"Funky Chair Re-upholstery". I first have to say~ "I am not a professional upholster, but have learned on my own" with that said..."Do Attempt this at Home!" and repeat after me..."I can do this...I can do this!"
I am breaking this tutorial up into a couple of posts in order to make it easier to follow. I also will be doing some more extensive work on re-upholstery for myself with springs and inside workings of a piece as well. Hopefully eventually I can cover most of what you will need to know about re-upholstering furniture.
Over the years when I wanted to know how to do something, I just tried it...mistakes and all. Now, I am not going to lie and say that as I do a new project, I don't sometimes have doubts about the end result. I do my research and find out as much as I can about the project to help me better understand what I am getting myself into... Again, the only way to really learn is trial and error. As I have been doing my own upholstery, I am learning how to improve with each project.
With all of that said...let the tutorial begin!
Depending on the piece, a very important part of upholstery... is sewing. I know, I know...some of you didn't want to hear that. So...you might not sew, this too can be a great place to start on trial and error. If your not quite ready for that step yet...make sure to know a great seamstress, be it your mom, grandmother, aunt, friend...you get the point. The best way to tackle projects can be having someone else help you.
There can be an exception to this, some pieces or simple projects might only need stapling and some hot glue. The best way to know is to undo the piece and see how it was done.