Velvet Upholstery Fabric Product Guide

Velvet upholstery fabric is durable and strong, which makes it perfect for upholstering chairs, sofas, benches, and headboards. Velvet is currently on trend but it is also a timeless fabric that has a lux look.

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. Bella velvet is the most economical option we carry. Crypton Home velvet is known for its durable Crypton finish that’s water and stain resistant.

Crushed flocked velvet has a wrinkled texture that gives it a unique look. It’s used for upholstery, auto interiors, linings 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. It’s the priciest upholstery velvet we carry.

For more information about velvet, see our Velvet Fabric Product Guide.

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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.
Can I use elastic fabric for my sofa cover?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't recommend it. Since most elastic fabric is apparel weight, it will probably not be the best option because it will wear out much faster than upholstery weight fabric.
Which velvet will be good for blazer?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These upholstery velvets may be a little too stiff. This micro velvet may be the best choice:
I need a durable, stain resistant (children!) and easy to remove cat hair off velvet - what do you recommend?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Really any of these would work, but the Crypton Home is the most durable with a stain resistant finish.
I am wanting a rocking chair to be fully re-upholstered, therefore the chair will be used often and frequent movement is the issue. Can you recommend a velvet fabric for this situation please?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Crypton Home velvet is a great option because it is extremely durable (200,000 double rubs) and has a stain resistant finish.
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:
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. Crypton Home is the most durable with a stain repellent finish. 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!