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Old 05-07-2010, 03:31 PM
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Tufting an antique fainting couch?

Dan,

That's a perfect illustration on how to seam a hide into the Diamond Pattern. Once seamed according to the diamond pattern + 1/2" allowance on left and right sides, would I trim off that excess leather (make it a very tight seam)?

It seems like a large seam would add bulk to the folds, especially leather, but I certainly see how we could hide it in the folds now.

I'm looking for some backing material for the foam right now. I think this needs to be substantial, yet flexible since it will lay on top of the springs for the couch and require enough resistance to oppose the button tension.

Any suggestions on a sturdy enough material?

-thanks again

-ray