OK, I must admit that upholstering furniture seems a bit scary to me, and although I am thinking about it for over a year, I am not yet brave enough to try it.
I have a beloved sofa that is so lived on, that it really needs to be upholstered. The problem is that professionally upholstering a sofa costs about as much as buying a new sofa, and if I buy a new sofa this one will need to go, and I can’t really bring myself to do this, because the sofa is so comfortable, and I love the lines, and actually I’m kind of attached to it, because it has been with us for so long….
Of course the nicest alternative is to reupholster the sofa myself, and I so love DIY projects anyway .
So here is a great tutorial by Brook, from “All things Thrifty” for upholstering furniture, that simplifies the steps, and even includes video tutorials for some of these steps: http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2013/02/quick-upholstery-tips-and-tricks-for-you.html.
Brook also recommends 10 essential tools for upholstering in another great post on her creative site: http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2013/01/10-essential-tools-needed-for-upholstery.html