After looking at some of the tools needed for basic upholstery
last week, you might want to try your hand at your very own "Before and After" upholstery project. To help guide and inspire you we have gathered some great tutorials and inspiring posts from around the Internet. Happy re-upholstering!
Design Sponge: Amanda Brown has many fantastic (and very detailed) posts explaining a range of DIY Upholstery projects.
DIY Upholstery Supply: They have several How To Videos explaining different upholstery techniques and they also sell the supplies you will need.
All Things Thrifty: Upholstery 101: How to Re-upholster an Armchair. You might also want to read their Top 10 Upholstery Tips.
DIY OnlineMag.com: They have several upholstery tutorials and handy guides including upholstery terminology, types of tufting, etc.
DIY Network: Has several upholstery repair and re-upholstery tutorials.
Country Living: Has a helpful article on How to Reupholster a Chair .
Little Miss Penny Wenny: Has a beautiful re-upholstery project, Chevron Chair .
ReadyMade: And to prove that you don't even need to have a piece of furniture to create your own wonderful upholstered piece, take a look at Upholstered Spool Ottoman.
Mod Home Ec: Shelly posts regular upholstery project tutorials on her blog and offers upholstery classes in Indianapolis.
As you know, the fabric is a hugely important part of your re-upholstery project.
Do it Yourself has great guide to understand the difference between the different types of fabrics available. And if you are looking for some great fabric sources check out Upholstery Obsession: Online Sources for Home Décor Fabric
If you want to take a look at the amazing things you can achieve with new fabric, take a look at some of the Best Before and After Upholstery Projects of 2011 Rescued & Revived: Upholstered Furniture Before & Afters, or click over to The Divine Chair, to see some amazing pieces.
(Image: Little Miss Penny Wenny)