I'm building a home theater over the course of the next 6 months and am having a lot of fun with it. In addition to Making some velvet curtains and reupholstering some movie theater seats, I would like to reupholster my sectional couch. It's a well made older couch (25 - 35 years old) that has a ugly 60s-70s pattern on it, split into 4 sections, one of which has a fold out bed. I'd like to upholster the body in black velvet with a thin purple stripe in the center, and the cushions in purple velvet. I have a friend who is into cabinetry and will be helping me through some of this, so I thought Id get ballsy... I'm thinking about modifying the sections into recliners and widening the arms and backs to add more padding and to add recessed cupholders in the arms. However, I havent a clue where to find the recliner mechanisms to swing the foot rest up. Can anyone help? Finally, and thanks for still reading, this has gotten rather long... Finally, I need some advice on what kind of fabric to get, for both the curtain/drapes and the couch/cushion upholstry. I've been looking at black and purple velvet fabric on e-bay but I really have no idea what I'm supposed to be looking for. Any advice any of you can give me would be well appreciated. Thanks for reading.