A lot of people are working on their own personal pieces. Occasionally, a few people are working at the next level. Working for a few friends or actual clients here and there, but still not set up with the equipment and tools commonly found in most professional upholstery shops.
Have you ever wanted to reupholster your sofa? In this day and age there are many shapes and styles of sofas. My first bit of advice is, if you have never done any upholstery before, stop. Do not do your sofa yet. Sofas are usually front and center in your living room. Start with some smaller and simpler projects.
It’s hard to think about what to do differently when things look bleak. But sometimes lack of work is a wake up call, some things may need to be changed or reevaluated. It might be time to get back to the basics. Here are some suggestions. They may seem simplistic, but they are key to having the clients trust you enough to do their work for them.
In learning upholstery (or any trade or skill) you first have to set your intention (to tell yourself that you WILL learn upholstery). It is all to easy to tell yourself “I don’t have a teacher”, OR “I don’t know what to do”, OR “No one will let me”, OR any other excuse you might have. If you really want to learn, you will put aside all the reasons why you can’t do it do it and you will do begin.
All the Chairs seats that are part of the chair frame. Other dining chairs have seats that can be removed from the chair. This article applies to covering a removable dining chair seat with a solid plywood base.