Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Choosing The Right Type of Upholstery Fabric

The art of upholstery fabric means to make covers for furniture by using a piece of fabric. This type of work means to select the right material for both the covering and the stuffing. Usually the inside of the furniture is filled with materials like coil spring, animal hair, choir, linen scrims etc. This is what provides comfort while sitting. Upholstery is a work done by hands. To make the covering of seats fabrics like when vinyl, cotton, linen, will, silk etc are used. When buying fabrics for upholstery purpose one must ensure that these materials are tough, durable and tightly woven.

Things to make note of while buying upholstery Fabric 
When buying a piece of material that will be used to make a covering for furniture’s one should ensure that the following details are made note of
  • Fabric must have highest number of thread count as this will ensure that the cloth has been tightly woven making these tougher and durable materials.
  • Using synthetic fibres are easier as these are resistant to stains and they are also less prone to fade away.
  • Yarn can also be used to upholster. Some looms can create designs by process of knitting and looming the covers.
  • Using bold colour gives texture to the sofa.
  • Choosing the right type of fabric will ensure that your furniture covers last longer. The better the quality of the fabric the longer they last.
  • There are a variety of materials being made available by manufacturers for this purpose.
Types of materials that can be used as an upholstery fabric 
There are different types of materials that can be used as upholstery of fabric. Some of these are
  • Linen, this type of fabric is best used when wanting to make covers that can be used on the furniture in the living rooms. These materials are made from flax plants making them stronger and more durable.
  • Leather is a preferred choice of material as these are tough and easy to maintain.
  • Cotton is the most commonly used fabric for this purpose. These are soft and more prone to becoming spoilt easily.
  • Synthetic fabrics are the most recent type of upholstery materials. These are popular since they are low maintenance. Synthetic fabrics are not very expensive.
  • Sometimes yarn is also used to make designs on fabric. Knitting an upholstery fabric can also be done depending upon the amount of time an upholsterer is willing to spend in making them. This is one way of making patterns and prints on fabric.
Different types of patterns available on upholstery fabric 
When one wants to make a handmade furniture covering they are able to design and choose from a variety of materials and patterns that are available in the market. Many times in upholstery fabrics will have natural prints and designs on them, which can be used naturally. By choosing the designs and materials that one likes the most they are able to decorate the interiors of the house better. To make specific designs and to customize seat covers, patch works and crochet works can be added.

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