Knowing how to reupholster furniture or make new loose covers can help you save a small fortune! This section has some useful tutorials, patterns and projects to help you get started. While we have not included any hard-core upholstery projects here (we have restricted our selection to only projects were sewing skills are used), you will find lots of ways to add new covers to your chairs and sofas and to give them a new lease of life.
A chair or sofa that is beginning to look a bit worn and a bit tired can be given a whole new look with a new cover. Find ideas here for making covers for a variety of furniture items.
We have hundreds more free sewing projects which will show you how to make things for your home, including lamp shade sewing projects, mats and rug and much more!
If you're enjoying the weather for outdoor living, this might be an interesting sewing tutorial that shows how to make reversible cushions for outdoor…
Added 15 June, 2013
This is a handy idea if you've got bench seats outside that are exposed to the elements and the birds. Rather than having to wash them down devery time…
Added 14 June, 2013
You'll need to pay a trip to the hardware store for this sewing project, but if you're looking forward to lazy summer days on the porch or in the garden,…
Added 25 May, 2013
This striking pouf will add a splash of color to any room and will be perfect for kids, as a footstool or occasional seating when you've a few extra visitors.…
Added 25 April, 2013
This is a great sewing project to make a good looking and comfy bean bag that will be perfect for kids or occasional use. There's a diagram that shows…
Added 27 February, 2013
These are attractive simply styled beanbag poufs that will look equally good in traditional and contemporary spaces. There's no need to download a sewing…
Added 9 January, 2013
Here's a good looking circular bean bag for you to make that will be both comfortable and a stylish addition to any room. There are full instructions…
Added 9 January, 2013
This is a simple piece that describes how to revitalize a chair by recovering the cushions - this is based on using an IKEA chair, but could translate…
Added 9 September, 2012