Five Easy Upholstery Projects for Beginners

Looking for good upholstery projects for beginners?

If you are a newbie to this upholstery business, don’t worry! We have scoured the length and breadth of the internet (okay, mostly Pinterest) to bring you five of the best (and easy!) upholstery projects for beginners.

1. Cushion Cover Tutorial – South West Upholstery
Not to blow our own trumpet but we think our cushion cover tutorial is a great way to start your upholstery journey. Experiment with different shapes, sizes, piping, zips, or whatever you’d like to make it your own!

2. Upholster your dining chairs – South West Upholstery
Oh, would you look at that! It’s one of ours again. This time it’s a few pointers on how to upholster your dining chair bases in a few simple steps.

3. Upholster your headboard – Young House Love
Perhaps you’d like to turn your attention to a bedroom on the house? Why not give this simple headboard upholstery tutorial a go? If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try making a tufted (buttoned) headboard following this tutorial from Homemade by Carmona.

4. DIY Reupholstered Footstool – Alice & Lois
Beautifully photographed and clearly explained, follow this tutorial on upholstering a footstool for an upholstery project for a rainy afternoon.

5. Boxed Cushion – Design Sponge
Last but definitely by no means least, if you’re handy with a sewing machine why not try this boxed cushion tutorial? If you don’t feel quite so confident with a sewing machine, maybe now it the time to give it a go!

Still not sure?

Maybe none of these tickled your fancy? Take a look at our Pinterest board for further inspiration. We’d love to hear from you if you’ve given any of these tutorials ago – pop us a photo of your work if you’d like! you can even Tweet it to us or send it on Facebook if that’s easier!