Velvet Upholstery Fabric Product Guide

Velvet upholstery fabric is durable and strong which makes it perfect for upholstering chairs, sofas, and benches.

Cotton velvet by JB Martin comes in two varieties made with 100% cotton pile. Como velvet is very durable with 150,000 double rubs. Cannes velvet is similar to Como velvet but is not as durable and has a slub weave giving it a different texture.

Micro velvet, such as Bella velvet and Crypton Home, is 100% polyester with a woven backing. Micro velvet upholstery fabrics are very durable with 100,000 to 200,000 double rubs.

Crushed flocked velvet has a wrinkled texture that is fuzzy and soft. This velvet is great to use to give a piece of furniture more dimension. It’s also used for auto interiors, lining for music cases, jewelry packaging, and displays.

JB Martin Nevada Mohair Velvet is 100% mohair (angora goat hair) pile and has a rougher texture than other velvets.

For more information, see our Velvet Fabric Product Guide.

Velvet Upholstery Fabric Product Spotlight Video

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I have a long hair kitty. Which velvet would be easier to clean pet hair?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Cotton is less prone to static than polyester, so the JB Martin Cotton Upholstery Velvet may be the best option, but the Bella velvet would also work because the pile is lower than some of the others.
How many yards of +Como velvet would I need to upholster a large, wide-wing 18th century wing chair?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We have a chart to help you estimate how much you'll need:
What weight velvet(100% polyester) should I use for my seldom used sofa? Thanks
A shopper on May 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Our basic polyester upholstery velvet would work well at a good price point. You can find it here:
Do you have fabric with musical theme?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We only have one with guitars currently.
Michael Miller Groovy Guitar Lagoon Fabric
Michael Miller Groovy Guitar Lagoon Fabric
Can I order by meter wise ..?
A shopper on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, orders are in yards but you can multiply the number of meters you want by 1.09361, then round up to the nearest whole number to figure out how many yards to order.
I need a durable velvet upholstery for my antique sattee. It is usually put at the foot of my bed for reading, watching tv, or get my shoes on. So in other words used multiple times daily. Can you tell me what the best velvet I could use that still is soft? Many thanks for your time, Carla
A shopper on Mar 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any of the upholstery velvets mentioned in this article are very durable and would work well. We'd suggest ordering a couple samples where available to see what you like the best.
Why the different backing material used ?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The backing on the velvet makes the fabric more durable and stable.
I want to upholster my dining chairs , which velvet gives the most luxurious look.?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Personally, I think the cotton velvet looks the most luxurious:
Is this fabric cat claw friendly?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We're not sure. If anyone has experience with this, we welcome a response!
Price of Bella mohair velvet?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2017
What are the prices of all but the crushed velvets?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can find current prices here: