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  • Spiral-bound: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International; Spi edition (1 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589233298
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589233294
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 1.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Over its lifetime, "SINGER[registered] Upholstery Basics" has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, "SINGER[registered] Upholstery Basics Plus" is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch, items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large colour photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart.

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Steve Cone is a professional upholsterer. He has also taught upholstery classes at a technical college for many years. He has written articles on upholstery techniques for Upholstery Journal magazine. Since creating SINGER Upholstery Basics, Steve has been using the book as the textbook for his classes.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By syrie1 on 24 Jan 2013
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Great photos, great step by step instructions and great introduction to tools but assumes throughout that reader is quick learner or has previous knowledge. A great book for my upholstery 'library'.
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A good explanation of how to do the job properly. Lots of pictures and spiral binding so it lies open are very useful too. Hooray!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Heap on 28 July 2014
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Good ideas
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Buy this book and learn how to upholster most furniture. 21 Jan 2010
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Spiral-bound
As a master furniture upholsterer and upholstery teacher, this book is the best book I have found on basic upholstery. The book is good enough that I use it as an out line for my upholstery classes. My students are very happy with the information and layout of the book and find it very helpful. If you want to learn the basics of furniture upholstery, this is it. It is the same as Singer Upholstery Basics but with some extras that are helpful. Buy it, follow it, and you have made a good start in upholstery.

Book takes you from uncovering your project to fabric layout, to tools to padding. A very very good book.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I am going to reupholster the crap out of my furniture 28 Sep 2010
By J. Edmunds - Published on Amazon.com
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I have several giant re-upholstery projects planned. My eyes are probably bigger than my stomach here, but I'm going to give it a shot. I'm going to slowly purchase the recommended tools. There's a great tool list at the beginning of the book and I'm keeping it in my truck so that I have it on me when I run to the home improvement store to get the items one at a time.

The book goes over the tools, materials used in upholstery, and the basics of how to accomplish it. It goes over how to do reupholstering of antiques (using natural fibers, etc.), and how to make minor repairs to the frame. It's fairly comprehensive. I wouldn't say that you could go into business after reading the book, but the average person should be able to reupholster a basic chair with the help of this book. I imagine the more that you do it the better you'll get so that you'll be able to tackle larger projects and furniture over time.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Move over, Martha! 5 Oct 2009
By Artistic soul - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is beautiful; I can't wait to tackle those chairs. Instructions are clear; the tools are thoroughly explained for a novice; the pictures make me believe they'll be calling me soon from the do-it-yourself TV shows. So many upholstery how-to's seem musty to me, very over-my-head and I didn't know they made couches that way since Grandma died. The Singer book chooses current styles and materials. I have three projects already.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Don't get Kindle version...otherwise Great!! 23 Jun 2013
By C. Crump - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the kindle version so I could get started reading right away. It was horrible because the photos and text aren't together and the book is written assuming you can see the text and images simultaneously. For example, you will often see instructions like, "follow steps 1-3 on page 47" which is very hard to follow on the kindle because the page sizes are so much smaller the numbering is different, and you can't see the images it references to.

The book itself is awesome though. I went ahead and orderer the spiral bound paper copy and love it!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Best 'how too' book ever! 1 Feb 2011
By Belly - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're trying to chose just one upholstery book, than this is the one you want. It is without a doubt the best how-too book i have ever purchased, and i must have 50 on assorted subjects!

Each step of the step by step instructions has its own photo illistration,not a hard to understand sketch.

I did motor trimming at TAFE about a million years ago and i can honestly say that it's also 100% accurate. There are no weird ways of doing things, everything was simply explained. It made everything so easy. It was just what i need to refresh my memory.

I can't recommend it highly enough. Even for the most unknowledgable beginner.
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