In this technique based workshop Antonia will share the secret to deep buttoning. Learn the concepts and techniques whilst upholstering your very own storage trunk, including: tools & supply needs, how to measure button placement, how to cut and apply foam & wadding professionally, how measure excess fabric, creating the distinctive diamond folds, installing buttons, and padding the base.
Diamond tufting is also called deep buttoning. It is a traditional upholstering technique where fabric is folded around deeply pulled buttons. It is a very time consuming process that requires patience and accuracy, but when mastered the resulting effect is stunning.
Introduction to upholstery tools
How to measure for button placement
How to prepare foam and wadding
How to measure and mark fabric
How to create the distinctive diamond pattern folds
How to install buttons