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How To Plan For Pattern Match

In this video I will share with you the skills and techniques that I use to plan out my pattern matching and placement for my upholstery projects. I will show you how you can plan all the pattern placement before you cut your fabrics. Using this method you can start with upholstering your deck and know that your cushion and inside backs will line up properly.


Slipcovering A Rolled Arm Club Chair

In this 4 hour long slipcover tutorial on how to slipcover a rolled arm club chair you will learn the techniques and skills I have developed to create custom fitted slipcovers for your projects. For this rolled arm club chair you will learn how to properly measure your piece, calculate fabric yardages, plan your cuts for the best use of your fabric, pinfit your pieces to your chiar, create symmetrical front arm panels, plan and sew the skirt with an extra detail, sew your slipcover together in the proper order as well as pattern and sew T-cushion.


Channel Back Chair with Riser Board

In this Channel Back Chair video you will learn the several skills. The project involves adding a riser board before upholstering and padding the deck. You will see how I upholstered and padding the inside arms with decorative wood fronts. I have created 8 equal size channels referring to the old channels for measurements. The two outer channels were creating by attaching them to the frame behind the decorative wood detailing. When closing up the outside arms and wing area I will show you how to plan for a perfect pattern matching detail. We will than close up the outside back before moving onto adding decorative gimp. Once our chair body is finished we will sew a boxed cushion finish our chair with a dust cover. This Channel Back Chair is a bit more of an advanced upholstery project.