If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your home décor and have some tired furniture in need of some love, reupholstering a footstool is a great way to do it! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to reupholster a footstool step-by-step. We’ll also give you some tips on choosing the right fabric and tools for the job. So let’s get started!
1. Remove the old fabric from the footstool using a screwdriver or other sharp object.
To begin reupholstering your footstool, you must first remove the old fabric. Using a screwdriver or other sharp object, carefully peel away excess fabric from the corners and sides of the footstool. If needed, you can use a staple remover to remove any upholstery tacks or staples that are securing the old fabric onto the frame. Once all excess fabric is removed, pull off any remaining bits of the old cover. With these steps completed and the existing cover removed, you can now begin adding your new upholstery for a refreshed look.
2. Cut out new fabric that is slightly larger than the old fabric, using a measuring tape to get accurate measurements.
Once you’ve selected the fabric for your old footstool, it’s time to get cutting! Make sure you have your measuring tape handy so that you can get an accurate measurement of the old fabric piece. Cut a new piece of fabric slightly larger than the old one, leaving enough room around each edge for piping cord. That way, when it comes time to attach the fabric to your footstool, it’ll look neat and tidy. So grab your scissors and fabric, and let’s get started reupholstering this old foot stool.
3. Attach the new fabric to the footstool using staples, tacks, or glue.
To attach the fabric to the surface of the footstool, you will need to use staples, tacks, or adhesive. For staples, a staple gun will be your best option for keeping the fabric taut and firmly secured. If using glue, either a spray adhesive or hot glue gun on a flat surface can work just as well. Whichever method you choose, make sure to staple or glue in small sections until all of your fabric is attached securely onto the footstool.
4. Attach the new fabric to the footstool using staples, tacks, or glue.
To attach the fabric to the surface of the footstool, you will need to use staples, tacks, or adhesive. For staples, a staple gun will be your best option for keeping the fabric taut and firmly secured. If using glue, either a spray adhesive or hot glue gun on a flat surface can work just as well. Once the glue is attached, you will simply need to connected the glued sections to the foot stall and pull the fabric until one corner is connected and then the next. Whichever method you choose, make sure to staple or glue in small sections until all of your fabric is attached securely onto the footstool.
5. Trim any excess fabric from around the edges of the footstool.
To put the final touches of adding new life to your upholstered footstool is to trim any excess fabric from around the edges. A pair of sharp scissors will come in handy at this point, as you’ll want to make sure. You can do this once you have stapled the new fabric up, you simply need to trim any excess fabric from around the edges of the footstool, giving it a professional touch.
Enjoy your newly upholstered footstool!
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of your reupholstery journey! You should be absolutely thrilled with the results of both an aesthetically pleasing footstool and inner satisfaction that you chose to take on a DIY project. Now you can take pride in seeing something you’ve created, safely decorated with fabric of your choice, presented perfectly in your living space.
In conclusion, reupholstering a footstool is truly an art. It takes practice, patience, and dedication to get the perfect results. If you don’t feel like taking on such a project, then never fear because SLF24 has got you covered with a fantastic selection of armchair and footstool set for you to choose from! Whether you decide to take on the challenge of reupholstering yourself or seek professional help, we wish you the best of luck in your upholstery attempt. With thoughtful preparation and attention to detail, you can end up with a beautiful finished product that will be sure to impress all who visit your home as well as an extra seating when for them to sit.
What do I need to reupholster a footstool?
You will need a staple gun, tacks, fabric scissors, measuring tape, and the upholstery fabric of your choice. For adhesives, either a spray adhesive or hot glue gun on a flat surface can work well. Additionally, you will need twine, piping cord or batting to ensure the edges look neat and tidy. Lastly, you will need a footstool to be reupholstered!
How much fabric do I need to reupholster a footstool?
You will need to measure the area of your footstool and add a few extra inches around each side. This allows enough fabric for tucking and piping, ensuring a neat and tidy look when it comes time to attach the fabric. Generally speaking, you should purchase about one yard of upholstery fabric for every square foot of footstool surface.
How to choose the right fabric for your footstool?
When selecting the fabric, you will want to consider both the aesthetic of your living space and the durability of the fabric. Natural fabrics such as wool, cotton, and linen tend to be more durable than synthetics such as polyester and nylon.
Additionally, you should consider the pattern of fabric – some fabrics are printed while others are woven – and the colour of the fabric as these can both influence the overall look as well as the ability to clean the fabric.
Lastly, you should take into consideration the footstool’s dimensions when selecting fabric – a larger pattern works better on large surfaces, whereas a smaller pattern is more suitable for small surfaces.
How do you cover a footstool with fabric?
There are two methods for covering a footstool with fabric – the wrap around method and the staple-in method. For the wrap around method, you will need to measure and cut the fabric so that it is slightly larger than the footstool. Then, wrap the fabric around the edges and corners of the footstool and secure with a staple gun.
For the staple-in method, you will need to measure and cut fabric pieces for each side of the footstool and then fold in seams. Secure with staples and continue until all sides are covered.
Finally, trim any excess fabric and tuck in the edges around the footstool, securing with a staple gun.
How do you upholster a simple footstool?
Upholstering a footstool is relatively simple. You will first need to remove the cushion top, legs and any other accessories from the frame of the footstool. Then, measure and cut fabric pieces for each side of the footstool using either the wrap around or staple-in method. Secure with staples and continue until all sides are covered. Finally, trim any excess fabric and tuck in the edges around the footstool, securing with a staple gun.