Sewing upholstery fabric


Old 06-02-11, 06:03 AM
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Sewing upholstery fabric

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I want to replace the two cushions on my couch with one long bench type cushion. I plan to use the fabric from the two cushions and sew them together to make one piece. My question is this: when I sew the two pieces together, should I use some kind of a reinforcement tape or strip of some kind on the center seam so it won't be apt to pull apart. I need suggestions as to the best type of reinforcement to use so it won't be bulky and any other helpful hints or tips.

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Old 06-02-11, 06:52 AM
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Just sew it two or three times and use a polyester thread, which is stronger.
The only problem I see is that a center seam isn't always pleasing to the eye. If it has a pattern, try and match it, if you can.

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