Fabrics & Leathers

Take your time to choose your Upholstery Fabric

We search far and wide to make sure we only source the very best when it comes to the suppliers of our fabrics. We work with the very best in quality and style.

While our business was established in 2002, we possess more than 35 years’ experience in this highly specialised industry.

We provide the full breadth of upholstery and repair services – including expert leather repairs – for clients around the local area, including not only South Shields, but also Newcastle upon Tyne, Jarrow and Tyne and Wear.

Our Values

We offer a complete repair and reupholstery service to all domestic and commercial clients – bringing back to life furniture that you love. We can restore your furniture to the original level – if not better. We have a very large selection of fabric books in our showroom for you to browse and choose your new upholstery fabric .

Customer first

Always a priorty


Fully committed


Respect and transparency


Consistent high standards

You Have Questions,
We Have Answers

How much do your upholstery services cost?

At Classic Upholstery, when it comes to our upholsterer services, every upholstery we provide is different, so each price will be different too. Our upholsterers will provide a bespoke solution that covers your requirements, from the type of upholstery to the new fabric and the time it takes to complete, we’ll include all of this into your quote.

What furniture do you upholster?

There are no limits to the products and items that we can reupholster, at Classic Upholstery, we provide our services for anything from chairs to benches and sofas, we have the necessary skills needed to reupholster your items. Over the years we’ve offered a range of upholstery services and have a number of satisfied customers across the North East, for more information, feel free to contact our team today.

Do I need to provide my own fabric, or can you supply it?

Yes, if you wish, you can supply your own upholstery fabric, should there be a particular type that you’d like for your upholstery, the Classic Upholstery team have got you covered. We can help you to source the perfect fabric and materials for your furniture.

Can you upholster with velvet?

Yes, velvet is a good option for upholstery, it’s durable and strong so is great for sofas, chairs and benches. Micro velvet is great too as it’s durable, for more information on the best upholstery fabrics, feel free to contact our team today.


What should I upholster my sofa with?

When it comes to sofa and couch upholstery, they’re used every day so we recommend using a durable fabric such as cotton and linen, we advise its best to avoid loose waves as they can snag. Synthetic fabrics and microfibres are also a good choice as they are stain-resistant.

Get in touch for your free quote!

Get in touch with the Classic Upholstery team to discuss your most specific requirements and to ask for a competitive quote.