How To Upholster Odd Shapes: Best & Easy Ways For Upholstering
- How To Upholster Odd Shapes
Modified on 4/3/2020
Best & Easy Ways For Upholstering Odd ShapesUpholstering the square or even rectangular shapes is a straightforward and simple process until the time comes for securing the corners. The corners are regarded as odd shapes to handle. However it can be tackled in number of ways. The ultimate & best ways are shown below:
Way 1: Corner ControlIt doesn't matter which folding as well as the stapling method the user chooses for upholstering the corners, however taking care of straight areas first will ensure that the corners end up being equally proportioned. Simply fold one of the sides of upholstery material into its respective bottom and then staple the entire area aside from the corners, it's very important to stop about 2 inches away from each of the corners. Fold the opposite side and staple the next, use the same process, for all remaining sides. Now its time for the corners tackles them one after another as it will help to keep the folding technique consistent, rather handling them one at a time.
Way 2: Gift-Wrap CornersOne of the simple ways to handle the corner upholstery is to fold the corners in a gift wrap style, the same as wrapping a package. The basic method for wrapping is to gently tuck under the corner flaps at approximately a 45-degree angle, this will help the entire flap of material to look symmetrical with the 2 angled corners. Simply fold the flap down and then staple it the number of times to secure it. On the other side repeat the folding and flap-making process as well, stapling it in the same way.
Way 3: Angled Ear ApproachOne of the different method to corners is to create clean, neat edges, incase of the thicker fabrics it may be difficult to staple if the fabric is folded. On the bottom of the piece smooth out the fabric on each side of one corner, create an ear or flap shape simply by pinching the excess fabric up. Now its time to staple along each side of the ear at a 45-degree angle to the corner. This way the excess fabric will be straight up having a neat line of staples on either side of it. Using scissors or simply a utility knife to trim all the fabric that is sticking up, try to make it neat and clean as much as possible. This method is also handy incase if the upholstered object sits within a frame, like dining room chairs.