Remember the not-so-vintage bench I was going to reupholster in the spotted leather? I finished it before we went on vacation. I used my favorite corner method and thought I’d share. It’s an easy approach.
First I laid out the hide to figure out the pattern placement.
Once all four edges have been stapled (don’t forget to pull very tight!), it’s time to tackle the corners. There are a few different ways to approach corners, but this way there are almost no folds or bunching (which is tricky especially with thicker fabric and leathers).
You just bring the fabric or leather together in the corner and run staples in lines on either side of the fabric, at a 45 degree angle. Leave about an inch or so loose without staples near the outside edge of the corner.
Using heavy duty scissors, cut the fabric or leather very close to the staples, but stop cutting right at the corner.
Then pull the flap very tight and lay it down and staple it on top of the other staples you put in at a 45 degree angle.
If you have been pulling tight the whole time, the flap will lay very flat and the corner will be very smooth and professional looking.
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