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Old 09-11-2002, 01:46 PM
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Re- Upholstery

I need any tips or advice. I bought a used couch and chair for $45.00 knowing I would have to cover it with something. It's an old style with low back and straight lines, no curves anywhere. I originally was going to slipcover it, but don't think that would look very good, couch is too skinny for the fullness of most slips.........anyway so I decided to re-upholster. What's the best way to go about this and how do I figure out how much fabric I need.
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Old 10-05-2002, 08:25 AM
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I don't know how to figure out the amount of fabric, but my mom recovered a sofa for me. She made new covers for the cushions and pillows, but she used spray adhesive to hold the fabric to the old fabric on the back and sides. Thought that might be a helpful tip for you.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:59 AM
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hiya lworth! I've never reupholstered anything (dh and f-i-l did reupholster some dining room benches once but they were fairly straight forward) so can't help. Well I CAN help with a link. Try this:
http://www.upholster.com/howto/
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