How to Reupholster Furniture

How to Reupholster Furniture

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How to Reupholster Furniture

This article was co-authored by Katherine Tlapa. Katherine Tlapa is an interior designer, currently working as a Design Specialist for Modsy, a design service based in San Francisco. She also runs her own DIY Home Design blog, My Eclectic Grace. She received her BFA in Interior Architecture from Ohio University in 2016.

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Whether you have a well-loved piece of furniture at home with upholstery in bad shape, or you've got a thrift piece of furniture for a great price but not-so-great style, you can completely change the look up your furniture through reupholstering.[1]XExpert SourceKatherine Tlapa
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Although the process can be time-consuming, reupholstering furniture at home can save hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars and give you a piece completely unique to your own style and home.

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Co-authored by:Katherine TlapaInterior DesignerThis article was co-authored by Katherine Tlapa. Katherine Tlapa is an interior designer, currently working as a Design Specialist for Modsy, a design service based in San Francisco. She also runs her own DIY Home Design blog, My Eclectic Grace. She received her BFA in Interior Architecture from Ohio University in 2016.This article has been viewed 226,700 times.11 votes - 76%Co-authors:17Updated: May 4, 2022Views: 226,700Categories: Featured Articles | UpholsteryArticle SummaryX

To reupholster furniture, start by removing the old fabric by pulling out the staples or tacks holding it to the frame. Once you’ve taken off the old fabric, use the pieces as a pattern to cut out pieces from the new fabric. Next, sew the new fabric along the seams using the old pieces as a guide to help you know where to put your stitches. Then, place the fabric over its corresponding location on the furniture, making sure to line up the seams correctly. Finally, pull the fabric taut and use a staple gun to secure it to the underside of the furniture. For tips on how to add finishing touches, like piping or buttons, to your reupholstered furniture, read on!

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