|There are a wide range of reasons that
may inspire one to reupholster a furniture piece like a loveseat.
The loveseat may be really comfortable, but the fabric is
either worn or it doesn’t fit with the decor of the
rest of the room. The fabric may be stained, or you may just
not like the look or feel of it. Whatever the reason, reupholstering
the love seat can be a great way to keep a sturdy piece of
furniture while still achieving a new look for it.
So, do you have a loveseat that you’d like to reupholster?
If so, scroll down for some tried and true tips for reupholstering
your furniture piece.
Remove the Existing Fabric
In order to reupholster the loveseat, you’re going to
need to remove the upholstery that is currently on the piece.
However, don’t just rip it off messily and throw away
the scraps. You’re going to need to create a fabric
covering that matches the current fabric covering in shape
Turn the loveseat over so that the bottom is facing up. As
you’ll see, the fabric will be attached to the furniture
piece’s frame with staples. Using a screwdriver —
a flat head will work — or another flat tool, remove
the staples. With the fabric now free, remove it carefully
from the furniture piece so that you can use it as a guide
when you create the new cover for the chair.
Replace Foam if Necessary
With the fabric removed from the loveseat, you’ll be
able to see the foam that makes up the cushioning of the loveseat.
Determine whether or not it is in good condition. If the foam
is good physical shape but is stained, this is a good time
to replace it, even if you think it has another few years
Create Your New Pattern
Using the existing fabric as a guide, you’ll want to
cut the fabric that you’ll be using for the loveseat
into a new pattern. You can do this by placing the old pieces
that were carefully removed onto the new fabric. Then you’ll
cut the new fabric in the shape and size of the old pieces.
It may be helpful to pin the fabric pieces together so that
they don’t shift while you’re cutting.
Put Your New Upholstery on the Loveseat
With the pieces of the loveseat all cut out and ready to go,
you’ll want to attach them to the furniture piece. Start
with the back. You’ll want to use staples, stapling
into the frame, to secure the fabric into place. The best
order to put the fabric onto the loveseat is:
If you drape your fabric correctly, the staples won’t
show. What you will want to do is install the back piece,
position the front piece, and then drape the front piece over
the back, covering the back staples.
Once everything is in place, staple the edges of the fabric
underneath the loveseat the bottom.
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