effect after a trip through the washer. Another wash didn't fix it, what is wrong and what do I do?
I bought an IKEA KIVIK sofa with 100% cotton twill slipcovers, and the slipcovers came horribly wrinkled and smelling like chemicals. I washed them, hung dry (per the care instructions), and they now had an ugly acid-wash
look. I ran out of detergent and used shampoo to make up the difference, but I diluted it in wash water before adding the fabrics.
I figured that I overloaded the washer and didn't get all of the sizing out of the fabric, so I washed some of the cushion covers again, in detergent, and this time I tumble dried on low. The covers look a little better, but still have the wrinkly, spidery pattern visible (photos 2 and 3 are post-second-wash). They're also a slightly different color from the others now, so I'll probably have to wash the rest regardless to have a monochromatic couch.
What do I do? There's a reputable dry cleaner near me, IKEA has a fairly generous return policy, and I'm willing to continue pumping quarters in the washing machine if that will help. I don't want to return the whole sofa, but getting slip covers in a different fabric is a possibility if you can convince me this won't happen again.