Upholstery Blog

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Get The Look You Want With Our Fabulous Upholstery Fabrics!

We believe that updating your soft furnishings is one of the best ways to give your home a whole new look without emptying your bank account. Quality sofas and chairs are expensive and cheaper ones don't usually last for long as they are built with an eye on keeping costs down to make them affordable to the masses. However, if you have a good quality sofa or chair which just needs a refresh, then there are some beautiful fabrics...

new lease of life sofa

Give Your Sofa a New Lease of Life!

Does your sofa look a bit tired and worn? Does it sag when you sit down?  If you think it is time to replace your sofa, think again!  You could save hundreds of pounds by giving it a little TLC. It won’t take a lot to spruce it up and make it looking as good as new. Buying some upholstery supplies will enable you to do the job yourself cheaply. Read on to find out how to give your...

DIY Re-upholstery

The Upholstery Essentials You Need for Your Next Lockdown Project

It would be a struggle to find a single person in the UK who didn’t try their hand at a bit of DIY during lockdown. From redecoration to recycling furniture, the choice of home improvement options are endless. With the possibility of future or extended lockdowns looming, these are the upholstery tools you need for your next project to turn your furniture from drab to fab! Get started with the upholstery basics! The basics for all your upholstery jobs will be...

No.3 beige Continuous Zipping

What Is Continuous Zipping

These zippers do not have a beginning or an end point. Continuous zippers are usually sewn into a project at both ends like on a cushion. A wide variety of colours, black ,white and beige. This lightweight nylon continuous zipping is ideal for upholstery, soft furnishing, clothing and haberdashery, offering you the flexibility to cut your zips to the required length. No.3 White Continuous Zipping No.3 Black Continuous Zipping

jute webbing

What is Upholstery Webbing?

Jute Webbing Jute webbing is a natural fiber that can be spun into extremely strong bands.  These bands are then stretched over the back and seats of furniture frames to sit other upholstery components on like springs.  As jute is a natural fiber it has been used in upholstery for many years and was virtually the only material used for upholstery webbing up until the 1950’s when synthetic materials became a popular replacement.  Jute webbing is used in the traditional method of...

foam cut to size

Can I replace the foam in my sofa or chair cushions?

New Foam Replacement Sofa Or Chair Cushions New foam cushions can give a piece of furniture a new lease of life.  Our top quality Dacron wrapped foam will transform your existing cushion covers back to its former glory.  Our foam will be professionally cut to any shape and size depending on your piece of furniture.  All measurements and fittings will be carried out free of charge by our expert home consultants. New foam cushions can make your sofa look brand...

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History of Traditional Upholstery

Traditional upholstery is a craft which evolved over centuries for padding and covering chairs, seats and sofas, before the development of sewing machines, synthetic fabrics and plastic foam. Using a solid wood or webbed platform, it can involve the use of springs, lashings, stuffings of animal hair, grasses and coir, wools, hessians, scrims, bridle ties, stuffing ties, blind stitching, top stitching, flocks and wadding all built up by hand. In the Middle Ages, domestic interiors were becoming more comfortable and upholstery was playing an...

re-upholstered furniture

Why Reupholstering Can Bring New Life To Your Soft Furnishings

  Do you have a favourite chair? Or a comfortable sofa that’s been the gathering place for a couple of generations in your family?  We know that they’re just pieces of furniture in theory, but there’s more to it than that.  They become part of family life in a way that other furniture doesn’t. When your armchair of sofa is starting to look a bit tired or is losing its stuffing, it can be tempting to send it to the...

Black Friday Sale Throws By Bronte

Sale 31% Off Throws By Bronte An original gift idea, the throw is ideal for keeping you warm and cosy and for draping over sofas, beds or chairs. Tweed Throws Bronte by Abraham Moon fabrics. Highland Tweeds throw blanket in tartan. Beautifully soft and would suit any elegant home