10 Step Upholstery Technique for Corners

If you want to upgrade the look of your home, you can revitalize a piece of furniture by upholstering it yourself. In order to do this you will not only need bright innovative ideas and quality materials, but will also have to be very strong and know a lot about how to give your new upholstery a professional, neat appearance. Choosing the right type of fabric to upgrade the look of your furniture is also of vital importance. This is why if you do not have any experience in this, you better trust it to professionals.

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If, however, you have decided that you want to make some improvements on your own Kostas Upholstery, of New York, NY, would like to give you some tips on how to pull and fold the heavy fabric, even when you reach the corners of your upholstery. Of course, you will need proper preparation and some tools in order to do this. We have described the process in several stages in order to make it easier for you to understand how it will work out best:

Stage 1: Cut the fabric to fit over the portion of furniture that is to be covered with an excess measurement of 1 to 2 inches, just in case.

Stage 2: Use your hands to pull the fabric along the side of the seat or frame of the chair, sofa, or other piece of furniture you will be working on.

Stage 3: Use a staple gun to secure the fabric you have stretched from the front to the back. Staple the fabric firmly in front or back of your fingers in order to prevent puckering. When you get about two inches from the corner, you should stop stapling.

Stage 4: Staple the fabric in place down the opposite side and to the same corner, so it takes a pocket-like shape.

Stage 5: Then pull the fabric upward, at the outer edge of the corner, until it is taut. Make sure that the fabric you have chosen is smoothly pressed against the wood frame of your furniture.

Stage 6: Use heavy-duty shears for fabric cutting to remove the excess material. Then fold the other side of the fabric down, trim it over the frame, and staple it.

Stage 7: Vacuum the newly upholstered furniture and sit on it to test if the fabric is stapled well.