Applying Polyurethane Foam with Fabric Backing to Soften a Rigid Upholstered Piece

Polyurethane Foam with Fabric Backing (often called sew foam or scrim foam) can be used in a variety of upholstery applications. In this video demonstration we will be gluing it to a wooden pedestal which will help give this ridged and rough wooden form a pleasing soft uniform look when the vinyl fabric cover is pulled over it and stapled in place.

Hem Construction Techniques – How to Finish a Fabric Edge

Hem Construction Techniques Video shows how to finish raw edges and give any sewing project a clean, professional look. Add webbing, grommets, snaps, or binding to sewing projects with the helpful tips in this video. By demonstrating 10 different hem techniques, this video covers the basics of common hem applications. Watch the whole video or jump right to the relevant chapter. Hem Construction Techniques video chapters: 0:46 Single Hem 1:43 Single Hem with Webbing 4:49 Rolled Edge 5:47 Double Hem 10:32 Binded Edge 11:05 Binded Edge with Webbing 12:33 Edge with Facing 13:17 Taped Edge (for tarps or trampolines) 15:20 Hem with Drawstring Sleeve 17:42 Hem with Awning Rope 19:08 Tip for Sewing Long Hems or Seams

How to Install Hidem Gimp

Watch how hidem gimp is installed on the bottom side of a cushion that is stapled to a backer board and on a helm seats base frame to protect the upholstered vinyl. Hidem gimp is a marine quality vinyl fabric that is folded and sewn to itself along both long edges to create a beautiful trim which hides the staples it is secured with.

How to Make a Powerboat Aft Bench Cushion

In this tutorial video we will show you how to reupholster a powerboats aft bench cushion. This bench cushion hinges back to revel storage below. The cushion has a vinyl fabric cover which covers the foam then the vinyl fabric is stapled to a backer board. To reupholster this cushion we will cut and replace the old foam then a new cover will be made from marine quality vinyl seating fabric from Sailrite. We will also cover the underside of the backer board to give it a finished look. Order supplies and tools at: http://www.sailrite.com How to Make a Powerboat Aft Bench Cushion Chapters: Removing Old Upholstered Fabric – 0:54 min Patterning & Cutting New Foam – 3:44 min Patterning Top Plate Sections – 6:00 min Sewing French Seam – 11:01 min Sewing Channeling Fabric – 15:03 min Sewing Prefabricated Piping – 20:35 min Making & Sewing Boxing – 23:38 min Preparing the Backer Board & Installing the Cover – 30:14 min Hiding Staples – 36:16 min Materials List – 38:54 min

How To Make a Quick and Easy Box Cushion

You can quickly and easily make box cushions following this DIY tutorial. There is no faster way to make a cushion cover and still get gorgeous results. Follow this 7 step process and you too will be making cushions in less than 60 minutes each. Order supplies and tools from: http://www.sailrite.com How To Make a Quick and Easy Box Cushion Chapters: Measuring & Cutting Foam – 1:00 min Cutting Bottom Plate – 2:39 min Sewing Zipper to Bottom Plate – 5:14 min Cutting Top Plate with Facing – 9:04 min Sewing Assembly Together – 14:05 min Inserting Foam – 17:21 min Materials List – 19:11 min

How to Re-upholster a Truck Seat

Nothing sets off an upholstery job better than a French seam. A French seam (Double Top Stitch) is often found in luxury vehicles and boat upholstery. Often used when sewing panels of leather, faux leather or vinyl seating fabric together. Combined with thick thread a French seam will make your next upholstery project really look great. Get noticed, consider using French seams!

How to Reupholster an Armchair

In this video we will be reupholstering this armchair with brand new decorative fabric from Sailrite to bring it back to life and give it an updated fabulous new look. The process may seem daunting, but it really is not too difficult, especially after watching this video. Every step will be clearly shown, so if you can do a little sewing and use a staple gun. Chances are you can also reupholster a chair. This tutorial video will show reupholstering the frame with new fabric. A second video will show pattering and sewing the chair’s top and back cushions. Purchase fabric and supplies at: http://www.sailrite.com How to Reupholster an Armchair Chapters: • Evaluating the Chair – 0:50 min • Removing Old Upholstered Fabric – 2:16 min • Patterning & Installing: Deck – 14:43 min Inside Arm – 42:16 min Inside Back – 01:01:22 min Outside Arms – 01:07:07 min Outside Back – 01:14:07 min Front Arm Stump Panel – 01:24:02 min • Making Piping – 01:30:20 min • Applying Piping – 01:35:09 min • Applying Dust Cover – 01:41:15 min • Fastening Front Arm Stump Panel – 01:43:00 min • Materials List – 01:45:15 min

How to Sew a French Seam / Double Top Stitch

Nothing sets off an upholstery job better than a French seam. A French seam (Double Top Stitch) is often found in luxury vehicles and boat upholstery. Often used when sewing panels of leather, faux leather or vinyl seating fabric together. Combined with thick thread a French seam will make your next upholstery project really look great. Get noticed, consider using French seams!

Learning to Sew Part 2: How to Stitch

In Part 2 of Sailrite’s Learning to Sew Series, you will learn how to sew basic stitches. Watch and learn how to set up your machine to sew, sew a curve, sew in reverse and how to turn corners.