06 Sep re-upholstery fabric
Little Inexperienced Notebook.
Step 1- Build your base
I needed a base for my banquette. I did not want to hassle with building or framing it from scratch so I bought 3 Ikea Besta shelf units for $150 whole. They’re also fairly light weight, so I can transfer the banquette and clean beneath it easily.
They don’t seem to be very deep, and that i wished to have sufficient area to sit comfortably so I made the cushion seat deeper by 3 inches. The cushion base and seat overhang at the back. This also allows me to still plug issues into the wall sockets that at the moment are behind the banquette.
Step 2 – Selected your cushion base
I determined to use 2′ x 4′ white pegboard panels for the cushions. I purchased 6 of those for a complete of $41.70. I had Home Depot lower them to size. These pegboard panels additionally are available 8′ lengths, however they’re made out of a thinner and flimsier material. Because I needed to span greater than 4′, I joined the pegboards with 2″ double vast mending plates.
Step 3 – Lower your foam to size
The subsequent step was to chop the foam to measurement. You should purchase foam over the internet minimize to your specs, but it’s tremendous costly. JoAnns and Hancock Fabrics someday have good offers on their foam, however not as low cost as utilizing camping pads, which is what I decided to go together with. I actually saved a bundle through the use of these. They’re 6′ by 2′ and cost $22 each. I made certain I picked the firmest I may find.
The easiest way to chop foam is with an electric knife. I used a long ruler as a guide. It also helps to carry the knife blades from beneath together with your different hand (make certain you’re wearing gloves!).
Step 4 – Mark your tufts
Next, decide the place you want your tufts to be. This is the place using pegboard is available in helpful.
Mark the holes before hand. Place the marked pegboard on the foam. Use a marker to create dots on the foam.
Step 5 – Make holes in foam
You then take away a few of the foam where the dots are. I used a hollow finish of a broom. Merely punch it by the foam and take away the cutout foam.
Step 6 – Batting
Subsequent you’ll wish to glue the foam to the pegboard with spray glue, and cover it with some batting for extra cushiness. Staple the batting to keep it in place.
Step 7 – Make your fabric coated buttons
Make your buttons. This is where the mission starts to get tedious, and irritating. In all, I used 172 buttons! I bought all of the buttons on sale so that they solely cost me about 30 cents every, approximately $50 total.
This is where I virtually lost it! Thankfully, I didn’t cover all of my buttons at once, as a result of after tufting a number of, I realized that the backs would come off when i tried to tuft. This occurred on various events. So I determined that I would glue the entire backs onto the buttons. This was an extra step however so essential. I know upholstery shops will make you coated buttons for $1 every which is great if you’re only doing just a few, but not a couple of hundred.
Step 8 – Measure and lower your fabric
Next stage is to cut your fabric. Be certain that you have sufficient fabric on both facet of the foam to be able to tuft into the holes.
Step 9 – Tuft
Start tufting. There’s undoubtedly a bit of a talent to this, and it wasn’t as straightforward as I believed it could be. I believe it was too much harder for me as a result of I used to be tufting such lengthy items. I started within the center and worked my way out.
You will need to guide the fabric into diamonds along with your palms.
To secure the buttons you possibly can either use a staple technique, or a button methodology. The staple method was troublesome as a result of I used to be utilizing a stapler that did not have much energy, so the staples weren’t sitting as tight as I would like to carry the cotton. Positively ensure you employ upholstery thread for your buttons. Pull the thread tight and staple in a zig zag vogue.
My hand began to harm after a while of doing these, so I switched it up and determined to use some buttons as a substitute of staples. Use a slip knot to pull the buttons tight. You most likely wouldn’t need to make use of buttons on the seat cushion because they could break if you sat on them, however for the seat back, this method might work advantageous.
Step 10 – Staple fabric on back
Then turn your cushion over and staple the fabric, ensuring you pull it tight.
Step eleven – Make banquette skirt
Subsequent step, the skirt. I needed a tailor-made skirt that may very well be easily pulled as much as access the storage in the bench.