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A broken spring on a sofa or chair is a very common problem. With no-sag (also called sinuous wire) springs, it is almost never the spring that is the issue, but the clip that holds the spring to the frame. Luckily, it’s an easy problem to fix…that is, if you already have your sofa apartContinue reading “Upholstery Tip: How to Fix a Broken Spring”
As a furniture upholsterer, I am always asked by potential clients if their furniture is worth re-upholstering. If you are asking yourself the same question, here are some things to consider when making the decision. 1. It’s antique. Making the choice to re-upholster is easy if your piece is antique or vintage. I always recommendContinue reading “8 Reasons to Choose Re-upholstery”
Armcaps are oh-so-easy to sew. All you need is a fabric that either matches, or coordinates with the fabric on your piece of furniture. The first step is to make a pattern of the arm. There are a couple ways to do this, depending on the style of arm your sofa has. On this chair,Continue reading “DIY Armcaps”