Upholstery

Upholstery Tip Series

Upholstery Tip 16 JULY

Upholstery Tip 16 JULY

Antonia Marino

If you’re working with an old frame full of tack holes, don’t worry. Before you start reupholstering, it’s essential to fill those holes. Here's how...

Upholstery Tip 16 JULY

Antonia Marino

If you’re working with an old frame full of tack holes, don’t worry. Before you start reupholstering, it’s essential to fill those holes. Here's how...

Upholstery Tip #15 Wobbly Frame Inspection

Upholstery Tip #15 Wobbly Frame Inspection

Antonia Marino

Tip #15: Check for Damage After Stripping Down the Project This month, we go a step further and look at inspecting and fixing the frame before you begin reupholstering. The main problem...

Upholstery Tip #15 Wobbly Frame Inspection

Antonia Marino

Tip #15: Check for Damage After Stripping Down the Project This month, we go a step further and look at inspecting and fixing the frame before you begin reupholstering. The main problem...

Upholstery Tip #14 Cover Up

Upholstery Tip #14 Cover Up

Antonia Marino

Right before I start to strip the old fabric off, I like to put a drop cloth on the ground under my work surface. It doesn't matter if you're working on...

Upholstery Tip #14 Cover Up

Antonia Marino

Right before I start to strip the old fabric off, I like to put a drop cloth on the ground under my work surface. It doesn't matter if you're working on...

Upholstery Tip #13: There's more to safety

Upholstery Tip #13: There's more to safety

Antonia Marino

Tip #13 acts as a guiding light, emphasising the importance of safety in the workshop when stripping furniture down.

Upholstery Tip #13: There's more to safety

Antonia Marino

Tip #13 acts as a guiding light, emphasising the importance of safety in the workshop when stripping furniture down.

a vinyl covered chair

Upholstery Tip #12 Labelling

Antonia Marino

Tip #12 is about the importance of labelling the old fabric panels, understanding fabric direction, and appreciating the significance of nap.

Upholstery Tip #12 Labelling

Antonia Marino

Tip #12 is about the importance of labelling the old fabric panels, understanding fabric direction, and appreciating the significance of nap.

Upholstery Tip #11: Reverse engineering

Upholstery Tip #11: Reverse engineering

Antonia Marino

Tip #11 offers a strategic method that simplifies the process and ensures that your furniture comes together in a seamless, organised manner, by writing a reverse list.

Upholstery Tip #11: Reverse engineering

Antonia Marino

Tip #11 offers a strategic method that simplifies the process and ensures that your furniture comes together in a seamless, organised manner, by writing a reverse list.

Upholstery Tip #10: Say Cheese!

Upholstery Tip #10: Say Cheese!

Antonia Marino

Tip #10 is about capturing every detail with your camera. Among the array of tips and tricks, this is one is often overlooked, yet is profoundly impactful.

Upholstery Tip #10: Say Cheese!

Antonia Marino

Tip #10 is about capturing every detail with your camera. Among the array of tips and tricks, this is one is often overlooked, yet is profoundly impactful.

Upholstery Tip #9: The Cutting Plan

Upholstery Tip #9: The Cutting Plan

Antonia Marino

Tip #9 is efficient fabric planning by taking the time to create a cutting plan and accounting for contingencies. 

Upholstery Tip #9: The Cutting Plan

Antonia Marino

Tip #9 is efficient fabric planning by taking the time to create a cutting plan and accounting for contingencies. 

Sewing project with fabric, measuring tape and scissors

Upholstery Tip #8: Do you measure up?

Antonia Marino

Tip #8 is the importance of calculating fabric meterage during the early stages of your upholstery project, before stripping the furniture of old fabric.

Upholstery Tip #8: Do you measure up?

Antonia Marino

Tip #8 is the importance of calculating fabric meterage during the early stages of your upholstery project, before stripping the furniture of old fabric.

Uncover the Secrets of Upholstery

Explore Antonia Marino's carefully curated collection of 101 upholstery tips, tricks, and trade secrets. From foundational techniques to advanced strategies, this ebook is your key to achieving professional-level upholstery skills.

The EBOOK "101 Upholstery Tips, Tricks & Trade Secrets" presents a concise and reader-friendly format.

It is structured in a list format across logically organized, progressive chapters, suitable for both beginners and professionals.

Gain expertise in the craft of upholstery through this Ebook compilation of expert advice, techniques, and industry insights. The author, Antonia Marino, a retired upholstery teacher, draws from her years of experience and conversations with her students to provide an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced upholsterers. The Ebook encompasses 101 general tips, 6 essential tips, 22 bonus tips, and an extensive glossary of upholstery terminology.

Author: Antonia Marino
Pages: 40
Ebook Format: PDF (or request EPUB, MOBI)
ISBN: 978-0-473-49538-1
(Also available: Apple Books)

Chapters:
1. A hobby that keeps on giving
2. The know-hows
3. Selecting & preparing furniture
4. Support base & comfort core
5. Selecting & working with fabric
6. General techniques
7. Upholstery tools
8. Upholstery supplies
9. Glossary

About the Author:
Antonia Marino has been practicing upholstery since 1992, relying on her own self-taught skills. Currently, she operates a thriving upholstery supply store and previously taught adult upholstery classes until her retirement in 2021. Over the years, Antonia has assisted thousands of students in their creative endeavors of reupholstery. Through her vast experience, she has accumulated a wealth of practical knowledge, which has enabled her students to make swift progress.