Chair Upholstery

Our own CRAFT and MAKE photo editor, Sam Murphy, just finished up her Saturday sessions of upholstery class where she took an old chair (photo below) and turned it into a beautifully re-upholstered chair with a modern flower print fabric.
Sam writes what she’s learned:

The thing I found most interesting is the process. There is a lot of doing and then undoing, then redoing again and again. It is not exact like wood-working, where if you measured properly, it will fit together. You must to be very patient and not under any time constraints.

Samschair Process
From the pages of CRAFT: 07:
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“101: Upholstery,” by Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen, pgs 132-137. Preview the article now in the Digital Edition.

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