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How to Reupholster a Gross Couch

Published on NewsOK Published: March 19, 2013

2. Next, slowly and carefully, remove the upholstery from the couch. OK, this is more easily said than done. Gently pry off the upholstery from the back and bottom of the couch. Try not to tear the fabric, as it helps to have it as a guide for cutting the size and shape of your new upholstery fabric. Save every single part of the couch that you remove from it.

3. Get out your vacuum cleaner and clean the couch. There will be treasures in there like food, dust, maybe money, and hopefully not bugs. Avoid tearing or otherwise damaging the filling while removing the old upholstery fabric and while cleaning.

4. The next step is cutting the fabric. You'll need to trace around the pieces that you removed. DO NOT cut the pieces exactly the size as the ones that you removed. YOU MUST cut them bigger. Now please do not say that I didn't warn you.

5. You are going to staple the fabric onto the frame of the couch. Use an electric staple gun. Again, don't say I didn't warn you.

6. It would be dishonest to say that I actually know how to sew couch cushions. However, they covered it in detail on Design Sponge.

Have you successfully reupholstered a couch? Do you want to share your tips with others? Please comment.

Chaya Kurtz writes for about everything from Portland plumbers to remodeling.

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