Ideas for Upholster a Victorian Sofa

Nov 19th

Victorian style furniture is known for its hand carved wood, curved lines and frame. While this makes it a delicate and unique piece, it can be more difficult to upholster contemporary furniture that places comfort before aesthetics. Two-seater sofas, or Victorian sofa, as they are also commonly known, can be upholstered with new fabric to keep their appearance fresh and vibrant, while also staying in keeping with their original Victorian-era craftsmanship. Remove the upholstered cushions of the two-seater sofa. This usually means that the use of a drill or screwdriver to unlock the frame cushions of the loveseat. Other padded panels simply fall out of the frame when turned upside down.

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Then for upholster a Victorian sofa, repair the damage on the love seat frame. Sand any imperfection in the wood, especially if you are going to paint or dye the piece. Replace all broken pieces or tighten springs with jute yarn where necessary. Add new foam upholstery or cotton batting as needed to make the cushions more luxurious and comfortable. Remove the fabric from the original cushions. To do this, as gently as possible so you can save the tissue for use as a pattern. Pull the staples that hold the fabric away from the bottom of the cushion or chair frame.

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Place the pieces of cloth on your new upholstery and trace fabric. If you were not able to save the previous fabric, you need to create a new pattern by covering the Victorian sofa with muslin cloth and tracing the shape for your pattern. If you are going to create your own pattern, add several inches for all the parts before cutting. Cut around your drawn lines. Place the new fabric over the cushions or chair frame. Start at the center of the area you want to cover and work your way evenly on either side, pulling the fabric taut and stapled into place. Because Victorian sofa has a lot of curves, you may want the assistance that holds the fabric during which you staple the fabric.