Upholstery Questions

Do You Have A Question About Upholstery

There are no stupid questions about upholstery. Just send me your problem and I will answer to best of my knowledge which comes from 25 years in the trade. Maybe your answer will be below in some of the many questions asked.
Please send photos as this will help as this will help.
When I answer your question it will appear on a web page like the ones below are.
Also make sure your questions are detailed with say at least 100 words so that we understand completely.

[ ? ]

Pictures really can tell the story. if you think a picture will help answer the question feel free to sdo so[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

What dimension should I cut foam? 
I have read to cut foam to exact measurements and fabric to exact measurements + 1" for seam allowance. Others have said cut foam 1" larger and fabric …

Jute Webbing on Inside Back Yes or No? 
I have a chair (picture attached) that I'm reupholstering. When I pulled it apart, the back only had a layer of fabric for the back, a layer of burlap, …

Reupholstering Old Dining Room Chairs 
Hi I have an old(1940's) mahogany dining room set. The seats are upholstered and I have redone them 3 or 4 times in the 40+ years that I've had it. …

Replace a wicker panel with a fixed upholstery cushions 
I have an antique lounge suite sofa with two chairs. I want to revamp this set by covering it with upholstery leather. I however do not want loose …

Re-uphotstering a Channel Back Chair 
I am re-upholstering a channel back swivel rocker chair. The back is curved and the channels flair out in a fan. The original fabric was stitched …

New box cushions with wavy piping Not rated yet
I had new box cushions made for our camper. After not much use, the cording is wavy and i do not like the looks of it. Is it because fabric has stretched …

Does Original Coil Springs keep/add value to a Love Sofa? Not rated yet
I've got a love sofa my mom purchased in the 1980's and it looks like a piece from the 1800's but she knows she purchased it from Sears for $500. It's …

Can Modern Staplers Still do the Job? Not rated yet
This should be the easiest thing I've ever done. Instead, it's become the most difficult. I purchased fabric to recover my dining room chairs, and I cut …

Fabric has Wrinkles on the Front of each Cushtion Not rated yet
My husband an I just purchased a new sectional, we love the design and have only had it 3 days. The furniture arrived Saturday and when the cushions …

Reupholster Dining Room Chairs without Plywood Base Not rated yet
Hello, I picked up these dining room chairs at the Goodwill and I'd like to recover the seats. Unfortunately, unlike many other dining room chairs, these …

Click here to write your own.

leaving upholstery questions to upholstery-supplies-guide