Affordable Fabric for Reupholstery Project?

Affordable Fabric for Reupholstery Project?

Gregory Han
Dec 8, 2009

Q: Inspired by the recent houndstooth reupholstery project on Apartment Therapy, I have decided to give my own reupholstery project the old college try. I found two wingback chairs for sale on CL and picked them up last night.

I love the fabrics that Anthropologie sells, but those start at $88. Any of the designer fabrics are well over $100 a yard. At 5 yards per chair, it is not in the budget. So my question is two fold: what kind of print do you think would look good on this chair? AND do the Apartment Therapy readers have any tricks-of-the-trade to find economical and nice looking fabrics? I would be interested to know if there are any great fabric stores online, specifically.

Sent by Cori

Editor - Feel free to mention some budget minded online or Los Angeles fabric sources, alongside any reupholstering tricks for Cori below.

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