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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this almost 4 hour video tutorial on reupholstering a Bergere Chair Kim will walk you step by step through the upholstery process. This tutorial will teach you how to pad the seat using cotton and Dacron, adding the fabric to the deck and making the cuts necessary to properly fit the frame. You will also learn how to upholster the outside back, add support and padding along with attaching the fabric for the inside back. Next we move onto padding and upholstering the top of the arms as well as fabricating and attaching the double welt cord. Once the body of the chair is complete Kim’s shows you her method for creating a cushion template. When the template is created we will move onto cutting and fabricating the cushion with cut out details that make a proper fit around the arm and back posts of this Bergere Chair (this is a more advanced style cushion fabrication). You will also learn Kim’s method of installing an invisible zipper for the cushion.
In this Ottoman Tutorial you will learn how to put together the ottoman frame as well as the steps involved in upholstering. This ottoman includes using jute webbing and burlap as your support system. I will show you how to pad the ottoman project using a high density foam and bonded Dacron. We will go through attaching your main fabric piece and how to get nice clean corners. Our next step in this tutorial will include sewing your cording, attaching the contrast cording, an unexpected decorative detailing using a pom pom trim, attaching the lower boxing strip to get a clean crisp finish and lastly adding a 6/32" cording to the bottom of the frame before closing the bottom with a cambric dust cover. Knowing the steps to create a professional looking ottoman will give you the courage to tackle your next piece.
In this video we will go through the necessary steps to get a custom fitted slipcover. The skills I teach in this class can be used on any symmetrical piece. These skills will not work on furniture that has one arm such as sectionals and some chaise lounges.