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The DIY upholstery 'need to knows'

Working with Upholstery can be easy if you know the how to's, with a few basic tools and some patience, it's a DIY project that you can complete on your own and be proud off. To get you started here are a few "need to knows" to help you get started:.

  1. Measurements: Before you start, make sure you have accurate measurements of your furniture, including the length, width, and height of the piece, as well as the size and shape of the cushions.

  2. Fabric Selection: Choose a durable, high-quality fabric that is suitable for your furniture's use and the environment it will be in. Consider the color, pattern, and texture of the fabric and make sure it complements the style of your room.

  3. Tools: Gather the tools you'll need, including a staple gun, scissors, needle and thread, measuring tape, and a hammer. You may also need a foam cutter, a staple puller, and a seam ripper if you are working with a complicated piece of furniture.

  4. Removal: Begin by removing the old fabric, foam, and any other materials from the furniture, being careful not to damage the frame or springs. Keep the old fabric and foam as a pattern for your new materials.

  5. Cutting: Cut the new foam to fit the shape and size of your cushions and springs. Use a foam cutter or a sharp knife to make clean, precise cuts.

  6. Staple: Start by stretching the fabric over the bottom of the cushion and stapling it to the frame. Continue to work your way around the cushion, pulling the fabric tight and stapling it to the frame as you go.

  7. Finishing Touches: Once you have covered all the cushions, you can add any final touches, such as buttons, piping, or trim, to complete the look of your piece.

Upholstering is a rewarding DIY project that can save you money and give new life to an old piece of furniture. Just remember to take your time, be patient, and follow these basic steps for a successful outcome. If you need any help with your DIY project or require Fabrics or supplies please feel free to contact us.

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