DIY Upholstery and Slipcover--I Did It!!
Here is a quick glimpse to show you what I've been up to (step-by-step tutorial will come, someday). This is my very first ever attempt at sewing / reupholstery...AND? I didn't know how to sew until now. Proof that it CAN be done yourself...even with a beginner's sewing machine with poor consumer reviews.
1). As you disassemble your original fabric, take lots of pictures and take notes, too! Kind of like dropping bread crumbs in the woods so you can find your way back and reassemble the puzzle in chronological order.
2). Buy or borrow an air compressor / staple gun. Craft staplers were not strong enough for tightly-pulled fabric to stay in place. Power tools, baby! And don't be afraid to touch up with a glue gun. Be resourceful :)
3). Cut fabric slightly larger than your template (based on my own lessons learned).
More to come!!
Oh, and P.S. I'm wrapping up another project too...