Whatever your level of expertise -- from beginner to more advanced improver -- this section will assist you in giving your project the professional finish it deserves!
The video tutorials here are concerned only with fitted top covers - loose cover making is a different trade, but you will find a comprehensive lesson on how to make a loose cover for a chair seat cushion on this website because that is what we commonly come across to complement our mainly fitted covers.
What type of fabric? How much fabric do I need? How do I deal with a pattern repeat? How do I prepare and cut out my precious top cover and fit it my project? All these questions and more are answered in this category.
This is the culmination of all your work and it's the part everyone sees so we have to get it right!
You will see each key stage demonstrated on a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles of chair and a sofa. This will help you adapt the techniques to the unique requirements of your particular piece.
I provide a quick tip for storing your top cover fabric pieces on a simple home made hanger.
Cutting your top cover on any kind of chair with a curved finish or with lots of show wood can be difficult. In this video, I show you how to carefully make your cuts so your fabric sits neatly around the show wood legs and arms without the need for any piping or braid to hide any mistakes!
The demonstration piece in the video is a Captains Chair.
This video provides a quick introduction to the value of armcaps and a few tips on how to make them fit and look professional so you don't even realise they are there. You should take as much care and attention when marking arm caps as you do when upholstering the rest of your piece.
This video provides a quick introduction to the value of an antimacassar, and a few tips on how to make it fit and look good.