Reupholstering SofaWith Real Leather

Leather upholstery may be a complex but gratifying do-it-yourself undertaking. When compared to the expense of professional Leather Upholstery Dubai or furniture exchange, reupholstering your leather couch may save hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

It also allows you to alter the color or texture of the leather, further personalizing the design of your living space for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

1. Remove Old Leather:

Request assistance from a helper in turning the couch over in a face-down “V.” Pry out the staples along the rear edge of the sofa with the flathead screwdriver. Needle-nosed pliers may use to remove difficult staples without destroying the upholstery.

Take the leather away from the sofa with care. There may be extra staples beneath the seat cushions and around the armrests. If the leather would not come off, look for more staples.

2.  Cut New Leather:

Measure the length for the substitute cuts using the old leather. Using the seam ripper, separate the various leather components, leaving you with flat, easy-to-use pieces that may use as a template for the new cuts.

Place the fresh leather face down on the table, followed by the pattern pieces. To fix the design to the new cloth, use sewing pins around the edges. Using electric scissors, trimmed out the new leather. Remove the pins and place the old leather pieces aside.

3. Attach New Leather To Front And Back:

Place the back piece to the sofa’s back. Along the top border, staple the leather to the couch. That extra back won’t matter since it’ll be able to fit snugly around couch corners. The front half of the leather should be aligned with the back part.

You may hide any staples you may have by placing the front panel slightly lower about the rear panel, and then folding and tucking.

Once the top is bound, pull the leather taut and fasten to each corner, then work your way down the bottom, drawing taut and stapling down the edge until the pieces are secure.

4. Attach New Leather To Arms And Lower Flap:

Use staples to attach the arm pieces to the back, both inside and outside. Spacing the staples uniformly will result in a polished appearance when covered with tacks.

Flip the bottom flap section over the couch cushions and staple along the front edge, ensuring the staples hide when the flap collapses. Pull the remaining back part around the edges of the couch, stapling beneath.

5. Sew Seat Cushions:

Make seat cushions using a 5/8-inch seam allowance on a sewing machine equipped with a calfskin foot. Zippers complete the look.

6. Complete With Bolts:

Cover the staples with ornamental tacks.

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