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What type of fabric is needed to upholster an armchair? Answered

Can you use any type of fabric or are there specific kinds for upholstering furniture?



9 years ago

Durability, care, looks & comfort are the 4 main features in choosing a fabric. Fabrics that are too thin, loosely woven, stretch and knits are not good choices. Denim, canvas, & fake leather are all good for durability saje but might be difficult to sew without a heavy duty machine. Most upholstery fabrics for sofas, chairs etc are relatively heavy weight or tightly woven which will require a good machine too. Corduroy. duck or any other medium weight woven fabric should work okay. Heavy drape material is an option too.