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re-upholstered ottomans

Need a fresh new look to your home décor, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg on new furniture? Give re-upholstering a try! Read below to learn how to freshen up your old ottoman's into new-ish, showroom-worthy, furniture.
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Need a fresh new look to your home décor, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg on new furniture? Give re-upholstering a try! Read below to learn how to freshen up your old ottoman's into new-ish, showroom-worthy, furniture.   Step 1 Unscrew legs from each ottoman. Step 2 Now, you will need to remove the fabric currently on your ottoman(s). To do this: Remove the cambric fabric (the fabric on the underside of upholstered furniture) gently, with a screwdriver, and use pliers to remove the staples. TIP: If the cambric fabric is in good condition, you can save it to reuse. If not, you will need to purchase 1 yard if your ottoman is similar in size to the one shown. Using pliers and a screwdriver, gently remove the staples holding the upholstery fabric to the bottom of each ottoman. Using the seam ripper, open all of the seams in the upholstery until you have separate pieces. As you do this, notice how the pieces fit together. TIP: If it is a difficult pattern, makes notes or take pictures with your phone. Iron each of the original upholstery fabric pieces. You’ll use these as your pattern to cut the new upholstery fabric. Step 3 Lay the old upholstery pieces on the new fabric. Be sure to line them up with the straight of the grain. Pin them in place. Step 4 Cut out the pieces. Step 5 Sew the pieces with the right-sides together just as they came apart with the same width of seam allowance. Trim seams, clip corners and press seams open. Step 6 Turn the upholstery right-side out and slip over the ottoman(s). It should have a snug fit. Step 7 Turn the ottoman(s) upside-down. Staple the fabric along the edge of the underside while pulling it taut and fold in corner. TIP: The easiest way to do this is to work on opposite sides at the same time, stapling back and forth across the sides. Step 8 Cover the underside with the cambric you’ve saved (or purchased) and match the holes in the fabric to those in the wood underside. TIP: If you bought new cambric, measure the area you want to cover and add a couple of inches to both directions. Iron that extra under. Staple to the underside of the ottoman, using a tool to poke a hole through the fabric where the legs will screw to the bottom. Step 9 Staple the cambric to the wood in a few places. Step 10 Screw the legs back into the underside.
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