Diamond Tufting the fainting couch
Thanks so much for that last clarification. Yep, that's what I didn't get, the "depth" of the foam issue. Now it makes perfect sense! It's the last piece to this puzzel.
You're not kidding when you say leather hides are expensive - wow. I'm setting up a much safer test with cheap materials until I develop a skill at this long before I put any money into the hides. (even getting a supplier to zig, zag stitch a few hides together is outrageous).
Also, I like your tip on the button coverings. A synthetic material would be just as good and cut down cost and time.
I know it will be a lot of work, but dang will it look good if I can do it right and I will have learned a valuable skill in the process.
By the way, the Santa Sleigh looks great! My Mom's influence on me -- she would have loved to see something like that.
I'll hunt around for foam suppliers and there is an upholster's shop nearby, I may pay them a visit as well.
Thanks so much for your help and guidance