I’ve always believed in making the most out of my money. That’s why I choose to go the DIY route when I have upholstery fabric to work on. Instead of hiring someone else to do seat covers and whatnots, I use my upholstery fabric for DIY projects and save on the labor costs by crafting the projects myself.
The real money saver though is buying wholesale upholstery fabric when you plan on having a lot of DIY projects in the future! Here’s why you ought to invest on wholesale amounts rather than buying just a few yards when you’re really into your DIY projects:
- Savings on bulk purchases – Bulk purchases allow you to save more money. When you intend to finish a lot of projects, buying fabric in wholesale amounts can save you more money in the long run.
- Overall coordination – If you plan on redesigning the upholstery of the whole house, you can benefit from buying wholesale amounts. This allows you to work without feeling like you’re wasting anything in case you miscalculate something.
- Better control over fabric sizes – If you have lots of fabric, you don’t have to limit yourself to whatever outcome you envision while conceptualizing your DIY project. This is especially helpful when you are working on larger pieces like sofas and beds.
How to Choose Upholstery Fabric for DIY Projects
When choosing from wholesale commercial upholstery fabric supplies, here are the things you should be mindful of:
- Amount – Ask yourself how much you really need. Sometimes, you don’t have to buy the whole roll of fabric to count as a wholesale buyer. If you buy more than 20 or 30 yards, there are some stores which consider that as wholesale.
- Price – Shop around for the same fabric and ask different providers how much they’ll charge for the same amount. This way, you can save even more money!
- Texture – Decide on which texture you want. You can choose genuine leather, faux leather, corduroy, thick linens, nylon—a variety of options with different textures. Have an idea of which texture you prefer and ask for alternatives if you don’t find the one you’re looking for.
- Thread count – The thread count of your upholstery fabric determines the thickness—the higher the thread count, the thicker your fabric will be. Thicker counts are usually better for couches since they need more support and body while thinner ones will suffice for smaller stools and individual seat covers.
Reminders when Choosing Your Upholstery Fabrics
When you have taken the abovementioned factors into consideration, I would suggest for you to also do the following things:
- Have your measurements noted prior to your visit to the store.
- Bring along color swatches or fabric swatches to find the exact kind of fabric you are looking for.
- Go to the store when they are on sale.
- Plan your trip wisely and visit as many stores as you can in one day.
By keeping in mind these tips, you’ll know your resources better and you can save while finding just the right materials you need.