Category: Blog

How much fabric or leather do I need to upholster a chair

It is a frequently asked question, how much fabric do I need to upholster a chair? In 2014 I already made a short video with the most common models in the Netherlands. But in the meantime, time has not stood still and Leather hide store has made a very nice online guide. The great thing ….  Read More

Easy parasol repair

A common problem with parasols is that the sticks poke through the fabric pockets. With this simple and fast repair you do not have to remove the entire canvas. The video has no subtitles or spoken explanation as I think it is easy to follow.  

Making a simple leather belt with a buckle

There are of course different ways to make belts. You can first buy all kinds of tools, such as special knives, punches, gouges, paint, stamps, etc. But in this video I show you how it can be done in a simple way. I do use my hand press, but there are also handsets for sale ….  Read More

Make a leather seating for your campervan

If you have a self-built camper, you will encounter several things. Such as making seating which you also want to use as a bed. In itself not very difficult to make, only it is always proliferating with the space you have. Because we want to use every centimeter in our van, we have chosen not ….  Read More

DIY A shabby chic leather patchwork footstool

What I mean by shabby chic is that the work looks a bit old, but is still made with care. This also applies to this footstool. The vintage leather that we used is from pieces that we had left from other projects. It contains scars and quite a few color differences and unpainted pieces. The ….  Read More