I have created several videos of projects which give clear detailed instruction and tips on re-upholstery and loose cover making.
The videos cover all the basic techniques needed to reupholster chairs and make loose covers with lots of tips and ideas of how to adapt for different shaped chairs. They are unlisted on You Tube.
If you wish to view the videos you need to purchase a link and then you will be sent the link with details of what is included in each video. You will also be sent written upholstery techniques and various other handouts including a short history of upholstery in an email.
The videos are listed below and you can purchase them individually - see below for prices - or buy the whole lot - including the new 3 hour Victorian Ironback Chair for just
I am sorry but at the moment I cannot take payment from the website so to pay for the videos please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will send you my bank details to transfer the money or my address to send a cheque
A free introductory video - follow this You Tube link to view
Please note that the price of £30 stated in the video was set before I added more videos so the current price for everything including the Victorian ironback chair is £60. Sorry for the confusion
Upholstering a Victorian ironback chair - over 3 hours of detailed step by step tuition in 6 sections £20
stitching base hessian to back and arms, webbing, springing, tacking base hessian to seat, washing and preparing horsehair, 1st stuffing to back and arms with stitched roll creating hollow for buttoning , 1st stuffing to seat with through stuffing ties , blind stitching and top stitching to create edge roll, 2nd stuffing with buttoning to back and arms, 2nd stuffing to seat in calico and top fabric, preparing, piping and applying outside back, making double piping to finish round legs and applying bottoming.
Click on this link to see a short introductory video about the Victorian Ironback
Upholstering a drop-in-seat with some tips about cleaning up wood £8
webbing, placing base hessian, bridle ties stuffing with hair, cotton felt and fabric, cutting the corners and placing the bottoming. Also tips on cleaning and polishing the frame
Upholstering a small arm chair (approx 1 hour 45 mins in 3 sections) £15
In 3 sections and includes information on webbing, placing, tying and lashing springs placing base hessian, bridle ties stuffing with hair, placing and tightening 10oz hessian/scrim, through stuffing ties, building hard edge, blind stitching, top stitching, building 2nd stuffing, cotton felt and wadding. How to adapt techniques for the back and arms as well as the seat. Making a cutting plan and cutting top cover, cutting round the frame and appropriate corners, 3 different methods of ladder stitching.
Sprung dining chair. Make sure that you centre and tighten the fabric on all 4 sides then cut diagonally from the centre of the chair to the back legs. Look at the buttoning video and the technique instructions for more on cuts
Upholstering a prayer chair (approx 1 hour 45 mins in 3 sections) £15
In 3 sections and includes information on repairing and filling holes in frames, webbing, placing base hessian, bridle ties stuffing with hair, placing and tightening 10oz hessian/scrim, through stuffing ties, building hard edge, blind stitching, top stitching, building 2nd stuffing, cotton felt and calico. How to adapt techniques for the back as well as the seat. Planning and cutting top cover, cutting round the frame and appropriate corners, ladder stitch and finishing. This video can also be adapted to reupholster an Unsprung . Make sure that you centre and tighten the fabric on all 4 sides then cut diagonally from the centre of the chair to the back legs. Look at the buttoning video and the technique instructions for more on cuts
Includes information and tips on deep buttoning, shallow buttoning, tying a buttoning knot, making buttons with 4 different examples of buttoned chairs. Also information about sewing fabric to an iron back chair and more on cutting the top fabric round frame
Different styles of scatter cushion £5
Information on how to make a piped scatter cushion with a Velcro fastening, making piping, and how to make a cushion cover with a border and an envelope opening at the back
Making a box cushion £8
Includes information and tips about measuring and cutting fabric, making a piping spiral, inserting a zip, sewing cushion cover and different cushion fillings
Making a loose cover in 2 sections £15
Includes information about measuring and cutting fabric using a cutting plan. pinning the fabric on the chair and pinning together. Taking apart and marking, making and applying piping, pinning and sewing cover back together, inserting Velcro seam and Velcro flaps to hold cover in place under chair
Making a valance £5
Includes information and tips about
Front Edge Springs Free
Includes information on how to attach front edge springs, lash down, prepare spring cane and lash to springs, pull forward with webbing, apply hessian with well and guy ropes, stitch hessian to cane and springs and build front edge roll