Category: Upholstery questions

Sewing machine upholstery which model do you choose?

It has been a few years ago that I visited Hans Volger (The Netherlands). We made a vlog together about a sewing machine in the upholstery shop. It is now Hans Volger and Son, but the operation of the machine is still the same.

Button machine and accessoires

Always wanted to know how to make an upholstered button? Well then the playlist below on our youtube channel answers that question. You need various molds and buttont parts. If you do not have the right die with the correct button part, then you run the risk, for example, that your artificial leather is cut ….  Read More

Hand press machine accessories and possibilities

Have you ever wondered how to make a grommet in a boatcover? How you fasten thick leather for example, a dog leash with rivets? How to hammer in a curtain ring that also stays solid but without sewing? Or how about upholstered buttons? You can of course make those with a button machine. These are ….  Read More

Dismantle Artifort chairs model F140 and F141

This time I’ll show you how an Artifort chair is stripped of its upholstery. In itself it is not that difficult to reupholster the chairs. You use the old covering as a template. Some experience with a sewing machine and some 3d insight is a plus. If you take a good look at the chair ….  Read More

Van dyke join

What if you want to deep button bigger objects, but your fabric has a nap or just isn’t wide enough? Then you make a van Dyke join. It sounds more difficult than it is. It’s a matter of calculation. I took some pictures of a curved sofa with both an inside curve and an outside ….  Read More

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