Need fabric for an upholstery project? You’ve come to the right place! We have a wide selection of fabric for upholstering dining chairs, armchairs, couches, headboards, and much more. Upholstery fabric is a great choice because it’s durable and heavyweight but you can also use medium weight drapery fabric for many upholstery applications as well.
Take a look at our upholstery yardage chart to get a sense of how much fabric you will need and don’t forget to stock up on upholstery supplies to complete your project! See Drapery Fabric vs. Upholstery Fabric for more information about choosing an upholstery fabric.
Waverly upholstery fabric is affordable and comes in both classic and modern designs including florals and geometric patterns. If you’re looking for outdoor upholstery fabric, Waverly Sun N Shade fabrics are a popular choice.
Covington is a highly respected décor fabric manufacturer with a diverse line that has something to offer to just about everyone. Choose from woven ticking, sumptuous damasks, classic florals, durable Covington outdoor fabrics, and more.
Sunbrella is the quintessential outdoor upholstery fabric that is also popular for indoor upholstery and slipcovers. It has a water and stain resistant finish and is very durable, making it perfect for both patios and family rooms. It comes in many solid colors and stripe designs.
If you’re looking for high end upholstery fabric, look no further than Ralph Lauren. This trusted designer brand creates quality fabric in classic designs like plaid, stripes, and nautical themes. You’ll also find many Ralph Lauren outdoor fabric options.
Our upholstery fabric selection includes a variety of different types of fabrics ranging from elegant velvets and suedes to casual denims and linens. You’ll find the functional fabrics you need to construct and finish your upholstery project like sagless burlap, ticking, and dust cover fabric.
Upholstery velvet is a strong fabric that provides a luxurious look. Our selection includes cotton upholstery velvet and polyester micro velvet by trusted brands like JB Martin. These sumptuous fabrics are perfect for making velvet headboards, velvet sofas, and velvet upholstered benches.
Denim fabric is a popular choice for casual upholstery and slipcovers. It’s a medium to heavy weight cotton fabric with a diagonal twill weave that is tear resistant. Bull denim fabric is dyed after being woven, producing uniformly colored fabrics. Classic washed denim is the heaviest option and is woven with two colors of thread for that classic denim look.
Vinyl upholstery fabric is extremely durable and easy to clean. It’s great for upholstering stool and dining chair seats, headboards, and armchairs. Outdoor and marine vinyl can be used for patio furniture, boats, and car upholstery. Our selection includes vinyl by Nassimi and Spradling, as well as Ultrafabrics® pvc-free faux leather.
Faux suede is a soft fabric with a short nap made out of polyester. Microsuede can be used for light décor projects like headboards, ottomans, and throw pillows. This lightweight faux suede has a supple texture that is comfortable without being as plush as velvet. It’s easy to work with because it doesn’t fray and sews beautifully.
Linen is a classic fabric that looks great in many décor styles. Heavier weight linen like our selection of Belgian linen and European linen can be used for upholstery and slipcovers. Linen is made from the flax plant and is both durable and breathable. It’s great for chairs, couches, ottomans, and headboards.
Outdoor upholstery fabric is water, stain, mildew, and UV resistant, making it perfect for patios, porches, and other outdoor spaces. You’ll find prints in fun tropical, beach, and nautical themes, as well as classic stripes and solids. Popular brands include Sunbrella and Tommy Bahama. Outdoor vinyl and Phifertex vinyl coated polyester are also great for outdoor applications.
Natural burlap is conventionally used in the construction of upholstered furniture and is available in several weights. Sagless burlap is very tightly woven and is traditionally used for support when upholstering high-end furniture. While the rustic look of burlap is very popular, it is not recommended for sitting on because of its rough texture. However, it can be used decoratively on the exterior backs and sides of furniture.
Ticking is a strong, functional fabric traditionally used to cover pillows and mattresses filled with down and feathers because its tight weave does not allow feathers to poke through. Ticking is available in white, natural, or with a recognizable stripe pattern that is often used decoratively in country décor styles.
Dust cloth is a lightweight fabric that is tacked or stapled to the underside of chairs and other furniture to cover the springs, webbing, or cushioning. Deck cover, also referred to as decking or platform cloth, is used in upholstery projects as a platform under the seat cushion. Since it won’t be seen when the cushions are added, it’s a less expensive option than using upholstery fabric on the deck.
Marine vinyl by Nassimi and Spradling is perfect for upholstering boat seats and cushions because it’s very durable and stands up well to weather and sun. Marine-grade vinyl has UV protection to prevent the color from fading in sunlight. Antibacterial and antifungal additives make it mildew resistant.
Is your car interior looking a little shabby? We’ve got the headliner and carpet and trunk liner you need to refresh your vehicle. If you’re looking to reupholster your vintage automobile, faux leather vinyl is a great option that will last a long time. It is available in many textures and colors.
Flame retardant upholstery fabric meets fire codes that are sometimes required for commercial spaces. We carry Guilford of Maine seating fabric and designer upholstery fabric by Pindler & Pindler that meet these standards.
Want to learn how to reupholster a dining chair or how to make a custom slipcover? You’ll find these original tutorials and many other décor how to’s at OFS™ Maker’s Mill. We have dozens of projects to choose from, all of which include a video as well as written instructions and photos of the process.
Give your dining room chairs a fresh look by reupholstering the seat cushion. Many dining chairs have a cushion that can easily be detached, which makes reupholstering them a simpler project than you may have thought!
Old spools like the one used in this project are fairly common at antique shops and tag sales. Find out how to give it new life by turning it into a rustic ottoman. Bonus: we show you how to make the top removable so it can double as a coffee table!
Giving your office chair a makeover is an easy way to bring personality to your work space. There are many different styles of office chairs, but the chair used here is pretty typical.
Whether you’re covering ugly or stained upholstery or want to protect nice upholstery, making your own slipcovers is inexpensive and practical. The techniques used in this tutorial can be adapted to many other styles of chairs and couches.
Our OnlineFabricStore YouTube channel is a highly regarded source of information and instruction with over 250,000 subscribers and 40 million views. Our 200+ video library includes plenty of informative video tutorials on home décor projects like how to make box cushions for your chair or sofa and how to make a fun pouf ottoman.
Box cushions are commonly found on couches and armchairs, and are used in many other applications like window seats, benches, outdoor seating, and even dog beds. They are a simple upholstery project that you can easily customize.
Poufs are a trendy and functional décor item, but they can be pricey. By creating your own, you can save money and make it exactly how you want. You can use your pouf as an ottoman or foot rest, as extra seating, or as floor pillows.
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Need more information about upholstery fabric? Check out our upholstery fabric buyer’s guides. Here you’ll learn more about different décor fabrics and what they’re commonly used for.
Ticking is a strong, functional fabric traditionally used to cover pillows and mattresses because its tight weave does not allow feathers to poke through.
Read our buyer's guide on Ticking Fabric
Velvet upholstery fabric is durable and strong which makes it perfect for upholstering chairs, sofas, and benches. It is available in several different materials and styles.
Learn more about Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Upholstery denim is great for upholstery and slipcovers. It varies from medium weight to heavy weight and has a strong tear resistance.
View our Upholstery Denim Product Guide