!! Your post was perfect!! It worked great!! Magic indeed 🙂
Oh yea! Glad it helped Michelle 🙂
A fríend of mine has this sofá and she uses a hair drier as she tightens the fabric and she says it works very well. Try it!
Wow! Thanks Mag , will definitely give it a try 🙂