Upholstery fabrics

Buy upholstery fabrics by the meter online

Are you looking for robust woven fabrics in sustainable quality? Our organic upholstery fabrics are the right material for hard-wearing home textiles and furniture. Upholstery fabrics are also known as upholstery fabric, covering fabric, structured fabric or fabric. Due to its wide range of uses, upholstery fabric is very popular as a meter-length product. Our hard-wearing organic upholstery fabrics are ideal for sewing bags, for example, and are of course also 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 pillows, beanbags 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 hard-wearing upholstery fabrics in plain colors or printed for designing your interior.

We have a variety of modern patterns and also classic designs in stock as high-quality fabrics by the meter. Our upholstery fabrics are real all-rounders that impress with their durability, are wonderfully decorative and can be used in many areas.

In addition to being used for upholstery work, furniture fabric can also be sewn in multiple layers with any conventional household sewing machine and, thanks to its hard-wearing handle, is ideal for beginners and, of course, professionals. Take a look through our extensive range. The price of our fabrics sold by the meter refers to 1 meter, the width of our furniture fabrics varies depending on the product (the fabric width is approximately 140 cm and extra wide 280 cm). The fabric is delivered in one piece. You are 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 made in various weaves (e.g. plain weave, twill weave 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 made entirely 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. For outdoor and indoor use, upholstery fabrics can be additionally impregnated or coated to positively modify the material properties. This makes the upholstery fabric water and dirt repellent, particularly resistant to pests and flame retardant.

What special properties do upholstery fabrics have?

What properties and quality features does an upholstery fabric have? In the chapter on production, it was shown that upholstery fabric is flame-retardant, water- and dirt-repellent and/or resistant to pests when specially treated. Upholstery 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 of upholstery fabrics in abrasion cycles.

The benchmark is approximately:

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

Lightfastness 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 below sets a benchmark:

  • Lightfastness 8: excellent
  • Lightfastness 7: excellent
  • Lightfastness 6: very good
  • Lightfastness 5: good
  • Lightfastness 4: fairly good
  • Lightfastness 3: moderate
  • Lightfastness 2: low
  • Lightfastness 1: very low

We have included the corresponding abrasion resistance and lightfastness of our upholstery fabrics in the item description for you. 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. Upholstery fabrics can be used for a wide variety of DIY projects. If you are a beginner and are just trying out your sewing machine for the first time, we recommend sewing cushion covers with upholstery fabrics. This easy-to-work fabric will help you get a feel for sewing. You can progress to more demanding projects such as bags, curtains, backpacks, duffel bags or even upholstery work. In addition to sewing, upholstery 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
  • couch
  • Armchair
  • sofa
  • Chair
  • Corner bench
  • Bag and backpack
  • Beanbag, duffel bag
  • Curtains/Drapes

If there are any leftovers when processing our upholstery fabrics, these can also be used to cover foam. You can use them to make a beautiful seat cushion, for example, and also act in an environmentally friendly way.

Finest cotton upholstery fabrics

Upholstery fabrics with unusual patterns

You will find a wide variety of styles in our range. We offer upholstery fabrics for everyday use in the kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room and children's room. Our outdoor upholstery fabrics are perfect for the winter garden or summer terrace. Our range of fabrics for 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 velour and velvet prints that have a unique feel and look. The right style of fabric is available for every sewing and furnishing enthusiast. Our fine 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 interior. 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 bring a touch of romance for that certain classic chic. And if you prefer the single-colored version, you shouldn't miss out on our UNI upholstery fabrics in modern trendy colors such as petrol or turquoise in high quality.

Upholstery fabrics in modern and classic colours

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

We have a selection of different combinations ready for you. It is important to choose the right balance of different colors and to integrate your sewn product appropriately into the environment.

Elegant upholstery fabric made from recycled polyester

What do you have to consider when cutting upholstery fabrics?

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

Upholstery fabrics are not easy to cut due to their robustness. As with most fabrics, you should pay attention to the grain and, if necessary, the pattern and the respective pattern repeat when pinning the cut pieces. It is best to use a thimble to push your needles through the fabric if you have a particularly strong upholstery fabric. The surface should be marked and cut to size using 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 is not unnecessarily difficult.

What do you have to consider when sewing upholstery fabrics?

Upholstery fabric is easy to sew 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 thickness of 90 to 110 in the machine. We also recommend a durable sewing thread, as the thread is guided through a tightly woven fabric weave.

Care tips for upholstery fabrics


Have you decided on an upholstery fabric? When determining the best way to care for upholstery fabric, it is important to first consider what kind of product you have made. Bags and backpacks made of untreated upholstery fabric are robust, but can be susceptible to stains. Before washing, it is advisable to clean the fabric with a dirt eraser or a damp sponge. This is often enough to remove stains from the upholstery fabric.

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

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

As a rule, upholstery fabrics can be washed gently in the washing machine. To do this, select a wool wash cycle and use the appropriate wool or delicate detergent. The washing temperature should not exceed 30°C and excessive spinning should be avoided in order not to negatively affect 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. Most upholstery fabric is not suitable for tumble drying.


If necessary, upholstery fabric can be ironed at a low temperature. The temperature basically depends on the material composition. Pure cotton or linen is ironed at a slightly higher temperature than, for example, material mixtures of cotton and synthetic fibers. If in doubt, look at the information on our material composition and the technical data for our fabrics, which will give you 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 mainly with synthetic fibers.
  • We offer great organic upholstery fabrics made from pure natural fibres and high-quality upholstery fabrics made from recycled materials
  • The most important properties are robustness, lightfastness, abrasion resistance, water and dirt repellent, tear resistance and flame retardancy.
  • Suitable for DIY outdoor and interior projects.
  • We offer OekoTex certified and environmentally friendly upholstery fabrics.
  • Upholstery fabric is washed gently, but it is better to remove stains with a damp sponge. You can iron upholstery fabric at a low temperature and when dry.