Upholstery fabric for chairs is heavy and comes with a durable construction so they can stand up to wear and tear. A few types of materials used in these types of fabrics are vinyl, canvas, linen and acrylic. Depending on whether you need to refurbish furniture for your indoors or outdoors, you can pick your choice. Some of them will also make ideal fabric for sofa. Available in different shades, textures and designs, you can select them based on your decor theme.