Backing of Loose Thread Fabric for Upholstery
This week we received a fabric that a designer wanted to use for upholstery. We love it when we receive projects that are challenging and lead us to experimenting with different methods in order to get it just right for the clients! The fabric as received had loose threads on the back and it needed to be backed in order to provide durability and strength. We tried various methods to make it suitable for upholstery. We originally attempted to knit back the fabric, but it was not successful because the backing would hold on to the loose threads and not the fabric itself. We moved on to method number two and attempted FabAcrylic®. The results from the acrylic backing were unacceptable as it caused the threads to be bunched which caused a visible ripple effect on the face of the fabric. Our final and successful method was using film. As you can see in the pictures below it made it suitable for upholstery by providing strength and durability while maintaining a smooth face of the fabric.
FABRIC AS RECEIVED
FINAL PRODUCT USING FILM