Any type of upholstery can be made more elegant with trimming. We also offer upholstery trimming services. However, you may still complete this project on your own by purchasing a trim from a fabric store. You only need basic sewing skills and materials to complete this task. Follow the below instructions for trimming upholstery.
- Determine the dimensions of the upholstery
Determine the dimensions of the upholstery you wish to trim. For your pillows, each side can be measured. Determine the length of the drapery’s bottom or other desired location for the trim.
- Reduce Your Trim
Your pom-pom or fringe can be cut according to your measurements. You can tuck the surplus upholstery beneath the drape to create a completed edge for upholstered items such as curtains.
- Stitch the Trim to the Edge of the Upholstery
For stitching trim, it is preferable to use a sewing machine rather than your hands. Alternately, you may apply a fabric glue. This is suitable when sewing skills are lacking or a sewing machine is unavailable.
For Nailhead Trim
- Determine the Length of your Nailhead Trim
For instance, if you want a nailhead trim line one inch up from the bottom of your sofa, you can measure it and then outline it with chalk.
- Align the Nailhead Molding
Utilize your marker while aligning. You can obtain nailhead trim in the form of a long ribbon that can be nailed into every fifth nail.
- Put the finishing touches on your nailhead trim
Use a rubber mallet to ensure that the trim is aligned with the marks before hammering it into place.
To use with Rick Rack and Flat Braid Trim
- Determine the Size of the Upholstery
Measure each side of the cushion and the length of the curtain.
- Trim the Rick Rack or Flat Braid to the Previously Determined Dimensions
You can add one or two inches to curtains so that the edge can be wrapped around the back for a more finished appearance.
- Attach the trim to the upholstery with glue
For this phase, a fabric glue can be used. Make sure to use glue sparingly, but use enough to create a strong line where the trim will go. Also, while applying the trim, push it down firmly. The upholstery must dry for 24 hours or according to the instructions for the fabric glue.