By Sandra J L. from Colorado Springs, CO on Jul 11, 2014
I ordered the "sandy denim" futon cover. That's how the package I received was labelled, but the fabric doesn't match the description or photos.
First of all, it is not denim. Denim is a twill fabric with a diagonal weave, and this fabric is not a twill. It's a heavy upholstery-type fabric with a plain weave and some sort of backing layer. There's enough irregularity in the fibers to give it kind of a nubby texture. It's actually a nice fabric, but it's not denim or anything that looks like denim.
The description of this item says the fabric is cotton, but the label sewn inside says it is a blend of natural and synthetic fibers, and it doesn't feel like cotton. The label does claim the cover is washable, at least. I ran mine through the washer before use and it came out OK.
Finally, the color. From the photo, I was expecting a beige/tan futon cover with a random mottled printed pattern. The fabric of the cover I received is a solid gold color, darker and more yellow-tinted than the photos. I wouldn't describe it as a "sandy" color, more of a caramel color. There's some color variation in the weave of the fabric, but it doesn't have the almost tie-dyed appearance of the fabric in the photos.
The cover does seem to be of good quality, just not as advertised. As I said, the fabric is quite heavy, not cheap canvas. The zipper seems OK; it is plastic, matched to the color of the fabric, and runs on one of the long sides and halfway up each of the two short sides.
Although this isn't what I thought I was buying, I've decided not to return the cover because this is the second one in a row I've ordered that has turned out to be a different color than I was expecting, and it doesn't clash with the other colors in my living room as badly as the other one did. I think next time I need a new cover I might shop at a brick-and-mortar futon store, though, so I can know what I am buying in advance.
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