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How to Use Flexible Metal Tack Strip / Curve Ease / Pli Grip

Are struggling with applying curve ease to your upholstery project? Here are several videos that will show you how curve ease is used in different furniture pieces. Curve ease is used for closing up the outside backs and sometimes outside arms of furniture. When you don’t have a straight line, curve ease can be used to get a seamless finish.

2019-04-09T14:16:05-04:00Categories: Skills|

How To Make a Trapezoid Cushion Cover

Cushions are not always as easy as you think. In this video tutorial on how to make a trapezoid cushion, I will share with you the skills and techniques that I use for sewing this style of a cushion. When sewing and dealing with the fabric bias you can run into several issues. These issues often make the outcome of your project not what you had hoped for.

2019-02-15T16:35:44-04:00Categories: Cushions|

Picture Back Chair

In this beginner upholstery video, you will learn how to reupholster a Picture Back Chair. This tutorial starts with webbing and padding the seat before moving onto reupholstering the inside and outside backs of the chair. The fabrics in this tutorial include velvet upholstery fabric for the seat and working with a large printed upholstery fabric for the back. The final detail in this upholstery project is attaching and making the double welt cord.

2019-01-28T06:47:44-04:00Categories: Chairs|

Rolled Arm Chair with Concave Arm Panel

In this video you will learn how to reupholster a rolled arm. I will show you how I pad the arm using cotton and Dacron. We will go through steps to attach the upholstery fabric to the chairs left inside arm. The last step in this video will be padding and upholstering the concave arm panels before we attach them to front of the con-caved arm of this wingback chair. Knowing how to handle these sometimes difficult con-caved arms will ensure you get a smooth looking finish.

2018-12-13T12:30:56-04:00Categories: Chairs|

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.

2018-10-16T16:30:59-04:00Categories: Skills|

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.

2018-08-08T18:11:39-04:00Categories: Chairs, Slipcovers|

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.

2018-06-04T11:43:37-04:00Categories: Chairs|

Cushion with Cutouts and Invisible Zipper

In these 2 hours of video tutorials you will learn the step by step techniques that Kim has developed to achieve bespoke quality cushions with cut outs. Fabricating a cushion with cut outs can be very challenging, but as you look over Kim's shoulder while watching this video tutorial she will show you how just re positioning the way you use your hands to manipulate the fabric while sewing can make all the difference.

2018-04-05T16:34:05-04:00Categories: Cushions|