Upholstery Tips for the Home Upholsterer
Looking for some great upholstery tips for your weekend project.
Upholstery can be done by almost anybody with a few lessons.
Reading or learning through books is a hard way to learn.
Visual learning is a super way to learn and the two 8 hour DVDs below are the best I have ever seen. After 25 years of experience even I have learned a few tips that they hate to give away on these DVDs.
Ron Switchuk has mastered the art of re-upholstery by working in the trade
since he was 16 years old. He began an intensive apprenticeship under the
guidance of a German craftsman for four years in Vancouver, B.C. and
received his journeyman certification in 1979. Following that he worked
in various places adding knowledge about frame building and repairs, cutting,
sewing, antique restoration, slip cover making, and all facets of the upholstery
Since 1988, he has taught his craft as an continuing education instructor,
garnering praise for his down-to- earth style and in depth knowledge of the
In 1994, Ron started his own company Undercover By Design and is sought
after by many designers, interior decorators and personal clients. His attention
to detail, mastery of the art and congenial personality has made him popular in
the furniture upholstery business.
In 2007, Ron appeared on television (CH Morning Live) as an expert of the
His latest venture is the production of instructional DVDs covering all aspects
of upholstery to pass along the expertise he has acquired. It is his goal to make
the trade of upholstery easy to understand and learn so that the art can be taught
for generations to come.
Beginner Upholstery DVD
This introductory DVD will teach you beginner upholstery essentials. Through
detailed close ups and narration, you’ll be guided step-by-step on how to create toss pillows, upholster dining seats, make a box cushion, create cornice boxes and headboards,
and also upholster a Bergere chair.
Many pearl of upholstery tips such as
piping, invisible hand sewing, button application,show wood touch-up and foam unit preparations are demonstrated so you can complete your projects with a professional flair. Once you watch this DVD you will have the knowledge to complete your upholstered project with skill and ease. Great upholstery tips!!
Beginner Upholstery DVD:
Pullover Dining Seat
Boxed Dining Seat
Toss Pillows with Piping & Fringe
Hand sewing Techniques
Boxed and piped Cushion
Foam Unit cutting and preparation
Cornice (Valance) Box
Bergere Chair & Wood Touch ups
And many, more tips and tricks…..
2 disc set, run time 3 hours and 15 min.
Advanced Upholstery Techniques DVD
his DVD will build on the techniques shown in the Beginner Upholstery DVD.
Through detailed close ups and narration, you'll be guided step-by-step on how to reupholster an occasional chair and a wing chair,how to tie coil springs, usewebbing and no-sag springs, perfect diamond tufting and pleating techniques
and complete an antique love seat.
Many tricks and finishing methods and shared so that your project will look like it was professionally crafted.
Advanced Upholstery DVD Sections:
Basic Frame Repair
No Sag Spring & Webbing
Coil Spring Tyng
Facings & Pleats
Tips & Tricks
3 disc set, run time 5 hours
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