Before we start, if you have not already entered, go HERE for the drawing of the Vintage Framed Paper doll. The drawing will be 9/1/2010
I was taking an upholstery class and the instructor had an accent. I kept hearing her raising her voice to the other students "Donotapull". When she got to me and said "Donatapull" I just stood back from the chair I was upholstering and that is when she grabbed the fabric.
"Donotapull" Now I understood!
You all know the first step. Staple one side of your fabric.
Now instead of pulling to make it tight.
Apply pressure and smooth it tightly from the stapled side to the other side.
Now all the way round the edge and staple.
This gives you the tightest fit. To see the difference, run your hand tightly and firmly over a chair or stool you have already recovered and you can see how tight it could could have been.
Remember, Do not pull.
Apply pressure and smooth.
This will give you the tightest and most professional look.
It will be much tighter than if you pulled and it will make sure that you do not have any uneven areas from pulling.
I took this $5.00 ugly duckling.
Painted it white and added a barkcloth cover.
Now, repeat after me "Donotapull"
I am linking up with Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party