Learn how to make the most of your furniture with this comprehensive guide to upholstery. Find out how to choose second hand pieces of furniture and flea market bargains to turn into beautiful pieces of furniture to be proud of. Whether you're an absolute beginner or already have some experience of upholstery you will find this an invaluable resource for future projects. Easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions explain all the essential upholstery techniques, from covering buttons to stripping and upholstering entire chairs. Build your skills at your own pace, with advice on the basics such as choosing materials and tools for the job and estimating yardage, as well as more complex upholstering techniques. It features invaluable advice on what to look for when buying second hand furniture, teaching you what's fixable and what's not as well as how to avoid costly mistakes by choosing the right stitches, techniques and textiles for the job.