Upholstery Fabric Search Tips

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I plan to reupholster my living room sofas. I considered buying new sofas because the reupholstering cost is barely less than buying new. I visited some fabric shops to determine how long they would keep my sofas to cover them. I was told about four to six weeks. I could not give up my sofas that long if I want to keep my husband.

I found a lady who will reupholster my sofas one at a time. She said that she will keep each sofa for about two weeks. Her price is much less than the fabric stores.

I shopped for fabric in Mill End, Alexander Blank Fabrics, and Calico Corners. In each shop, I received excellent service. In The Mill End, three ladies went through several books and spent two hours with me, but no luck.  The Calico Corners’ employees also helped me search for home decorator fabric. I worked with Jessica at Alexander Blank Fabrics. She even searched for fabric when I left the store. I found the right fabric thanks to her.

During my hunt, I learned a few tips. The first tip is to check the rub count for durability. The higher the count the longer it will last. Also, one hundred percent cotton is likely to fade in a sunny room, a blend is better. I will follow up with pictures of the finished sofas and information on my upholsterer.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Upholstery Fabric Search Tips

  1. Good to know and I’m like you, prefer to have my stuff reupholstered. Did you consider our cousin, Carol Orlando? She does that – not to mention drapes, bed linen, the whole shabang!

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