Modern DIY Upholstery

Modern DIY Upholstery

Step-by-step Upholstery and Re-upholstery Projects for Beginners and Beyond

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Modern DIY Upholstery shows the hobby sewer or complete newcomer how to make the leap into home upholstery taking you gently by the hand, demonstrating the simple techniques you need to bring your love of fabric to upholstered items for the home.

Not a dry, highly technical professional upholstery manual, this bright and accessible book presents 10 simple projects using modern methods that are quick and easy to achieve.

You will be taken step-by-step through the process of upholstery of desirable pieces of furniture - using items found at antique markets, street sales and thrift stores that are designed up and given a modern twist.

You will then learn all about fabric choice and other materials, discover the essential techniques and then embark on the projects which include a simple stool, a vintage sewing box, a blanket box or ottoman, a fluted headboard, a Danish dining chair, a bedroom/nursing chair, a patchwork armchair and a mid-century design two-seater sofa, all guided by the author's expert instruction.

QR codes will take you to time-lapse videos of the construction of each project - the only book to attempt such a feat!

Publisher: Newton Abbot [England] :, David and Charles,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781446306055
Characteristics: 127 pages : colour illustrations


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jun 28, 2016

The combination of photos and sketches that accompany each project's instructions were well balanced and easy to follow. A practical resource, especially if just starting out or only needing to reupholster a few specific pieces.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MPL

To Top