Good Questions: Using Fashion Fabrics for Upholstery?

Good Questions: Using Fashion Fabrics for Upholstery?

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Janel Laban
Dec 18, 2008

Haris sent in a good question: Hello! Congrats on the fantastic website! I often see fantastic pieces of fabric that are intended for clothing use (suits, skirts, etc) but I would love to use them to decorate my home. Right now, I am looking for fabrics to upholster a sofa and I am in love with this sample (at left). Is it possible? Is there anything I need to know when it comes to selecting fabrics for home use?

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The composition of the fabric is 35% new wool, 32% viscose, 15% polyester, 13% polyamide, 5% silk. Thank you!

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