The Little Upholstery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Artisan Upholstery

Shelly Miller Leer

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Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating! Expert Shelly Miller Leer, founder of HomeRoom and Upholstery Club and former writer and contributor for,, and many other online crafting communities uses her trademark fresh, casual teaching style to empower you with the confidence and skills to get started right away. These five projects have been mindfully designed to help the beginner build basic skills, learn techniques, and progressively take on more-complicated pieces. Six information-packed chapters cover upholstery concepts, terminology, tools, materials, and supplies, as well as advice on setting up an in-home shop or looking for shop space to lease. Beginning with simple projects like the Buttoned Down Blue Velvet Footstool and wrapping up with the Rockin' Moroccan Hanging Headboard, this step-by-step guide provides all you need to develop a new creative hobby, learn practical skills, or even start a business of your own.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 272 color images | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357428

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Shelly Miller Leer has been taking apart furniture and rebuilding it for over 20 years. Her familiar voice and easy-to-follow projects have worked their way through the hands of creators from novice to professional. Find her at and