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How to Make Cuts Around a Leg

One of the techniques to master when learning how to upholster is how to correctly make cuts around legs.

Marking where to cut
Make a mark where to cut

When making a cut around the leg on the front of a chair the first thing to do is to locate the intersection of the front rail and the leg.

Next mark with chalk at an angle up to the intersection of the front rail and the leg where the cut will be made, as
shown above.

Making the cut
Making the cut

Then cut along the chalk line up to the intersection of
the front rail and leg.

Tacking fabric in place
Pull fabric and tack in place

Stretch the fabric under the front rail and tack in place.

Follow the same procedure on the other side of the leg. Complete details on how to make cuts around a leg are available in our How to Upholster Furniture ebook.

These are some examples of illistrations found in
our ebook,
How to Upholster Furniture.

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