Microfiber upholstery fabric, which has increased in popularity over the years, is a blend of polyester and polyamide. Velveteen is made from thick woven cotton and is available with ridges known as corduroy. Silk is a delicate fabric and only suitable for adult areas, such as formal living rooms and must be professionally cleaned if soiled. Acetate is a synthetic fiber made from cellulose acetate. Velvet is used in everything from garments and upholstery to bedspreads and drapery. Linen is a natural fiber obtained from the flax plant. Linen is durable and has a natural luster. The unifying element might be color, a type of print or a game of textures. Leather is a very popular choice as an upholstery fabric, as it is delightfully soft yet resistant to spills and stains. There are many different choices for upholstery fabric. Determine where your upholstered pieces will be used in the home before buying your upholstery fabric. Velvet has one plush side and one plain woven side. Leather furniture can be rather expensive, although the same look can be achieved with the use of fake leather uphostery fabric. Jacquard's name comes from the type of weave used to produce the fabric. Damask is a sophisticated, floral-patterned fabric, damask has reversed colors on opposing sides. Some fabrics appear casual, while others might look more formal. Consider the syle of the piece when choosing. Also consider the style of your interior decor. When blended with wool, polyester can cause pilling. Wool is obtained from sheep fleece and the term "virgin wool" denotes new, not recycled wool. Upholstery fabric has so many choices, colors, textures. Washable is a fabric that is washable resists fading and shrinking during the laundering process, using cold water or dry cleaning method. The attractiveness of the napped suede look has lead to microsuede gaining in popularity in upholstery fabric applications, replicating the feel of real suede and adding stain resistance and durability, in addition to lower costs. Jacquard is an intricate fabric that features a variegated weave or multi-color pattern. Chenille upholstery fabric comes in many different styles and colors, including patterns and textures. Chambray is a lightweight plain weave cotton fabric similar to denim. Chambray is woven on a colored warp with white fill yarns. Velveteen or Corduroy is similar to velvet. Acetate is not a good choice for furniture that will get tough everyday use. Cotton is a fiber that grows out of a plant and is woven in many forms. Silks are manufactured by worms. Consider the size of the pattern on the piece of upholstery fabric. Consider whether it is appropriate for the size of the furniture it is covering, as well as the room size. Linen is a very strong and sturdy fabric, even more so than cotton. Silk is so delicate that although it can be hand-washed it is best sent to the dry-cleaners. Microdenier / Microfiber is a yarn made of fibers that tend to be thinner than a silkworm’s web. Most microfibers are synthetics such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, or rayon.