By Jayla Weiner. Ulphostery Design. Published at Sunday, March 25th, 2018 - 08:58:59 AM.
Choosing the perfect upholstery fabric can be a daunting process. There are so many different fabrics on the market and you need to choose between cotton, silk, velvet and more to identify the one you feel is going to work with your design, stand out and complete your design to perfection.
Always pay very close attention to the durability of the fabric. Remember a furniture item is going to be used daily, it is going to be put through its paces so buying a poor quality or not too durable material is only going to result in you having to have the item recovered in the near future. If you spend the money on a durable upholstery fabric, then it can last for years without the need of replacement, which saves you money and time in the long run.
Unfortunately if you do have pets that are allowed on the furniture, then velvet is definitely not the right choice for you. In addition to this, you will find this upholstery fabric will be slightly more expensive than some of the other fabrics available. So you will want to take price and compare it to final design to see if it is worth paying more for this fabric in the long run. The final disadvantage that you need to know about if you are looking at velvet for your upholstery fabric is that it can be fragile, depending on the weave and the material used to make the velvet.
In actual fact, London's upholsterers share a history with the tailors of Saville Row, whose technical expertise and guiding principles of discreet detail and fit were readily adopted by London Sofa designers in the 18th and 19th Century. Placing emphasis on attention to detail, upholsterers and tailors alike developed new techniques of sewing and stitching to accentuate the human form whether as a bespoke suit or a handcrafted sofa design.
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