Indoor Fabric Pillows and Cushions

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By StevenGadson

Indoor Fabric Pillows and Cushions

Replacement cushions for indoor use are designed to only be used in the shade of the elements as well as the sun’s ultra violet (UV) radiation to ensure they last. They can become damaged quickly in the event that they are not handled correctly. This article will show you how indoor fabric can be utilized to replace your cushions.

In the present, indoor cushions are made the same way outdoor cushions are constructed, with the exception that synthetic materials are used for outdoor cushions, and cotton-based materials are utilized for indoor cushions. Tufted cushions are typically filled with spun polyester fiber and foam cushions are filled with once piece of solid foam usually with an elongated Dacron wrap to promote the softness and shape.

Cushions made of indoor fabric are soft and comfy. They last well and there is a wide range of patterns and colors to suit all kinds of uses. Indoor cotton fabric comes with numerous advantages. There are numerous older designs that aren’t offered in other fabrics.

Because it is called indoor fabric, many people prefer indoor fabrics over all-weather or Sunbrella outdoors fabrics. Many believe that indoor fabrics are more soft than other types of fabrics. This could be the case in certain situations. But the yarns that are used in the all-weather and Sunbrella acrylic fabrics are nearly as soft.

What is it that makes indoor fabric?

Indoor cushion fabric is cotton or organic fiber based. It could contain certain proportions of synthetic yarn in the course of its composition. If it does contain cotton or other organic fibers within it, then the fabric is most likely to be considered indoor fabric. There are a variety of reasons that explain the reason why indoor fabric is best used indoors. These include:

  • Cotton can be affected by moisture so it is best to use it in a dry place
  • The growth of mildew and mold is easy on organic material outdoors
  • Inks used on indoor fabrics tend to fade faster when used outdoors in the sunlight.
  • Cotton doesn’t last the same way outdoors as synthetic materials.

Indoor fabric made from cotton is not recommended for outdoor use. It is recommended to store indoor fabrics inside, where they can dry out in the sun and be shielded from mildew and mold. Cotton is a soft fiber and wears out quickly. It will wear out faster than synthetic ones, based on its weave and the thickness.

Indoor Fabrics Available

Indoor fabrics are very popular due to the numerous selections of traditional and floral designs that are available. Many cotton print designs are made but it’s nearly impossible for one shop to have more than a few hundred designs at any given moment. Stocking more fabric than you’re able to sell is costly. Additionally, many shops are experimenting with the all-weather and Sunbrella fabrics today in lieu of selling cotton fabrics. If you’re not happy with the fabrics you’re seeing there, you are able to look at other vendors.


Understanding the process of manufacturing can help you gain a greater appreciation for the complexity , the time and effort required to make these lovely fabrics. They are called prints because when they are made the various designs are combined and printed onto the white background of cotton each color separately to produce a final design. It is worth taking a few moments to watch a video on printing cotton fabric. If you’re interested in seeing the process of creating things you can watch it.

Colors and inks

Although indoor fabric printing inks are vibrant and durable however, they are not as susceptible to UV rays when employed outdoors. Indoor fabrics must be stored indoors, as they’re less likely to fade than Sunbrella or all-weather fabric. Indoor fabrics’ inks don’t contain enough inhibitors to prevent the UV rays from fading the colors.

Cushions, cushions and other cushions that are made from indoor fabrics are generally less expensive than outdoor fabrics and may be more economical to utilize. To save money, it’s worth considering other fabrics that can be used indoors. There are a variety of textiles that are comparable to indoor cotton-based textiles.

It is not that indoor fabrics are difficult to find, but because cushion manufacturers are shifting more towards Sunbrella and all-weather fabrics. Fabrics such as spun polyester all-weather fabric (indoor/outdoor fabric) have pretty much gobbled up the market for indoor fabric over cotton fabrics due to the texture of polyester fabrics is equally soft and the number of patterns are greater than those of indoor fabrics. More importantly it is able to be used inside and outdoors. For cushion makers it kills two birds with the same stone. They don’t have to carry more than double the amount of material. Manufacturers can make one type of cushion, and make two of them and save money.

Cleaning Indoor Cotton Fabric

Cleansing your indoor fabric is essential with care. When cotton gets wet it can become misshapen and shrink, destroying pillows or cushions. They can also bleed due to the inks that are used. So, when cleaning fabrics made of these materials be cautious. If in doubt, have them dry-cleaned.