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Upholstery Supplies online from a trusted upholsterer based outside of Edinburgh. Full range of upholstery supplies at the best prices. Our online upholstery supplies shop has a huge range of upholstery supplies to order today. All types of upholstery supplies available for your upholstery project. We supply webbing, hessian, springs, wadding, foam and many other related products

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Get The Look You Want With Our Fabulous Upholstery Fabrics!

We believe that updating your soft furnishings is one of the best ways to give your home a whole new look without emptying your bank account. Quality sofas and chairs are expensive and cheaper ones don’t usually last for long as they are built with an eye on keeping costs down to make them affordable […] The post Get The Look You Want With Our Fabulous Upholstery Fabrics! appeared first on Advanced...

We believe that updating your soft furnishings is one of the best ways to give your home a whole new look without emptying your bank account. Quality sofas and chairs are expensive and cheaper ones don’t usually last for long as they are built with an eye on keeping costs down to make them affordable to the masses. However, if you have a good quality sofa or chair which just needs a refresh, then there are some beautiful fabrics out there that can transform them.  You can find some beautiful designs for less than you might think. Crushed velvet fabrics, for example, bring a whiff of luxury to a sofa or chair.  They are very affordable but look like they aren’t. A perfect combination!

Enhancing any sofa or chair

We’ve been supplying upholstery fabrics for a long time and we have lots of examples where reupholstering a chair or sofa with our fabrics bring amazing results. When you look at our collections of crushed velvets you might also find yourself thinking of an elegant country house or even a castle! They’re the sort of fabrics that you might look at and admire, but assume that you need a millionaire’s budget to afford. We have a myriad of colours which means you will find something that suits your home.

Fabrics like this can bring real elegance to your overall scheme, even if you only choose to use it on one sofa or your favourite armchair.

If you have a piece of upholstered furniture that’s looking a bit tired, you might be thinking about getting rid of it. That doesn’t have to mean a trip to the tip. Upcycling is still hugely popular, so you could think about selling. But why get rid of one of your favourite chairs when you could upcycle it yourself?

Using a crushed velvet fabric will give your sofa or chair a classic new look. They’re also timeless designs which means that you could be enjoying it for years to come.

Don’t forget the fillings!

You can also plump up your sofas and chairs with new foam cut to size or fillings which will immediately make a difference to how comfortable they are never mind how great they look.

Don’t compromise on quality

You might think that a DIY upholstery project involves spending a lot of money.  In fact, restoring a chair using our fabrics could be cheaper than you think.  You can choose a high quality fabric and buy only what you need. That means there’s less waste and you can cut your cloth to suit your budget.  We also offer a range of offcuts that could help you to find a smaller piece of fabric that’s exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’d like to find out more about transforming your furniture with our upholstery fabrics, get in touch.

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Give Your Sofa a New Lease of Life!

Does your sofa look a bit tired and worn? Does it sag when you sit down?  If you think it is time to replace your sofa, think again!  You could save hundreds of pounds by giving it a little TLC. It won’t take a lot to spruce it up and make it looking as good […] The post Give Your Sofa a New Lease of Life! appeared first on Advanced...

Does your sofa look a bit tired and worn? Does it sag when you sit down?  If you think it is time to replace your sofa, think again!  You could save hundreds of pounds by giving it a little TLC. It won’t take a lot to spruce it up and make it looking as good as new. Buying some upholstery supplies will enable you to do the job yourself cheaply. Read on to find out how to give your sofa a new lease of life.

Replacement foam cushions

The foam cushions within your sofa covers can become quite worn and lose their bounce over time. Foam cushions can be easily cut to size and replaced inside your sofa covers to make your seats plump and very comfortable.  It can make a huge difference to your posture and ensure that you can truly relax.

New furniture feet

You can make your sofa or chair look different just by adding new furniture feet. Shiny wooden furniture feet are very popular and will make your sofa and chair very elegant and look new. They are very easy to install too.

Upholstery buttons

Have you lost some buttons from the cushions of your sofa? You can buy replacement upholstery buttons and sew these on with upholstery thread to restore the look of your sofa so that it looks like new again.

Upholstery springs

For the more adventurous amateur upholsterers, you can replace your sofa’s springs. You’ll know if your springs are worn if you gently bounce on your sofa in different areas and any parts which sag probably mean that you need replacement springs. After replacement, your sofa will feel like brand new.

Give your sofa a clean

A quick win in renovating your sofa is to use upholstery fabric cleaner to remove all those stains. These cleaners are specifically designed for upholstery so are not going to damage your sofa. Using ordinary detergents isn’t always a good idea as the fabric on sofas can be easily damaged.

Save the environment!

Your local upholsterer can also reupholster your sofa and chairs to make them look as good as new. They can replace the fillings and even the fabrics to make them look like a new piece of furniture at a great saving. Not only does this save you money, but you are also helping the environment by not throwing away perfectly useable furniture into landfill.

For more advice or upholstery supplies, visits our online shop and blog.

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The Upholstery Essentials You Need for Your Next Lockdown Project

It would be a struggle to find a single person in the UK who didn’t try their hand at a bit of DIY during lockdown. From redecoration to recycling furniture, the choice of home improvement options are endless. With the possibility of future or extended lockdowns looming, these are the upholstery tools you need for […] The post The Upholstery Essentials You Need for Your Next Lockdown Project appeared first on Advanced...

It would be a struggle to find a single person in the UK who didn’t try their hand at a bit of DIY during lockdown. From redecoration to recycling furniture, the choice of home improvement options are endless. With the possibility of future or extended lockdowns looming, these are the upholstery tools you need for your next project to turn your furniture from drab to fab!

Get started with the upholstery basics!

The basics for all your upholstery jobs will be something to attach your new fabric to the piece of furniture. We stock both upholstery staples and glue to cater for different upholstery projects. If you already have a staple or glue gun, then these refills will be perfect to get you started on your next project and maybe even a few more. Our upholstery thread and twine are also perfect for any general upholstery or mattresses and clothing. Alternatively, you may need to use upholstery tacks for certain types of fabrics. If you are unsure which attachment method your fabric or furniture piece requires, take a look at what was used previously to attach the current material to the furniture and copy that.

Plump up your old furniture

Have you found the perfect fabric for your project? If you’re looking to upholster something soft like a chair or sofa, you’ll need some upholstery filling like wadding to provide that cushiony comfiness underneath. Particularly if you’re upholstering an old or second-hand piece, your most likely going to want and need new wadding. There would be nothing worse than finishing the piece, only to find your efforts ruined by uncomfortable or mouldy padding. You can buy wadding by the metre so you can measure it exactly for the requirements of your project.

If you are working with a relatively old or used piece, you may also want to think about replacing the feet. Adding a shiny new wooden set to your furniture is a great way to achieve a super clean and finished look. If you are putting a great deal of effort into making your piece look nice, new feet can be the perfect finishing touch for a very affordable cost.

Tools of the trade

Finally, you could do with some tools to make this project happen. We stock several upholstery tools to make the job easier and more efficient. From a staple lifter, to make removing old staples a breeze and a pair of tailor’s shears for smooth, clean cuts of fabric, our range of tools will ensure that you are left with a professional-looking result. Our magnetic hammer is the perfect tool to settle and hammer any tacks into place. A hammer will also definitely be needed to add any special finishing touches such as nail heads. Using the right tool is vital to guarantee a quality finish, while also reducing the time and effort taken to finish the job. Invest in good quality tools today to last you for a multitude of projects.

Why not purchase the essentials today from our upholstery supplies store? While there are many optional extras you may want or require for a certain project, these are the basics that you will need for the majority of DIY upholstery jobs. Whether this is your first try or you are a budding hobbyist, these essentials will enable you to take on a variety of projects and bring new life to any outdated furniture.

 

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Can I replace the foam in my sofa or chair cushions?

New Foam Replacement Sofa Or Chair Cushions New foam cushions can give a piece of furniture a new lease of life.  Our top quality Dacron wrapped foam will transform your existing cushion covers back to its former glory.  Our foam will be professionally cut to any shape and size depending on your piece of furniture.  […] The post Can I replace the foam in my sofa or chair cushions? appeared first on Advanced...

New Foam Replacement Sofa Or Chair Cushions

New foam cushions can give a piece of furniture a new lease of life.  Our top quality Dacron wrapped foam will transform your existing cushion covers back to its former glory.  Our foam will be professionally cut to any shape and size depending on your piece of furniture.  All measurements and fittings will be carried out free of charge by our expert home consultants.

  • New foam cushions can make your sofa look brand new
  • Adds extra comfort
  • New foam cushions will help prolong the life of your furniture
  • Foam cushions are cost effective

For a FREE re-upholstery quote simply fill in details or call us for more help –  Tel: 01875 898306

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History of Traditional Upholstery

Traditional upholstery is a craft which evolved over centuries for padding and covering chairs, seats and sofas, before the development of sewing machines, synthetic fabrics and plastic foam. Using a solid wood or webbed platform, it can involve the use of springs, lashings, stuffings of animal hair, grasses and coir, wools, hessians, scrims, bridle ties, stuffing ties, blind stitching, […] The post History of Traditional Upholstery appeared first on Advanced...

Traditional upholstery is a craft which evolved over centuries for padding and covering chairs, seats and sofas, before the development of sewing machines, synthetic fabrics and plastic foam. Using a solid wood or webbed platform, it can involve the use of springs, lashings, stuffings of animal hair, grasses and coir, wools, hessians, scrims, bridle ties, stuffing ties, blind stitching, top stitching, flocks and wadding all built up by hand.

In the Middle Ages, domestic interiors were becoming more comfortable and upholstery was playing an important part in interior decoration. The decorations consisted mainly of what we would now consider as “soft furnishings”, though there were simple platforms of webbing, canvas or leather for stools, chairs and elaborately decorated coverings that already demonstrated the rudimentary beginnings of upholstered furniture. By the beginning of the 17th century chair seats were being padded, but this form of upholstery was still fairly basic. All sorts of stuffings from sawdust, grass, feathers, to deer, goat or horsehair were used, although in England the Livery Company forbade the use of goat and deer hair and imposed fines for misdemeanors. The stuffing was heaped on a wooden platform and held in place with a decorative top fabric and nails. This produced a simple dome shape sloping towards the seat. Only towards the end of the 17th century did upholsterers start to develop the techniques that would distribute and shape the stuffing into more controlled shapes. Curled horsehair was being used more consistently for stuffing that was easier to hold in place with stitches in twine that were developed from saddlery techniques. Thus layers of stuffing could be distributed evenly and secured to stay in place. On a basic level, squab cushions were made more stable by using tufting ties. Stuffed edge rolls appeared on seat fronts providing support for cushions to be retained and later for deeper stuffing to be held in place under a fixed top cover.

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Why Reupholstering Can Bring New Life To Your Soft Furnishings

  Do you have a favourite chair? Or a comfortable sofa that’s been the gathering place for a couple of generations in your family?  We know that they’re just pieces of furniture in theory, but there’s more to it than that.  They become part of family life in a way that other furniture doesn’t. When […] The post Why Reupholstering Can Bring New Life To Your Soft Furnishings appeared first on Advanced...

 

Do you have a favourite chair? Or a comfortable sofa that’s been the gathering place for a couple of generations in your family?  We know that they’re just pieces of furniture in theory, but there’s more to it than that.  They become part of family life in a way that other furniture doesn’t. When your armchair of sofa is starting to look a bit tired or is losing its stuffing, it can be tempting to send it to the tip. The good news is, you don’t have to if you don’t want to.  Reupholstering a favourite piece of furniture can bring new life to your soft furnishings.  Here’s why we think you should consider it.

It’s built to last

If you’ve had your armchair or sofa for many years, it’s likely to be good quality.  Everything has become more disposable in the last 20 years and furniture is no exception.  If you decide to buy a brand new replacement for your old chair you could find yourself having to buy again in just a few short years.  Either that, or you need to seek out an artisan furniture maker who will charge accordingly.

By reupholstering your existing furniture you can save money and benefit from high quality workmanship for another 20 years or more.

Change the style

Maybe your old sofa is still perfectly comfortable, but you’re just tired of it.  It could be beginning to look a bit shabby but there’s nothing really wrong with it.  Either that, or it’s an heirloom piece that your grandparents bought in the 1980s. They passed it on to you for your first house and somehow you’ve never got round to replacing it.

If you’ve got a comfortable chair or sofa, or one with a classic shape, reupholstering can help you to make the most of it.  You can keep the style and change the look. That could mean changing the colour to fit it with new decoration or getting rid of some outdated chintzy fabric.  We offer a range of prestigious fabrics that include tartans, tweeds and silks that give a timeless feel.  A new chair or sofa designed using these types of fabrics will come with a high price tag.  By reupholstering you can create a design classic for a fraction of the cost.

Save the planet

We know that when you’re thinking about your home décor design is probably your main consideration.  However there are other, wider issues to think about as well.  Recent research has shown that around 1.6 million tonnes of furniture gets sent to landfill sites in the UK each year.  The researchers found that around half of that could have been reused.  Some of that has to do with labelling – an older piece of furniture might not have the right fire safety label to allow it to be sold on.

By choosing to reupholster you could be helping to reduce the amount of rubbish that gets buried each year.  Creating new furniture has an environmental impact in terms of resources, particularly wood, as well as in transport and manufacturing emissions.  By contrast, the materials you use to reupholster a piece of furniture are more environmentally friendly and are often recycled.

By reupholstering you could find yourself bringing new life to a favourite piece of furniture and helping to save the planet as well.  If you’d like to find out more about transforming your furniture by reupholstering, get in touch. We offer a really easy way to get a re-upholstery quote by uploading an image of your piece of furniture.

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