How to change upholstery

How to change upholstery

If old sound furniture has ceased to please you with the exterior, inhale in it new life. By means of banner of sofa it is possible to update quickly interior and to do without excess expenditure. Such reconstruction is undertaken also by professional furniture makers, but their services will cost quite much. Try to change sofa upholstery the hands.

It is required to you

  • Fabric for upholstery
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Material for stuffing
  • Paper and pencil for pattern
  • Tools for dismantling and mounting of sofa
  • Sewing machine
  • Threads
  • Scissors
  • Construction stapler
  • Brackets or nails
  • Hammer


1. Sort sofa so that it released back, armrests and seat. Try not to damage the product body, otherwise it needs more difficult reconstruction. Remove with round-nose pliers furniture brackets and carefully remove old upholstery.

2. Pick up suitable fabric for new upholstery of sofa. It is recommended to use classical upholstery fabrics, such as jacquard, flock, tapestry. These are materials beautiful and practical, and it is convenient to work with them. In house conditions it is better not to draw furniture leather or leatherette – special skills of work for this purpose will be necessary. The normal sewing machine can not cope with such materials. On average sofa at you about 7-8 running meters of cloth (width of 1.5 m) will leave.

3. Examine sofa stuffing – whether it is necessary to replace in it, at least partially, stuffing? If necessary buy in addition for this purpose suitable material. For example, very dense foam rubber, polyurethane foam or modern fiber from holofiber. Today for stuffing of upholstered furniture also often use felt and down.

4. Spread out old upholstery on sheets of paper and make new pattern on its basis. Cut out the necessary parts from new upholstery fabric. Stitch necessary seams on the machine. If desired you can bring something new in upholstery style, for example, interesting to combine fabrics of different texture and color.

5. Begin sofa banner with new upholstery. Do it accurately not to allow either wrinkles, or sagging of panel cloth. Press fabric to furniture the special powerful construction stapler. To timber frame construction beat upholstery brackets or small nails through each 2 cm. Now you can collect the updated components of your sofa.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team