Project

Great Class; First big project

What are you most proud of? Tackling the project and being patient with the process. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take lots of pictures of the deconstruction process to refer back to. I am sure with experience this will be less necessary. Watch and re-watch the class videos.

You Can Make This

lmpucc made Great Class; First big project with:

Getting Started With Upholstery

Online Class

Getting Started With Upholstery

with Cynthia Bleskachek

  • Upholstery Fabric
  • Tack Strips
  • Curve Ease

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Tackling the project and being patient with the process. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take lots of pictures of the deconstruction process to refer back to. I am sure with experience this will be less necessary. Watch and re-watch the class videos.

Q&A with lmpucc

Dorothy Scrantom asked:
OMGOSH!!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL JOB YOU DID! AND THE FABRIC YOU CHOSE IS GREAT!!! I LOVE IT! I have two chairs that need upholstering but I don't know where to or how to get started. do you have any advice?
lmpucc answered:
Thank you for your comments! The best advice I can give you is to start with a small project such as just a slip seat and advance from there. Before I did this project I did two sets of dining room chair slip seats and two bar stools. Slip seats allowed me to get comfortable removing staples, stretching fabric and using a stapler with good even tension on the fabric. The barstools were the first time I had used cording. I also recovered a inexpensive dog bed to help me practice for when it was time to make the cushion. I recommend you get two chairs like the ones in this class, get inexpensive material and practice and follow along the class. Thrift stores are a great place to pick up a cheap dining or office chair. I am a big believe in "honing" my skills before I tackle a big and important project. That is probably why I like Craftsy so much. Good Luck!