Common Upholstery Techniques: What You Need to Know to Reupholster Furniture
If you have basic sewing skills, you can master these common upholstering techniques.
How to make slipcovers: Part 3 (cutting fabric efficiently)
How to make slipcovers: a highly detailed free tutorial series. Learn how to efficiently cut fabric to make the most of your yardage.
DIY Strip Fabric From a Couch and Reupholster It
I don't exactly have $$ to buy the couch of my dreams, but lucky for me, my husband and I were able to reupholster this beauty. We found a living room set that included a large sofa, love seat, chair and a half, and an ottoman for $50. Engineer hubby and I totally transformed the sofa AND an ottoman for $200 (ottoman will be coming soon). We are going to go through the steps of stripping the fabric off of the couch and reupholstering the couch. I promise you this is the same exact couch…
How To: Measure Your Sofa For A Custom-Made Slipcover
If you are looking to change the color scheme in your home, it may include changing the color of your sofa. With a measuring tape in hand and a bit of patience, you can correctly measure your sofa for your own custom-made slipcover. This process can be easy by following these measuring tips after the jump.Measuring the cushions and frame:Please refer to the diagram and matching steps. While this may seem overwhelming, just take it step-by-step and you’ll have your measurements in no time.
Top 10 Upholstery Tips
Over the last year or so, I have learned a lot about upholstery. I thought that a few things that I have learned may help some of you DIYers out there, so here you go!All
Upholstery Class – Week 2
We meant to get this post out this past weekend. But have been slowed by the recent events Mother Nature has brought our way. Disgustingly hot temperatures and going on day 4 of no power. I reali…
Upholstering a French Provincial Chair
Who out there has a chair in need of a serious wardrobe change? I do I do! Or at least I did. My Mom passed on a set of French Provincial chairs to me that she picked up at an estate sale. They were so bad, ya'll. Many of you know exactly what chairs I'm referring to. These lovelies: Only they weren't always so lovely... Were they? If you can't tell, the fabric has a terrible paint job. I posted this makeover back in the fall and I had many requests to see the how-to on the upholstery for…
How to Sew a Slipcover for a Wingback Chair
Learn how to slipcover a wingback chair with painter's drop cloth. I have included a video documenting the whole slipcovering process, lots of instructions and my tips for an excellent fit.
Reupholster a Chair From the Bones Up
Reupholster a Chair From the Bones Up: My sister inherited this lovely framed chair from our mother. It has been reupholstered at least once before; I remember my mother and grandmother working on it for about a week when I was 8 or 9. It made a huge mess and took up the whole living r…
How to Keep Your Studs In Line (some upholstery advice)
Artisan Upholstery Studio has a YouTube Channel! Check it out now to view our descriptive upholstery tutorials! Did you ever wonder how an upholsterer gets those decorative studs to line …
Upholstery Class – Week 4
We got a lot done during week 4 of our upholstery class. Janice attached the striped fabric panel on the bottom of her chair and positioned her buttons along the back. Karen got the channeling fo…
Measuring Chairs for Upholstery | Provincial Fabric House
Measuring chairs to estimate meterage does not have to be difficult. There are eight measurements you need to take – and all of them should be in centimeters.
Upholstery Tip: How to Fix a Broken Spring
A broken spring on a sofa or chair is a very common problem. With no-sag (also called sinuous wire) springs, it is almost never the spring that is the issue, but the clip that holds the spring to t…
Upholstery class – Week 5
So, here is our somewhat overdue post on Upholstery Class 5. It’s a long one! For those of you who love the details, get a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and hopefully you’ll be abl…