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Use Spray Glue And Fabric To Cover Worn Upholstery

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Think of spray glue as a help with spiffing up your upholstery! My husband, the practical one, used spray glue to glue the tapestry placemats that I had decided to use as sort of antimacassars in a contrasting pattern (you know, they are those doily things on sofas, etc.) on a wing chair we had which had bad wear on the arms. Then later, we used the spray glue to hold on another piece of fabric on the seat cushion when it started to wear there. The fabric underneath is shot, anyway, so no harm done - and it does hold them in place!


By pamphyila from Los Angeles. CA

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By Ann (Guest Post)
September 19, 20070 found this helpful

What a great idea. Thanks

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

Sounds like a great idea! PLUS! ... You can sometimes buy tapestry style placemats at the dollar store!

---> For smaller holes, If the chair or couch is against a wall & has a Dust Ruffle, you can cut a piece of the matching fabric off & spray glue (or Elmer's glue) the fabric piece over the rip or burn. Some couches come with matching Pillows, one of these pillows can be sacrificed to make a matching arm cover for your worn furniture.

* For those who don't sew: You can buy strips of fusible web (it looks like white tape & is sometimes sold on a roll). This is simply ironed in between the sections of fabric you'd like to fuse... Fusible webbing tape is great for hemming jeans or patching kids clothes... And, it washes up fine!


* For those of you who don't own an Iron, use fabric glue to "Sew" instead... There are many brands available, just be sure to check the label to make sure the brand of fabric glue you buy can be washed, dried (in the dryer) & dry-cleaned. I like the brand that's clear & in a clear bottle... You'll know it when you see it. You can buy it at Walmart in the "Art's & Crafts" section or at Craft or Fabric stores.

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