The second most asked question I am faced with daily is "Where to find fabric?" Students are required to bring fabric for Chairapy, Lynne's Bench Class, the Ottoman Class, and the upcoming Upholstered Bulletin Board Class.
I also allow COM (Upholstery terminology for Customers Own Material) for custom upholstered or built projects, so my clients want to know where to buy. Some have never shopped for fabric before and some are seasoned pros. You can expect to pay upwards of $20 a yard or more of a good quality upholstery fabric.
I'll share my fave Houston shops for upholstery fabric-
Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabric have a good selection and you can use a coupon to boot! These are popular sources for students because everyone lives close to one OR they pass by one everyday. Along with bolts of fabric ready to buy, Joann's also has racks of samples you can peruse to have yardage custom ordered as well. To find your local Joann Fabric, just visit www.joann.com and click on store locator. For Hobby Lobby visit www.hobbylobby.com and click at the top on store finder. Usually you can go online and download or print a coupon. Both places will occasionally feature a 50% off coupon! How perfect is that!?
Interior Fabrics is one of my favorites to send folks who have never shopped upholstery fabric. Their stores are arranged by color and coordinating fabrics. You can also visit their online store and order fabric to be shipped. The two Houston locations are-
Interior Fabrics North Houston -
Interior Fabrics on Fondren-
Hancocks is another favorite- they too will have the occasional 50% off coupon and will also have coupons for additional amounts off! Click here for store finder -www.hancockfabric.com
Fabric Decor is tucked away in the heart of Harwin located in the east side of Houston close to the Galleria~ family owned , the atmosphere is very friendly and warm. The address is- 7250 Harwin Dr. Ste. G, Houston, TX 77036 Visit their website for specials and info - www.efabricdecor.com
HIGH FASHION HOME- I saved my favorite for last- my hubby, Mr. Metamorphose calls it my porn store! It's located at 3100 Travis Downtown Houston. It's no coincidence my new shop is but 2 miles away from them. A little too close as far as Mr. is concerned! They have all the latest in design trends and colors. I think one of my favorite things about the store that I love is the furniture and decor vignettes. They publish a magazine with beautiful pictures and all the pics are of vignettes left displayed at the store. Now, I know they've had some complaints about customer service in past, but Lisa the new store manager has remedied the issue. The gals at any of the desks located around the store will be more than happy to assist you in selecting your upholstery fabric. Several gals have attended one of my classes in the past, so let them know you're taking an upholstery class from me and they'll guide you in the right direction. Reserve yourself several hours- you'll be there for a while! You'll find yourself wanting to look at everything! Also, leave them some love and awesome feedback on FB and Yelp www.highfashionhome.com
There are also about a bazillion online sites to buy fabric. The only issue with ordering online is you are not sure what the actual color is going to be due to computer screen variances. If you have time- order a sample first. All you need to do is just google 'upholstery fabric' and you could surf til the cows come home!
There you have it- If you can't find any fabric at any of the locations or online, then we just can't be friends! LOL!
Have fun shopping my friends!