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Patent Vinyl Upholstery Ideas

Posted by Slabs On December - 17 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Patent vinyl gives off a nice sheen that allows the fabric to make an item stand out. This is why it is used for shoes, handbags, leggings, and skirts. It draws the attention toward that item. Patent vinyl is used in replace of genuine leather not only because it is more animal friendly, but also because it is so versatile.patent vinyl fabric.

The same concept that designers are going for with using patent vinyl for clothing can be used in home and office decorating. The look of the vinyl will draw the eye towards that item and that section of the room.

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Other decoration options can be created with vinyl bedding, sofas, place mats, shower curtains, pillows, and a lot more. Because patent vinyl is so versatile, it can be turned in to any object you desire.

An upholstered patent vinyl sofa creates a great key piece for a room. Since it is such a large piece of furniture, the sofa is typically the first thing you notice when you walk in to a living room or office. Therefore, you want it to be a strong piece that does not have to be hidden behind blankets or pillows, even though those add a nice touch.
If you already have a great couch or you don’t want a vinyl one, an accent chair in vinyl is another great direction to go. Vinyl comes in a broad range of colors which means you could have a neutral colored couch and a vibrant chair to contrast it.

Patent vinyl can be incorporated in the bedroom as well with a covered headboard or used to make decorative pillows on the bed. In the kitchen, vinyl can be used as easy-to-clean placemats. The bathroom can also be decorated with vinyl in the form of a shower curtain.

Vinyl can be used to be accent pieces in the home like pillows and curtains or it can be used to be the spotlight piece like a couch or armchair. Wherever you put it, vinyl can make a room unique and stylish.

How to Repair Vinyl Chair Video Review

Posted by Slabs On December - 3 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

This vinyl chair repair video opens with a nice shot of the outside of the shop.  It turns an ordinary how-to video on YouTube in to something similar to what you might see on TV.  The next shot sequence in the video gets right to it with a close up of the damaged chair cushion being taken apart.  There isn’t much of an introduction.

The video does a great job of having close ups when needed and having a clear view of what steps are being taken.  The close ups of the work being done on the imitation leather fabric are great.  It is easy to see what is going on and you get a clear idea of what to do.  However, there is not much talking; it almost seems as if the man is talking to himself and not to the viewer.  There are a lot of how-to videos that don’t have talking in them, but usually, when there is no talking done by the instructor, there is some other form of instruction to make sure the viewer gets what is going on.  The video is great for a visual learner, but there could be more verbal instruction on how to upholster the cushion.   If the person did not want to talk in the video, a slide in between shots could be added with written instruction on what to do to repair the damaged chair cushion.

It’s also great that there is music in the background, but it might have been better if it was added to the video afterwards so that it was a little clearer to hear for those watching the video to enjoy it, too.

The slide with the website name at the end was a nice finish to the video.  Overall, it was a strong how-to video but it would be helpful for either written or verbal instruction as well.

Matte Vinyl / Faux Leather Upholstery Ideas

Posted by Slabs On November - 19 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Leather can make any room look complete, but a piece of furniture made from genuine leather can cost more than your carefully planned budget allows. A way around this is to reupholster an old piece of furniture yourself using faux leather that you can buy at most fabric stores. This allows you to have the perfect leather piece that you want for the room that is unique and relatively inexpensive. It also lets you turn an old piece in to something that looks brand new.

​Two of the smallest ways you can incorporate leather furniture in a room is through a great foot stool or storage ottoman. The footstool can be as simple as these with the strip of leather fabric stretched across the frame of the stool. It is simple and allows for you to fold it up and store it away when not in use. The ottoman is also great; a lot of them can function as an extra place to store items as well. Both the stool and the ottoman could be neutrals or they could bring in a nice accent color to the room with a brighter color.

​For a bigger faux leather upholstery project, an armchair is a classic for any living room or family room. The great thing about having a piece of furniture upholstered yourself is that you can have a variety of options that you may not be able to choose from in the store. As shown here, you can have a straight backed chair with smooth leather or you can have a chair that lets you sink in to the quilted leather. Dyed leather, as displayed with the red leather chair, can bring another set of options for you to choose from.

​A lot of people forget that there are other options to choose from when you cannot find the piece of furniture that you had in mind at the store. Reupholstering old furniture allows you to choose the style of the furniture and the type of leather you want. In the end, you get a great piece of furniture that is sure to stand out in a room.

Upholstery Vinyl Sewing Tips

Posted by Slabs On November - 5 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

sewing vinyl upholstery fabricOnce you have the basic sewing techniques down, you can pretty much sew anything. However, there are sometimes when you do not want to jump right in and start sewing on a large piece of fabric. These times are typically going to be when you have specialty fabrics such as satin, lace, or any of the thicker upholstery fabrics. For these, you will want to practice on a smaller sample of the fabric just to make sure you have the hang of it. While it may seem tedious, it will save you the trouble of tearing out stitches later because the fabric was snagging on the needle or the thread broke. It will save you time later if you take the time at the beginning to practice.

There is a certain way for sewing vinyl versus sewing cotton or chiffon. For starters, you definitely want to practice on a small piece of vinyl fabric. Any marks made in vinyl are going to stay there; there’s no way to get them out. Even those tiny holes made from pins are going to show. This is why you do not want to have to rip out a seam or re-pin your vinyl fabric; all those mistakes will show. Practicing will get you used to the feel of sewing vinyl.

You will be able to tell from practicing sewing the vinyl that it is a heavier material. If you have never sewn vinyl before, you will learn right away from practicing that you will need heavier pins and needles. The lighter pins and needles will work but you will end up breaking more than a few of them. Heavy quilting pins work better if you feel the need to pin (remember, the holes are permanent). If you do pin, keep the pins within the seam allowance so the holes don’t show in the finished piece. Needles that are used to sew leather will also work with vinyl.

If you are using a sewing machine, an industrial machine will give you an easier time than a machine that is typically used just for mending at home. Make sure to oil the machine before every use and place tissue paper under the vinyl when sewing to help make the sewing process smoother.

Upholstery ideas for vinyl fabric

Posted by Slabs On August - 18 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

When it comes to durable, versatile material for upholstery, patent vinyl and plastic fabric offer furniture designers and hobbyists a host of possibilities.  Patent vinyl and plastic fabric can be fabricated in any color or pattern, as well in a large variety of textures, and are one of the most affordable and widely available upholstery materials on the marketplace today.

Unlike wool, nylon and other materials, patent vinyl and plastic fabric rarely cause an allergic reaction, making them some of the best upholstery materials for medical and educational facilities, as well as households in which one or more family members suffers from allergies.  In addition, they are extremely easy to clean, making patent vinyl and plastic fabric attractive upholstery options for bar and restaurant furniture, and furniture for public places such as airports and government buildings.  In addition, patent vinyl is often used in the form of faux leather as an animal-friendly option that still provides the look and feel of real leather.

Vinyl fabric used for bar stools and chairs.Patent vinyl is extremely well suited for restaurant booths and bar furniture, as it strongly resembles leather and offers the same strength and durability without the extensive upkeep leather requires.  Many restaurants and bars opt for the classic red we all associate with a traditional Mom & Pop’s diner.  A classic red with bold stitching offers a comfortable yet bold look for a restaurant booth, and the thickness of the patent vinyl allows for firm seat bolstering.

Bar stools in the same color offer the same feeling of comfort and stability, and form a visual invitation to customers to pull up at the bar and order something good.  For a more modern look, a lighter color such as a lime green, with more delicate stitching, offers a light hearted atmosphere for a cocktail bar or lunch room.  One of the main advantages to patent vinyl and plastic fabric is that one color can easily be combined with another, so it’s simple to create patterns for a unique and fun look.  Create stripes or diamond forms for chair seats and backs, and combine them with a chrome frame and table for a truly elegant look.

Patent vinyl and plastic fabric is also a favorite material for retro furniture.  The fifties were all about crazy colors, smooth curves and elegant design.  Iconic designs of the time have lost none of their appeal to today’s public, and both original 50s designs as well as reproductions can be seen in many homes, cafes, salons and stores today.

If you need to re-upholster original designs, you can order patent vinyl or plastic fabric in the same color, or choose another color for a different look.  Always remember to consult with your upholsterer before you choose a material and a color, to ensure the best possible results, as well as to maintain the value of original retro pieces.

The use of patent vinyl and plastic fabric in modern design and interior decorating has reached true creative heights in the past decades.  Furniture designers and interior decorators looking to combine both form and function with hypo-allergenic and durable materials have adopted patent vinyl and plastic fabric as one of the staples of their toolkits.  From ottomans and armchairs to children’s furniture and shower curtains, practically every piece of furniture is available in an innovative design that is both durable and affordable.

No matter whether you’re a hobbyist looking to restore a favorite chair, or a professional designer in search of the perfect material for a new design, patent vinyl and plastic fabric come in a wide range of textures and a rainbow of colors that can complement any interior while giving it a fresh, clean look.

Purchase upholstery fabric online

Posted by Slabs On March - 26 - 20102 COMMENTS

The web caters to every need possible, from obtaining loans to purchasing a brand new pair of shoes. Dealers, sellers and buyers find it easy to purchase and sell practically anything online.  You don’t have to drive all the way to the store to get that upholstery fabric you’ve always wanted for your living room sofa.

Purchasing online is as easy as counting from one to three plus the prices are usually cheaper than what retail stores have to offer.

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Here are a few pointers to follow before you give out credit card details online. Always make sure that the site where you are considering purchasing upholstery fabric is an eligible and trustworthy business. How? Simply read previous buyer’s comments on the comment page or better yet, use trustworthy search engine optimized sites such as Yahoo, MSN, or Google.

After finding the site that holds all the options for the fabric you want, it is a good idea to check their policies and procedures.  Is there a restocking fee, can you order samples, how much is shipping, and what are the shipping options and delivery times?

It is vital to always check the quality of the item you will be purchasing. Every item shown will include details about the product and sometimes a quality rating that is described by a quantity of stars. If you want to purchase fabric for a basement bar or for your first baby’s bedroom, then make sure you have two or better yet three definitive choices in the event that something may occur and the item you desire is not in stock or available.

Upholstery fabric may look different on hand than what you thought you saw online. Take note that pictures on the internet may vary due to lighting effects of the camera and your specific monitor. It is usually a good idea to order a swatch first.

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So before you jump onto the bandwagon of online purchasing, make sure you understand all the details and the issues involved.  Check out the sites policies and try to get a physical sample before making a big purchase.  We recommend MJTrends.com – they are a trustworthy and high quality site you can trust.

Gothic black vinyl

Posted by Slabs On March - 26 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Lately every individual you meet on the street just loves the color black, even on their nails.  Incorporating a black color theme in homes is a growing trend and something you may be interested in for yourself.

If you look up the word Goth in the dictionary it gives the following definition: a style of rock and punk with a mash up of the colors white, silver and black plus metal accessories.  Black is a versatile piece that goes with virtually any color and makes any room elegant.  Simply mix it up with music and metal and you get Goth. This theme is perfect for your teen’s room, a basement bar, music room, or even in your own living room if that’s your style.

So what fabrics and upholstery give off the feel of Goth? A simple black leather couch with metal embellishments could scream Goth but it doesn’t just end with the furniture. A complete décor includes the rug, window embellishments, floor, walls up to the smallest details such as the lamp, lamp shade, vase and even the ash tray.

Incorporate Goth decor in a bar and use lighting that elicits a rock and roll stage – think spotlights and colored bulbs.  Get posters of your favorite band and try to mix it up with a touch of elegance, such as black mixed with silver rather than white. The possibilities are endless.

Black leather is another great choice for Goth inspired upholstery and offers resistance to spills and stains and some can even be sunlight resistant. The same pointers apply to home decor when purchasing new items or updating the look of a room. It would be inappropriate if you placed a Gothic-looking couch in a preppy inspired pink and blue pastel colored room which is why it is important to stick to one theme in designing or updating a room.

As mentioned, black doesn’t have to be the sole color of the decoration used.  The colors may range from silver to white to gray as long as the colors blend, match, and mesh well with the color black to give the correct feel.

For those of you who wish to be different or are already different in the way you dress, speak or act, then try making even your home unique and quite different than the rest.  Your house gives detailed information about the person living in it.  Gothic inspired looks for a house scream out the characteristics of a person who wishes to be different but makes sure that their styles still speak classic and elegance.

Advantages of Vinyl Material

Posted by Slabs On March - 26 - 20102 COMMENTS

Are you looking to update your home? One way to freshen the look of your home is by simply updating the fabric your furniture is covered in. Changing the upholstery by modifying the fabric covering your furniture gives a great change to any boring old room. Nowadays everyone wants to save money and the most inexpensive way to go is by doing it yourself. Vinyl adds a look of freshness and easily updates that boring couch.

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Vinyl can totally transform the image of an old couch and freshen the look by giving it a shiny and glossy finish. In terms of function, vinyl is quite durable as a fabric used for upholstery since it is spill and stain resistant.

Unlike ordinary fabric used on ordinary sofas, vinyl does not absorb water which makes it great for upholstery especially if you have kids in the house who are prone to spilling. Vinyl does not fade easily like other fabrics when exposed to sunlight. If it happens that it does fade, simply buff it up and it will go back to its lively gloss finish.

Vinyl, also know as PVC, is glossy and non porous plus it is quite flexible providing for a range of uses which is why it is not only found in fabric upholstery but on table tops as well.

It is easily managed and does not need much maintenance when it comes to cleaning. Unlike ordinary fabric which you need to wash and rotate in cleanings, vinyl only needs buffing once in a month for it to get back its shine or glossy finish.

PVC has a lot of color choices to choose from. From an elegant black or pure white, there are a ton of options to select from to create a totally new look for your sofa or upholstery without having to spend much money.

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