DIY Upholstery – How To Upholster
That’s because you’re about to discover the secrets behind tufting, stitching, buttoning…and how to restore sagging seats, replace worn coverings, replace any worn out springs, re-new stitching. And more, MUCH more.
The covering is worn. The seating isn’t as comfortable as it used to be. The bottom is sagging where the webbing has broken. Perhaps, you can even see the springs.
Mind you, this is still stylish furniture, despite its present appearance. Sofas and chairs anyone would be proud to have in their lounge or sitting room – if they were only restored to new condition.
Yet, when visitors come round for an evening and sit down on your chair or sofa you feel, well, embarrassed by its sorry state. And, perhaps you’re using a throw to disguise your furniture’s present condition.
Of course, you could throw out your furniture and buy new…but that would be sacrilege. They don’t make furniture like they used to, do they? These modern mass produced sofas…they just haven’t been built to last. And they lack character. They’ve been thrown together. No real craftsmanship in them is there?
And, quite frankly, if you decide to buy new you’ve got the un-budgeted cost of several thousand dollars for a new chair or sofa. And do you want to buy modern furniture when you prefer old traditional furniture? Of course you don’t. Any brand new piece would look out of place in your sitting room or lounge.
Oh sure you’d have a professional job done by using a full time upholsterer …IF… (And it’s a big IF)…you’ve sourced a good upholsterer. BUT at some cost. They do know how to charge. And you could be in for a shock… Read more…