Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by cleaninmommy elegant and clean-looking
We redid a small chair passed down from my mother and great-grandmother that was easily at least 40 years old, covered in hideous ratty fabric and in desperate need of updating. This fabric worked perfectly. It is a creamy color, with the pattern appearing slightly darker even thought it is the same thread (the reverse side is actually interesting and could be used as the right-side for a softer, less formal look!). The fabric has a slight sheen to it--not shiny, just smooth and tightly woven-- making the chair look elegant and cozy. It is soft to sit on, not scratchy or stiff at all. It has a very nice feel. I absolutely love it. It is probably a medium weight--definitely not tough enough for something that is going to get lots and lots of wear, but for a chair you sit in occasionally, it'd probably work fine (I'm hoping it holds up for many years of light wear). We purchased 8 yards of this 54" fabric and have at least half of that left over! Because the pattern is random, the upholsterer was able to use less of it I think, not having to match stripes or pattern repeats. So you could conceivably get by with a little less fabric than you'd think (I am guessing...don't take my word for it--order enough and use the extra for something else!).
March 28, 2014