Couch Reupholstery Steps

Couch Reupholstery Steps - Furniture Reupholstery

Buying a brand new couch when yours is torn up and stained can be expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating. The good news is that your couch can avoid being doomed to the dump with these simple couch reupholstery steps. Reupholstering a couch can also give a new look for your home, whether you’re looking for a dramatic change or a simple new style.

Couch Reupholstery Steps To Follow:

1. Take pictures. You want to do this before you tear off the upholstery. Take pictures of the couch at every angle, inside and out, before, during, and after the reupholstery. If the process takes longer than you expect, this will help you remember each step in detail.

2. Disassemble the couch. You want to do this carefully, like this:

– Lay the couch on its back or upside down

– Remove the duster (extra fabric) from the bottom

– Put the sofa in its upright position

– Remove the outside back

– Remove the outside arms

– Remove the inside back

– Remove the inside arms

– Remove the deck

– Keep the old cover around if it fits well to help you measure for the new cover.

3. Check all of the cushions to make sure you don’t need extra padding or stuffing. If you do, get high-quality foam. It’s pricier, but low-quality foam quickly deflates, which might mean you have to do this all over again sooner than you’d hoped.

4. Use a large, flat space to measure and cut the fabric for your new cover. If it is in good enough shape, use the old couch cover to help you with this. Also use your photos as a guide here.

5. Sew the cover. You will want to use an older, heavy duty sewing machine here, as well as heavy duty needle and thread.

6. Use a heavy duty staple gun to connect the rest of the fabric to the couch.

7. Attach the new material from the inside out. Consult the list in step 2 and go backwards.

You have a beautiful new couch that will last you many more years. Some couches are too far gone, though, and may need to be disposed of properly.

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One Response to “Couch Reupholstery Steps”

  1. charlietime7777 says:

    This couch has some really pretty looking upholstery. I really like this shade of green and would love to get a couch like this one of these days.

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