As our feature fabric this week, we wanted to tell you a little bit about velveteen. This is a really unique fabric and is great for so many things. As a synthetic, velveteen is machine washable and dryable, which is a huge benefit in and of itself. It’s a heavy weight fabric, made from 100% polyester, and has an unmistakable surface texture; if you’ve ever touched any kind of velveteen fabric you’ll know it well. It has a significant surface pile that makes it so soft to the touch. Despite this texture, prints on velveteen are still extremely sharp and vibrant. It also has a subtle sheen that adds to the luxury appeal of this fabric.

On-demand printed velveteen fabrics printed by Art Fabrics.
Velveteen fabrics printed with sublimation inks. Gorgeous colors and a plushy feel make this fabric great for upholstery and home decor projects. 

As far as uses go, velveteen has many. The most obvious recommendation is for upholstery of any kind: think chairs, couches, cushions, or even walls. Velveteen is extremely enjoyable to sit on due to its soft surface feel. While it is a more structured fabric, it also has a good amount of movement. Because of this, velveteen is also a great fabric option for glamorous clothing, like a suit jacket, a dress, or even shoes and bags.

Your prints will be vibrant and long lasting on velveteen fabrics. 

If you’ve never used velveteen, we highly recommend you give it a try! Once you get your hands on it you’ll be surprised to discover just how many ways you can use it. Head over to our Design Lab if you’re interested in designing your own velveteen fabric.

Printed velveteen fabrics by Art Fabrics used to make a rectangular pillow cover for living room decor.
Velveteen printed fabrics used to make a rectangular throw pillow.
Hugging a velveteen pillow case made from printed fabrics by Art Fabrics.
Print anything on our velveteen fabrics! They are snuggle ready!