Upholster a vintage cocktail chair
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- DIY upholster a complete chair
- Knowledge of materials
- Use upholstery machines and tools
- Make piping
- Some basic upholstery skills
During this course I will learn you how to reupholster a vintage cocktail chair with a professional finish. If you have never reupholstered a chair before it is no problem as I get you through the whole process step by step. However if you want some basic skills first then it might be helpful for you to enroll my other course on udemy - Modern upholstery fundamentals.
During the video's I will take you through the following stages of how to's:
Remove the old fabric.
Create a seat with a mesh spring unit.
Apply crin and jute (filling).
Make a jute edge roll.
Sew a piping.
Attach the fabric.
See you in class.
- Do it your selfers
Before you start have a look at this video about safety. You will need some protection if you work with tools and old stuffing of chairs. So wear a dustmask, goggles, hearing protection.
I am showing you a few types of staple lifters and how they work. It's up to you what you prefer.
If you have never done an upholstery project before, you might just want to check my other course on udemy as well. It's all about the basic fundamentals of upholstery.
If you find there are a lot of upholstery tacks in you chair which need to be removed. This tool might be the one you want instead of a staplelifter
Here is the list about the use of jute:
Hessian : is a sort which is made from jute and used for all sorts of upholstery jobs.
Tarpaulin : is a close woven heavy duty hessian. For over springs and webbing as it does not allow hair or fibre to leak through.
Linnen scrim: It is finer but strong and easy to work with. It's used instead of jute.
Jute scrim : Has good straight threads to follow when cutting and sewing. For the top side of your upholstery pad
If you are not using a leather piping but a faux leather, sometimes is better to cut it on the bias. It will run smoother at the corners.
Instead of the cotton cord, there are also platic ones in the market or even ready made for you. They come in all different sizes as well. Mine in the video is 6mm.