Slipcover Basics Video
Upholstered Cornice Video
Merv's Upholstery Videos
Make an upholstered cornice.
Upholster a slipseat.
Make a slipcover.
These can be
difficult, but with care and a simple trick, you'll get a good
The key to curved backs is the tuckage. Instead of her
usual 4" tuckage, Judy cuts her seat and back as if they
had no tuck. When she has her pieces pinned, she chalks
the inside curve and adds an inch to each piece like any other
Then she makes and marks a 5" panel (4" finish) long
enough to go around the inside of the seat cushion. She
may use the full width wherever she wants tuckage or she may
taper it toward the front. As with most tucks, Judy will
locate the underlying frame. This will almost always be
the limit for tucks.
In this picture, you can see how she's tapered and pleated her tuckage.
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