Making Cushions

Cushions may be square, oblong, round, oval or any shape and size you choose. Cushion covers may be in virtually any fabric, and all are made in a similar way, from two pieces, either stitched together to make a bag or with a strip between them to make a ‘wall’. The edges of the cover … Read more

Upholstery Techniques, Tools and Materials

For home upholstery you need these tools: light small-headed hammer; forked tack remover (or old screwdriver or chisel); pincers; strong scissors for fabric cutting; small scissors for trimming; webbing stretcher (which can be home-made); regulator or palette-knife for distributing stuffing evenly; ruler and tape measure; upholsterer’s skewers; mattress needle (a long needle pointed at both … Read more