Upholstery fabrics

Buy upholstery fabrics by the meter online

Are you looking for robust woven fabrics of sustainable quality? Our organic upholstery fabrics are the right material for durable home textiles and furniture. Upholstery fabrics are also known as upholstery fabric, upholstery fabric, structural fabric or woven fabric. Due to its wide range of uses, the upholstery fabric is very popular when sold by the meter. Our durable organic furniture fabrics are ideal for sewing bags, for example, and are of course resilient enough to be used in a DIY project to cover a sofa, armchair or couch. But home accessories and individual decorations can also be made from high-quality upholstery fabric. You can easily sew cushions, bean bags or curtains yourself from this wonderful fabric.

Our range includes many heavy but also light upholstery fabric qualities that you can buy in our online shop. We offer upholstery fabrics as outdoor fabrics with water-repellent and dirt-repellent properties, but also durable upholstery fabrics in plain colors or printed for the design of your interior.

We have a variety of modern patterns and also classic designs in stock for you in high-quality yard goods. Our upholstery fabrics are real all-rounders that impress with their resilience, are wonderfully decorative and can be used in many areas.

In addition to being used in upholstery work, furniture fabric can also be sewn in multiple layers with any conventional household sewing machine and its durable handle makes it ideal for sewing beginners and of course also for professionals. Take a look through our comprehensive range. The price of our meter goods refers to 1 meter, the width of our upholstery fabrics varies depending on the product (approximately the fabric width is 140 cm and extra wide is 280 cm). The fabric is delivered in one piece. You're sure to find the right design for your next DIY project.

How are upholstery fabrics made?

How is upholstery fabric made? Upholstery fabric is a fabric that is produced in various weaves (e.g. canvas, twill or satin weave). Upholstery fabric is made from various raw materials, for example natural fibers such as cotton, hemp, wool or linen and sometimes mixed with or purely from synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers such as polyester are often used to ensure the durability of the upholstery fabric. Here we offer great sustainable fabrics made from recycled PET or cotton fibers. In outdoor and indoor areas, furniture fabrics can be additionally impregnated or given a coating to positively modify the material properties. This makes the furniture upholstery material water and dirt repellent, particularly resistant to pests and flame retardant.

What special properties do furniture fabrics have?

What properties and quality characteristics does a furniture fabric have? In the production chapter it was shown that upholstery fabric is flame-retardant, water- and dirt-repellent and/or resistant to pests when treated with special equipment. Furniture fabric is also particularly robust, abrasion-resistant, tear-resistant and lightfast due to the weave and the yarns used.

One of the most important indicators for upholstery fabrics is the Martindale test method, which indicates the abrasion resistance in abrasion cycles of upholstery fabrics.

The benchmark is roughly:

  • 15,000 Martindale for private use
  • 30,000 Martindale for office use
  • >30,000 Martindale for public transport

Light fastness is another quality feature for upholstery fabrics and describes the resistance of the colors used in the fabric to the effects of light.

The scale listed below provides a benchmark:

  • Light fastness 8: excellent
  • Light fastness 7: excellent
  • Light fastness 6: very good
  • Light fastness 5: good
  • Light fastness 4: pretty good
  • Light fastness 3: moderate
  • Light fastness 2: low
  • Light fastness 1: very low

We have included the corresponding abrasion resistance and lightfastness of our upholstery fabrics for you in the item description. There is a good reason why we often use polyester fibers for our upholstery fabrics, because this fiber material makes it possible to weave fabrics that offer the necessary durability and longevity that corresponds to the end use and our idea of ​​sustainability.

What are upholstery fabrics used for?

As the name suggests, upholstery fabrics are used to cover furniture. A wide variety of DIY projects can be implemented with upholstery fabrics. If you are a beginner making your first attempts on your sewing machine, we recommend sewing cushion covers with furniture fabrics. This easy-to-work fabric will help you get a feel for sewing. As an improvement, more sophisticated projects such as bags, curtains, backpacks, duffel bags or even upholstery work are available. In addition to sewing, furniture fabrics can of course also be glued or stapled, for example to reupholster chairs or corner benches.

Here are some example products for the use of upholstery fabrics:

  • Seating furniture
  • couch
  • Armchair
  • sofa
  • Chair
  • Corner bench
  • Bag and backpack
  • Bean bag, duffel bag
  • Drapes/curtains

If any leftovers arise during the processing of our furniture fabrics, they can also be used to cover foam. For example, you can use it to make a beautiful seat cushion and also be environmentally conscious.

Upholstery fabrics with unusual patterns

In our range you will find a wide variety of styles. We offer upholstery fabrics for everyday use in the kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room and children's room. Our outdoor furniture fabrics are wonderful for the winter garden or summer terrace. Our range of furnishing styles is very extensive and ranges from retro, vintage, shabby chic, minimalism, African and modern to the popular country house style. We offer rustic brocade or tapestry jacquard fabrics or beautiful soft velor and velvet prints that can have a unique feel and look. The right style of fabric is available for every sewing and furnishing enthusiast. Our noble and exclusive designer fabrics are manufactured in traditional, selected weaving mills in Italy, France, Germany and England.

Our upholstery fabrics harmonize perfectly with various fabrics from our range. Thanks to our unique range design, there is the right fabric for every type of furnishing. We offer unusual ornamental patterns, antique patterns, checks, floral patterns, oriental patterns or combinations of dots and patchwork design elements for the harmonious harmony of your interior. Our floral patterns in an ornamental arrangement add a touch of romance for a certain classic chic. And if you prefer the monochrome version, you shouldn't miss out on our high-quality UNI upholstery fabrics in modern trendy colors such as petrol or turquoise.

Upholstery fabrics in modern and classic colors

It's all about the right combination of colors. Which color goes best with your furniture in the living room, dining room or bedroom? Should it be soft pastel tones in pink, yellow or green? Are you looking for a colorful eye-catcher that will draw the eye in the room to your self-designed sewing project? A fine mix of complementary colors such as blue and yellow or red and green are also important elements in interior design. Or can it be one of the classic upholstery fabric colors such as cream, beige, gray, terracotta or brown?

With us you will find a selection of different combinations that we have ready for you. It is important to choose the right balance of different colors and to integrate your sewn product appropriately into the environment.

What do you have to consider when cutting upholstery fabrics?

There are a few points to consider, which we explain below.

Because of their robustness, upholstery fabrics are not easy to cut. As with most fabrics, you should pay attention to the direction of the thread and, if necessary, the pattern and the respective pattern repeat while you are pinning the pattern pieces. In the best case scenario, you use a thimble to push your needles through the fabric if you have a particularly strong upholstery fabric version. The surface should be marked and cut with either good scissors or a rotary cutter. If the fabric is relatively thick, a sharp cutting tool should be used so that cutting the fabric does not become unnecessarily difficult.

What do you have to consider when sewing upholstery fabrics?

Upholstery fabric can be easily sewn if you use the right needle and sewing foot. Due to the thickness of the material, we recommend that you use a jeans needle with a size of 90 to 110 in the machine. We also recommend a durable sewing thread, as the thread is threaded through a tightly woven fabric weave.

Care tips for upholstery fabrics


Have you decided on a furniture fabric? When determining the optimal care for upholstery fabrics, the first thing that is important is what kind of product you have made. Bags and backpacks made from untreated upholstery fabric are robust, but can be susceptible to stains. Before washing, we recommend cleaning the fabric with a dirt eraser or a damp sponge. This is often enough to remove stains from upholstery fabric.

This also applies to upholstery fabrics that you have used for furniture and upholstery work, as these are often inseparable and therefore not suitable for the washing machine.

Coated upholstery fabrics, on the other hand, are water-repellent and dirt-repellent and are not particularly susceptible to stains. Cleaning with a damp cloth is sufficient here.

As a rule, furniture fabrics can be washed gently in the washing machine. To do this, choose a wool wash cycle and the appropriate wool or mild detergent. The washing temperature should not exceed 30°C and excessive spinning should be avoided in order not to have a negative impact on the appearance of the upholstery fabric.


After washing, you can hang the upholstery fabric to dry or lay it out on terry cloth or another absorbent surface to allow the material to dry smoothly. Furniture fabric is generally not suitable for tumble drying.


If necessary, furniture fabric can be ironed at a low temperature. Basically, the temperature depends on the material composition. Pure cotton or linen is ironed at a slightly higher temperature than, for example, material blends made of cotton and synthetic fibers. If in doubt, take a look at the information about our material composition and the technical information about our fabrics, where you will find information on how to care for our products.

All information about upholstery fabrics in one summary

  • Upholstery fabrics are available in natural materials, as blends and primarily with synthetic fibers.
  • We offer great organic furniture fabrics made from pure natural fibers and high-quality furniture fabrics made from recycled materials
  • The most important properties are robustness, light fastness, abrasion resistance, water and dirt repellent, tear resistance and low flammability.
  • Suitable for DIY projects in outdoor and interior design.
  • We offer ÖkoTex certified and environmentally friendly furniture fabrics.
  • Upholstery fabric is washed gently; it is better to remove the stains with a damp sponge. You can iron upholstery fabrics at a low temperature and when dry.