Have a do it yourself project? Purchase genuine Alcantara here in 1 yard increments, meaning 54 inches by 36 inches per yard.
Alcantara is sold in two thicknesses. There is the “cover” weight, or thick suede that is very durable. This is the material that we make our shift boots, armrests, and door panels from. If you want the thinner “panel” weight fabric (for covering trim and panels), make sure to select ‘panel’ in the ordering form.
Alcantara is a brand of mirco suede. Do not be fooled by other brands of micro suede, which are generally not nearly as durable, or hold their color like Alcantara does. This is the exact type of material that they use in the interiors of Lamborghini’s and Porsche’s.
- You must inspect the fabric before cutting it. One time they shipped me the wrong color. Since I did not cut it, they shipped me the correct one. If you did cut it, then you are stuck with it. So make sure you inspect before cutting.
- Only order this fabric if you are doing your own installation. If you are having an upholstery shop do the work, then they should be the one ordering the fabric for you. Have them call Gulf Fabrics (business accounts only, not for customer use).