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General Discussion / New ideas old craftsmanship
Last post by BCKC - March 19, 2021, 05:29:30 pm
Hey all you fabulous crafters!
Yes been a bitand I'm in the shadows and have watched quietly some come and some go🥺
Quite amazing to see the wonderful work but I have noticed a fall off in this last few year with the shut down of some states...
I have a question?
Are you bringing your prices down or keeping the same as of 2020?
I personally have gone up as to the higher cost of (everything) and see no slow on demand... quality is high priority but given the list as of lately I see a turn down in quality of supplies. How do you measure quality of what your putting out and quality of supplies?
The "JUNK" Room / Re: The Big Green Monster
Last post by Pelesuelm78 - March 11, 2021, 12:56:58 am
I hate going over the rub rail. We use water stop/stop leak stuff and it's really useless trying to snap up under stuff. The gasket gets in the way of the snap, etc. This top was cursed from the get-go WATER PRESSURE PUMPS. Everybody involved f*@ked it up a little (me too). It's about 70% perfect which is why the fearless leader is making him a new one. We lost the wow effect so I guess we start over. When he says tarp, I say whereat!
How to Use This Forum / Re: How to upholster interior ...
Last post by Inger-in-Norway - January 19, 2021, 03:47:54 am
Hi, Have you checked out the How-to section of this website? You may find some help here:
How to Use This Forum / How to upholster interior sunv...
Last post by Chronamyd - January 18, 2021, 09:43:21 am
I am attempting to upholster my 54 chev belair sunvisors. What is the proper procedure. Thanks chronamyd
General Discussion / Need Help with Assembly
Last post by Red - January 07, 2021, 05:50:30 pm
Hi, Newbie here!  I took apart a goose neck platform rocker years ago.  I took notes, photos.  I'm starting to work on it now and have nothing on where this spring goes.  Does it go on the bottom seat cushion or the back cushion?
The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Starting a new upholstery ...
Last post by Inger-in-Norway - November 30, 2020, 12:00:06 am
Hi, try this link: It leads to a page on this site, but it seems the navigation button 'How-to' has not been updated yet.
On that page, scroll down below the first video, and you will find some tips on how to run your own business.
The Business Of Upholstery / Starting a new upholstery busi...
Last post by upbuis - November 28, 2020, 05:00:57 pm

The link above shows how to estimate future revenue.  The thing is, I can't get past step 1.  I google it and I get cruise liner upholstery and that is not what I am looking for.  I am talking about the small mom and pop shops.  This information is probably not out there in a nice report but if anyone had anything that could point me in the right direction that would be helpful.  Thanks!
General Discussion / Re: Digital Patterning Article...
Last post by Ken - October 15, 2020, 08:15:54 am
Is there any other places other than facebook for this?
General Discussion / Stitching 14 oz Polywoven viny...
Last post by Ken - October 15, 2020, 07:08:39 am
Hi before I cut into my 14 oz polywoven vinyl I am just seeking advice on doing the seams. I see most are het sealed seams for industrial curtains. If there is a method of seaming these for curtains I would like to know before I start sttiching. SO far I am planning on using a tx 138 thread and the longest stitch lengh I can on my machine with a 1" seam. Grommets will be attached at top to have from a sliding rod of some sort. 

Thank you
The Business Of Upholstery / Looking for a Marine Canvas /U...
Last post by alfredsupholstery - September 18, 2020, 12:23:10 pm

Alfred's Upholstery & CO. is a growing, family-owned company with 23 years in business in Maine. Alfred's is in the heart of the Alfred village and is a leading manufacturer in Maine's marine upholstery industry. We are looking to add a Marine Canvas/Upholstery Technician to our team to support overall growth and maintain the high demand workload.

At Alfred's, we pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our work and striving to exceed our customer's expectations. We are looking for someone with these same ideals who is interested in a long-term career; someone that truly takes pride in their work & enjoys a setting where you have a new focus weekly and sometimes daily. The right candidate must be an enthusiastic self-starter, enjoy working independently, be willing and able to learn new techniques, have high attention to detail and quality, have a sense of urgency in their efforts, and embrace switching gears as needed.

•   Forethought to plan and lay out a job
•   Templating and pattern making
•   Following design specifications
•   Ability to use both hand and power tools
•   Able to lift at least 50 pounds
•   Skills that are highly advantageous: industrial sewing machine experience, marine industry experience, upholstery experience, ability to calculate accurate yardage and foam usage

•   Paid time off
•   Holiday Pay
•   Personal/ Sick Time

Starting Pay:
$25 per hour, commiserate with experience.
Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $25 per hour

Interested candidates, please send resume and cover letter to with the job title as the subject of the email.
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