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Custom Printed Velvet Upholstery Fabric

From $23.98

  • Alternate Text 100% polyester
  • Alternate Text1.54yd Max Width
  • Alternate Text Sublimation inks
  • Alternate Text 8.26oz
  • Alternate Text Furnishing and Upholstery
  • Martindale > 30,000 revs
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Quick delivery to all US states
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Product Description

custom velvet furniture fabric
Design your own printed velvet upholstery fabric, ideal for furniture, cushions and curtains. ChiChi velvet furniture fabric is elegant and stylish, and the short pile is soft and sumptuous. This stunning Velvet Furniture fabric not only looks great, but also passes the 30k Martindale rub test for durability as well as being fire-rated for domestic furnishings. When printed with your own designs ChiChi fabric is beautifully striking.

Certification

  • certificate img Martindale > 30,000 revs
  • certificate img BS5852 Furnishings
  • certificate img Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • certificate img ISO 105 E03 colour change 4 for dilution factor 1:4 chlorine solution.
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Care instructions

The most pampered of our fabric ranges, there’s a trick to keeping these needy girls and boys at their fluffiest and most gorgeous, and the secret lies in a stiff brush. Every few washes if you feel the fibers stiffening at all, wait until the fabric is dry then give it a loving brush until you feel it relax and return to its pampered self.

Hand WashCold WashNo SoakDo Not Dry CleanDry Flat Do Not Wring

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How it works

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Upload your design

We automatically apply your design to the product you selected

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Make it perfect

Use our smart tools to get it exactly right and select the finishing options

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Preview & checkout

Confirm your designs with our 3D previews and checkout with confidence

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1-2 Days Production

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How our pricing works

Standard fabric sizes

Our pricing is based on the quantity and dimensions of the products you order. The more you order, the better price you’ll get. We also offer lower pricing for larger dimensions, students and wholesalers.

Finishing price list

cut and sew

We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge per meter.

  • Folded hem (black or white thread)
  • Overlock hem (black or white thread)
  • Cut on the line

You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either black or white thread. The hemming material allowances can be found in our Print guidelines & finishing section of our FAQs.

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We offer discounts

We offer discounts on all our products, including bulk, quantity and student discounts. Enjoy great deals whether you're a small business, designer, or student.

Volume discount Wholesale Students
Based on Sq yd Up to 44% Up to 25%
Discounts
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  • ≥ 0.5 yd2: $57/sq yds
  • ≥ 1 yd2: $57/sq yds
  • ≥ 4 yd2: $44/sq yds
  • ≥ 12 yd2: $43/sq yds 2.7% Discount
  • ≥ 24 yd2: $42/sq yds 5.4% Discount
  • ≥ 36 yd2: $41/sq yds 8.1% Discount
  • ≥ 48 yd2: $39/sq yds 10.8% Discount
  • ≥ 60 yd2: $31/sq yds 29.7% Discount

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Custom Printed Velvet Upholstery Fabric

From $23.98

  • Alternate Text 100% polyester
  • Alternate Text1.54yd Max Width
  • Alternate Text Sublimation inks
  • Alternate Text 8.26oz
  • Alternate Text Furnishing and Upholstery
  • Martindale > 30,000 revs
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Quick delivery to all US states
Alternate Text Ships in 1 - 2 days. US delivery $9.95 Delivery options

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Swatch packs and color charts available for as little as $0.95 with express delivery

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Design your own Velvet Upholstery Fabric

This beautiful, customized velvet upholstery fabric is sumptuous and elegant. It has no stretch and is perfect for upholstery. From cushions and curtains to chairs and footstools, ChiChi velour upholstery fabric is super-soft to the touch thanks to its short pile. A woven fabric, it passes the 30k Martindale rub test, which is a testament to the durability and hard wearing nature of the fabric. Thanks to the backing, which has a slightly rubberized feel to it, the velour material also passes the BS5852 cigarette and match fire rating test for domestic furnishings. The texture also means that it has non-slip properties to it - perfect for upholstering. Use your artwork, designs or illustrations to create your own velour upholstery fabric safe in the knowledge that it is safe and long lasting.

fire-rated-fabric

BS5867 Fire Certified
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strong fabric

30k Martindale Rub Test
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Surface Textures

ChiChi furnishing velour is a woven, short-pile fabric that has a napped finish to the face which gives it a wonderfully soft handle. It has a textured scrim back which had a slightly rubberized feel to it, making it great for non-slip applications. An opaque textile, the velour upholstery fabric has a stiffened drape and no stretch.

Print Detail

Custom velour fabric is a wonderful fabric to print on. Colors appear rich and full, and even fine detailing prints with stunning quality and definition. As with all napped fabrics, you will notice that the print will shade darker or lighter depending on which way the pile is laying.

Usage

Custom made velvet upholstery fabric has been created with upholstering specifically in mind. From curtains and cushions covers, to footstools and ottomans, this durable, fire-rated fabric is perfect for any home upholstery.

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Print Guideline

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    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.

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    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Options’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

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    Maximum dimensions

    For most of our fabrics, there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

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    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

  • Crocking

    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colors are used. It can be minimized by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

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    Why do the colors appear lighter on organic fabrics?

    Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colors we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.

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    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-colored or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through. This wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment. Rather than roll the fabrics, or send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

  • Color Differences

    Why are there slight color differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 35-40mm

All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 

All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.

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What is the scrim back?

It is a textured back which the fibers of the velour have been woven through. Due to this backing, the velour upholstery fabric passes the BS5852 cigarette & match FR test for UK domestic furnishings. It also gives it some anti slip properties which is ideal for upholstery.

If I used this for curtains would I need to line it?

When using the custom velour material for curtains, you can choose whether to line or not. Although this is an opaque material that you cannot see through, and it will vastly diminish outside light, it will not have a blackout effect, and some light will shine through.

What do you mean by shade lighter or darker?

Velvet material has a napped face, which means that if you essentially 'brush' or 'stroke' the fibers one way then it will be a darker shade and will have more of a fuzzy appearance and texture. Whereas if you brush it the other way, it will be lighter and very smooth.

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Martindale > 20,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 20,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in medium wear applications.

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BS 5722:1984. Flammability for nightwear

This fabric complies with the flammability performance requirements of The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985. (Statutory Instrument 1985 No 2043)

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Bleach Cleanable

This fabric can be washed with a weak bleach solution if required, using no greater than 1% bleach concentration

Dimensional Stability to Washing

Tested for shrinakge % in a 30°C washing cycle. With shrinakge less than <2%.

Resistance to Pilling

This test specifies the resistance of a fabric to pilling, fuzzing, and matting of textile fabrics. Grade 3/4 represents appropriate for use in high wear domestic environments.

Resistance to Pilling

This test specifies the resistance of a fabric to pilling, fuzzing, and matting of textile fabrics. Grade 3/4 represents appropriate for use in high wear garments.

Seam Slippage

Seam Slippage test for fabrics dtermines the likelhood of a seam ppenign when

Tear Strength ≥30N+

This standard provides a method for determining the force required to tear a fabric. This fabrics scores above ≥30N+ which represents a good fabric to use for upholstery in domestic or public areas.

Tensile Strength

The tensile strength of a material is a measure of the force required to pull it apart. A result of 600N+ represents a good fabric for upholstery in domestic or public areas.

Tags

    • Heavy (7.37+osy)

    • Soft

    • Woven Non-stretch

    • Fire retardant

    • Mat

    • Opaque

    • Furnishing and Upholstery

    • Home decor and interiors

    • Silky

    • Smooth

    • Durable

    • Polyester

    • Sublimation

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