Upholstery takes skill, patience, an eye for design, and the right materials at your disposal. Whether for indoor or outdoor furniture, there are some essentials needed to get the job done. The following items are great for furniture repairs and replacements, commercial reupholster jobs, and custom pieces. They are used in a breadth of projects, including seating, chair cushions, sofas, slipcovers, carpeting, upholstered walls, automotive headliners, and boat interiors.
Below, we’ve listed the most commonly used upholstery supplies and tools that every upholstery professional should have in their workroom. Use the following upholstery checklist as a quick reference for your next shopping list.