HOW I UPHOLSTER CORNERS - video



There are a ton of upholster tutorials on the web
but everyone still asks how I do my corners. I am
not professionally trained, I learned over the years
what works and what doesn't. The same way the
first upholsterer must have learned through trial
and error. I have uploaded 2 short videos taken
while doing the corner upholstery on a footstool.
First lets go over a few of the beginning steps ...









1. prep frame      2. cut foam    3. cut batting
      

(you can click on each of these photos for a closer view if you need to see better details)

4. cut fabric

I cut my fabric an inch bigger than the batting so I can fold the edge under before I staple.  
  

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FIRST CORNER
video

I hope that takes some of the mystery and fear out of getting that straight and clean looking corner.
Here are a few still photos for you as well. The one thing you might be asking is about the fabric
 underneath, in a lot of cases I like to do a quick layer of cotton drop cloth then I apply the top layer 
of fabric. It makes all the difference when using burlap as well an additional layer softens the
 upholstery. The process is the same with both layers I just use less staples on the first.




In case you wanted a bit more, I have a second video showing the other corner being finished.
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SECOND CORNER
video

I finished the edge by hot gluing trim over the line of staples. 



Tips for building your own foot stool frame can be read here:

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