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Hole in the Sofa

Added Jun 13, 2010

by norskie

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When a hole got worn in the seat of the sofa I decided to try and fix it with another color of fabric. Unfortunately, the sofa was so glued together that it would be a major project to try and get to the insides of it. I decided to cheat. I took off the braid and opened the seams on the front and then I placed the piece of fabric over the seat and sewed it by hand as far back as I could reach on the back and sides. I then sewed up the seam on the front again with the new fabric on top of the old. I am pretty pleased with the results.

Material Notes

Upholstery fabric, thread and upholstery needle.




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    Jul 7, 2012, 07.56 AMby leokadia

    Respekt! eine ganz tolle Arbeit und ich weiß, wie die Hände am Ende weh tun.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 06.32 PMby tamezdc

    Congratulations! It looks like a professional did it!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 04.58 PMby gray

    I bet your fingers hurt!! Did you try different sized needles? I have a funny feeling for upholstery sewing, I think I think (correct me if I am wrong) they use a long curved needle and some odd finger gloves of leather for grip and so you don’t get such sore paws. But quite honeslty looks fantastic!! Good choice in fabric.

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      Jun 15, 2010, 06.15 AMby norskie

      I borrowed a curved upholstery needle from a friend. Our little local store didn’t have any. I had no gloves so therefore the sore fingers! It takes a bit of getting used to, sewing with a curved needle.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 09.11 AMby nessys

    This is a lovely sofa – and well done on the repairs!

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      Jun 15, 2010, 06.18 AMby norskie

      Thanks, I bought it at an auction in 2001. I believe it is from the 1880’s or 1890’s. When it was first reupholstered the man who did it found several old fashioned hat or hair pins that had fallen inside of it.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 04.07 AMby 5294sandras

    Great job – your effort paid off!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 09.09 PMby gray

    wow!! Doctor Gadget eat your hear out. Nice job!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 09.44 PMby norskie

      Thanks! My fingers were really sore after I was done!

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