Home Decor Fabric By The Yard
We believe it is essential to shop for home decor fabrics in person so you can feel the fabric, figure out how big the pattern is, and see how the amazing colors really look.
Our interior fabrics come in an extraordinarily broad range of styles, designs, construction, and fiber content options, making shopping in person a sensory experience when there are aisles upon aisles of fabric designs and styles.
At Childress Fabrics & Furniture, we know not everyone's taste is the same and there are other Dallas fabric stores in which to shop. That is why we go to great lengths to source the best home fabrics from around the World in broad varieties so our customers can have in-stock selections. making Childress fabrics a must-visit destination for all your home decor fabric needs.
Shopping for home decor fabric in person makes it easy to look at a huge selection of upholstery, drapery, and curtain fabric rather than wait for swatches to come in from an online retailer. Easily narrow your search for the perfect fabric to match your choice of color, design, and price.
While the exhilaration is still fresh in your mind, take some memo samples home with you to make sure that the choices you made are in sync with your interior design inspirations.
Discover the tens of thousands of Textiles from carefully chosen brands and mills to make sure your next project ends out just as you imagined it—possibly even a bit better.
We have the largest selection of home-decorating fabrics available to the public in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
We carry Home Decor Fabrics for the following uses
Upholstery and Reupholstery
Covering a piece of soft furniture with upholstery fabric is referred to as upholstery. Upholstery fabric serves a functional purpose in concealing the filling and adds a decorative touch. Whereas reupholstery is considered refurbishing the internal parts of the furniture as well as the covering.
Use our upholstery fabrics for:
Building custom sofas and sectional sofas
Benches and ottomans
Decorative Throw Pillows
Upholstered Headboards Beds
Reupholstering sofas, sectional sofas, ottomans, and chairs
Fabrics for Window Treatments and Draperies
Home decor fabric for window treatments gives you a chance to make something that would otherwise be plain but functional into something that looks good by adding texture, color, and design to your interior design project.
The fabric used for curtains and drapes is often lighter in weight than the fabric used for upholstery. The majority of the time, you'll want to use a backing fabric to give the fabric additional fullness and UV protection. The right window treatment fabric can make a room look better and be useful by controlling light and giving you more privacy.
Below are some uses of our drapery fabrics:
Home Decor Fabrics for Top of the Bed
Home decor fabrics for the bedroom. Matching or complementing fabrics for home decor serve as the perfect way to balance both design consistency and comfort.
Below are some uses of our bedding fabrics:
Bedding decorative pillows
What are the fiber contents of our in-stock fabrics?
Our home decor fabrics come in natural fiber constructions, synthetic yarn constructions, and combinations of those fabric construction types. Blending synthetic and natural fibers allows designers to alter a yarn's characteristics and look. This process may be used to generate a yarn that combines the best attributes of the various fibers.
Natural Fiber Fabrics
A plant or animal would be the source of natural fiber used in natural fabric and for the most part is a sustainable resource. Some examples of natural fiber content fabrics we carry are:
Cotton - Available in a wide range of weights and may be used for drapery and upholstery applications. We sell many different types of cotton fabric from duck cloth, and cotton prints to cotton velvet fabrics.
Linen - Linen comes from the flax plant and is a strong natural fiber. Linen fabric is widely renowned for its absorbency, with the capacity to absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture, as well as its breathability. Because it wicks moisture, it's popular for all home decor applications.
Fabrics woven from linen are roughly 30% more durable than those made from cotton, in addition, linen fabrics are more substantial, heavier, thicker, eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic. They generally seem crisper at first, but with time and wear, linen fabrics soften and become more pliable to the touch. We carry linen fabric by the yard for curtains, upholstery, and bed linens!
Silk - Silk fabric is made from the threadlike cocoons of silkworm caterpillars. Silk is pricey because of its scarcity and high manufacturing costs. To make just one kilogram of silk, it takes more than 5,000 silkworms.
Silk fabric is resistant to wrinkling and tearing, dries rapidly, and is the most hypoallergenic of all the different types of natural fibers. In contrast, Silk fabric is quite vulnerable to weathering. Cleaning a stain caused by even the smallest amount of water is impossible.
The exposure of silk to sunlight damages its fibers, which leads to the ripping and fading of the fabric. Silk's shine and luster are two of its best-selling points. When used with backing or lining it is a choice fabric for drapery, bedding, and upholstery.
Mohair Fabric - Mohair is a soft wool made from the Angora goat's hair and has a beautiful sheen and is very smooth. Some people call mohair the "diamond fiber" because takes dyes very well it has a unique shine and luster.
When light hits mohair, it shines. A velvet composed of mohair has a silky feel to it because of the softness of its fiber. It gets rid of moisture and is fire-resistant.
Mohair is stronger than steel of the same size, but not many people know this. We have mohair velvet is in stock!
Synthetic Fiber Fabrics
Fabrics made from Synthetic fibers are long-lasting textiles and they don't sacrifice performance in the process. They are made with desired characteristics and at prices that are cheaper than those of natural yarns. Some synthetic fabrics are considered performance fabrics which often have a larger market share since they are constructed to be more resistant to wrinkling, fading, and general wear and tear.
We carry many different types of synthetic fabric construction, below are a few examples:
Polyester - Polyester fabric is made from high-performance petroleum-based synthetic yarn, created in the 1950s. Polyester fabrics and fibers are very strong and resistant to most chemicals, stretching and shrinking, wrinkling, mildew, and abrasion.
Olefin - Olefin fibers are resistant to stains and may be cleaned without the need for preventive stain treatments. By weight, olefin (also known as polypropylene) creates less waste than any other plastic, making it the second most common plastic. As it is plastic, it is able to be recycled at local recycling plants in the United States.
Rayon - Rayon is a semi-natural fiber manufactured from cellulose, which is extracted from wood pulp. It was developed as an alternative to cotton, linen, and silk, and is often used in upholstery in combination with other materials.
Consequently, it is very soft and plush. In addition, the fabric's luxurious aesthetic makes it a preferred textile for upholstery and drapery in home furnishings.
Because the mix of comfort and luxury is a winning formula.
Acrylic: Acrylic fabrics are stain and fade-resistant. Acrylic has the best colorfastness and lightfastness ratings of any yarn. For heavy-duty use, this fabric was initially created for outdoor upholstery and is very durable.
Acrylic solution dyed yarns are used to make outdoor fabric by brands like Sunbrella and Outdura. Outdoor fabric may be your best option if you're searching for a fabric that will be frequently exposed to sunlight in your house or outdoor living spaces for your outdoor patio furniture.
So, whatever your next project is, Childress Fabrics & Furniture is sure to have what you need.
At Childress Fabrics & Furniture, we stock a range of performance fabrics by the yard for use on furniture. Performance fabric upholstery is designed to be highly durable and easy to clean compared to other materials. It also offers superior protection from sun damage and fading, making it ideal for upholstered pieces that will be exposed to bright lighting or direct sunlight.
Performance fabric is perfect for busy households as it can easily handle the wear and tear of everyday life. Additionally, these fabrics are often made with textiles like polyester, nylon, olefin, and acrylic which provide superior stain resistance when compared to natural fibers. With careful maintenance, performance fabric on furniture can last you a long time while maintaining its original vibrant color.
Where to buy performance fabric
We offer performance fabrics from Inside Out, Ultra Fabric, and Crypton Fabrics, all of which offer superior protection against stains, spills, and UV rays.
Inside Out's performance fabrics are made with nylon yarns, which provide an additional layer of durability to resist abrasion. They feature advanced stain protection technology that helps protect against water-based spills as well as oils and grease.
Ultra Fabric's performance fabrics are designed with a soil-release finish that helps keep them looking clean for longer periods of time.
Finally, Crypton Fabrics offers a range of highly durable performance fabrics that are engineered to resist liquid spills and make cleaning easier than ever before.
All three brands offer stylish, high-performance fabric upholstery that is perfect for any furniture project.
Browse our selection of performance fabrics today and find the perfect fabric for your needs. With a range of colors and styles available, we're sure to have something that fits your needs and matches your decor.
Whether you need a durable fabric for a busy household or an elegant solution for a formal setting, Childress Fabrics & Furniture has the right performance upholstery fabric to make your furniture look beautiful and last longer than ever before.
Home decor fabric specifications to consider when shopping
Home decor fabric is any type of interior fabric used in an interior environment that needs to pass certain specifications.
Lightfastness - 40 hours of lightfastness is the industry standard for indoor upholstery fabric. This means that the fabric didn't fade after being exposed to direct UV light for 40 hours.
Textile Abrasion Test - The Wyzenbeek test (The most used testing method in the US) uses a machine that rubs cotton duck fabric back and forth across the test fabric. This is the abrasive material. The back-and-forth motion is called a "double rub." The test is run until the area of the fabric being rubbed shows signs of wear or until two yarns break.
Between 6,000 - 9,000 “double rubs” is considered light use such as a drapery fabric and light upholstery
Medium use is 9,000 - 15,000 double rubs which can be used for all residential even in high-traffic areas with pets and kids
15,000 - 30,000 double rubs is considered heavy-use fabric for upholstery and drapery
30,000 “double rubs” - this is suitable for fabric in hospitality and corporate office spaces
Cleaning codes - The Joint Industry Standards Committee made the test methods that fabric manufacturers used to come up with these cleaning codes. However, these washing codes do not guarantee a fabric's cleanability. Always test cleaning products in a small area first. Follow the directions on how to use and clean the product.
P - Professional dry cleaning is recommended.
S - The S means "solvent." If your fabric has an "S" cleaning code, it must be cleaned with an upholstery dry cleaning solution.
SW - The S/W cleaning code means that you can use a mixture of water and dry cleaning solution.
W - If your fabric has a "W," which stands for water and is usually the easiest to clean. You should be able to safely remove the stain or spot on it with an upholstery or carpet cleaner.
WS - Clean water-based stains with water-based cleaning agents.
X - Clean by lightly brushing or vacuuming only to remove dust particle buildup.
Our collection of home decor fabric at Childress Fabrics & Furniture is designed to accommodate your every upholstery need. Our vast selection of fabrics includes both casual and formal options. For example, we have performance fabrics that are awesome for high-traffic areas of the house as well as luxurious damask and floral patterns that add a touch of class to any living space.
With thousands of basic material options as well as designer prints like geometric patterns or paisleys – spruce up the look with our drapery range making custom curtains, shades, swags, and more beautiful window adornments! And why not explore other projects such as pillows, throws, bags, and slipcovers - go wild on creating unique craft pieces all made possible by our exceptional multipurpose fabrics!