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Furniture Upholstery

side chair and ottoman
upholstered chairs and ottoman
french chair with two fabrics
two antique wooden dining chairs
two antique wooden dining chairs
seattle tuffed armchair upholstered in velvet
1930s square armchair
deco channel back occasional chair
contemporary chair with contrast welting
1930s arm chair upholstered in floral tapestry
blue velvet wingback chair with nailhead trim
formal dining chairs upholstered in chenille
1940s low occasional chair with no cushion
contemporary french dining chair
french provincial dining room chairs

Furniture Upholstery & Reupholstery

blue chairblue chairChoose Upholstery Seattle to upholster chairs or reupholster sofas, loveseats, cushions, chaise longues or kitchen nooks.

When it's time to reupholster a priceless family heirloom or repair a treasured antique, trust Upholstery Seattle.

Call or email pictures of the furniture you want repaired or reupholstered. We'll provide you with a free estimate and some design ideas. If you're looking for fabric, stop by our upholstery showroom just north of the Ballard Bridge; you can select from literally hundreds of luxurious fabrics and handsome leathers manufactured by Kravet, Duralee, Sunbrella & all the top mills.

Chair Upholstery & Sofa Upholstery

Do you need furniture upholstery repair or sofa cushion repair? Our skilled upholsterers combine decades of experience to make us Seattle's preferred upholstery shop for restoring furniture.

    Custom Upholstery
  • Sofa Reupholstery
  • Sofa Repair
  • Leather Couch Repair
  • Chair Reupholstery
  • Upholster Chair
  • Upholster Love Seat
  • Window Cushions & Nook
  • Upholster Dinette Chairs
  • Upholster Arm Chair
  • Upholster Recliner
  • Upholster Chaise Longue

Reupholster Antique Chair

sofaDon't toss a favorite sofa or chair because it looks a little ragged. Bring your antique furniture back to life with new upholstery and modern seat foam. Replace obsolete horsehair couch cushion padding with the finest custom foam — we'll make your antique cushions soft, rigid or something in between. It's your choice.

Furniture Foam

Do you need replacement seat foam or seat cushion foam to upholster your contemporary furniture? We carry a complete line of durable foam cushioning products and foam for cushions to ensure that your reupholstered chair, sofa or sectional feels as good as it looks. Test different density foams in our showroom; feel what's best for your application. Our craftsmen will fabricate cushions to your specifications. At Upholstery Seattle, your satisfaction is our goal.

Patio, Deck & Outdoor Furniture

Weather in the Pacific Northwest can be hard on patio furniture cushions, outdoor pillows & outdoor furniture upholstery. The deck and garden furniture upholstery experts at Upholstery Seattle restore patio and teak furniture cushions, pool cushions, chaise lounge cushions, aluminium garden furniture and outdoor cushions & pillows. Drop by our showroom to view the latest indoor-outdoor fabrics from Sunbrella, Kravet and Duralee.

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Ratten Chair Cushions

Rattan is an excellent material for outdoor furniture. It weathers well and provides comfortable seating. Rattan is also "fashion flexible" — change the pillows and cushions to create a new look for your patio or deck.

Some folks even keep two or three sets of patio pillows and cushions on hand to keep things fresh. Our experts will help you select the perfect fabric and foam for your outdoor rattan furniture.

Wicker Furniture Cushions

Cane wicker chairs are not as durable as rattan furniture. Cane fibres are thin. They lose their elasticity and turn brittle when left outdoors. Natural wicker furniture is better suited for a sunroom or solarium.

Resin wicker, also known as all-weather wicker, is manufactured from synthetic materials, usually polyethylene. Polyethylene is a durable plastic that requires minimal maintenance; great for outdoor patio furniture. The experts at Upholstery Seattle reupholster both resin wicker patio furniture and natural wicker furniture.


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For over 25 years, the Chatham line has been one of Garrett Leather's best-selling products. This Italian, full grain leather is an excellent option for all upholstery applications, including high traffic areas. From jets, yachts, motor coaches and cars to homes, offices, hotels, and restaurants, Chatham is a crowd-pleaser across all industries. These are the colors currently available in Garrett's Chatham Collection.


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Powder
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Ivory
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Chablis
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Antique
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Natural
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Tannin
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Ecru
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Twine
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Arizona
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Pink Sand
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Twill
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Straw
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Beige
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Fallow
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Chino
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Pebble
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Mushroom
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Chai
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Barley
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Taupe
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Acorn
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Fudge
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Hazelnut
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Rose Plum
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Chestnut
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Cacao
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Pagoda
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Ruby
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Berry
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Blush
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Wild Orchid
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Strawberry
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Periwinkle
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Pink Parfait
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Tangerine
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Pumpkin
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Cayenne
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Allspice
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Navajo
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Camel
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Cappuccino
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Summer Yellow
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Marigold
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Cornsilk
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Ginger
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Brezza
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Chartreuse
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Gray Sage
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Sherwood
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Racing Green
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Mint Mist
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Seafoam
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Wedgewood
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Cayman Blue
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Silver Gray
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Sky Blue
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Bahama Blue
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Forest
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Seafog
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Soapstone
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Amethyst
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Indian Plum
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Nautical
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Mediterranean
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Navy
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Midnight
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Thundercloud
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Phantom
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blog bug   Piano Bench Cushion

Here's an example of why it's always better to order fabric from us.

A customer wanted a cushion for a piano bench made from fabric she purchased on her own; and she wanted the cushion reversible. Reversible cushions are an excellent way to double the life of a cushion, but you have to have enough fabric to make it work. And wouldn't you know it, she didn't have enough! Fortunately, there was plenty of fabric to cover a single side, so we went to work.

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    Piano Bench
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    Foam for Piano Bench
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    Sizing the Fabric
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    Repositioned Tie
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    New Cushion For Piano Bench

Because there wasn't enough fabric, we had to make to make some design changes. One of the changes actually improved the look; we were able to hide the fabric seam at the bottom of the cushion (bottom row, center) and reposition the tie so it's less obtrusive. The cushion wasn't reversible, but it looked a little nicer.


blog bug   Recovering A Double Arm Chaise Longue

The traditional chaise longue (a.k.a. psychiatrist's couch) is manufactured without arms or, in some cases, with only a single arm. They're built this way to make sitting down and getting up easier. Of course, there's always an outlier insisting on something different. Here's an example of a chaise we recently recovered with two arms.

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The double arm style makes rising from the chaise a little awkward; it's necessary to slide forward before swinging a leg over the cushion deck. The designer of this chaise makes the process of standing up a little easier, however. Instead of being parallel with the deck, the arms on this chaise are short and angle down immediately. The arms are so low and truncated that they don't get in the way. It's an excellent compromise between style and comfort.


blog bug   Masking Flaws in Antique Settee

There's a fine line between a valuable antique with "character" and a damaged old couch destined for the junkyard. This lovely 19th Century settee is a diamond in the rough. Careful restoration and attention to detail transforms it from junk into a jewel.

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Antique Settee Before New Upholstery
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Antique Settee After New Upholstery
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Reattaching Broken Leg
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Gap Below Headboard
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Attaching Custom Welt To Headboard
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Welt Fills The Gap Below Headboard

While our designers are careful not to sacrifice an antique's "character", the restoration process often requires repair. For example, this settee's seat cushion is shot. The horsehair padding is salvageable, but the old latex foam has deteriorated into dust.

We toss the old latex and replace it with custom cut polyurethane foam.

Repairing and reattaching the settee's broken leg is trickier. The leg snapped off years ago, leaving shards of the old dowel stuck inside. After removing what's left of the old dowel, we anchor the leg with a new dowel, wood glue and putty.

As often happens, the old wood is warped in places. When we attach the headboard, a crooked gap appears between the headboard and seat back. Our designers solve this problem by attaching a welt to the base of the headboard. The fabric welt nicely fills the gap. It's a small thing, but attention to detail can be the difference between something you save and something you eventually toss.


blog bug   New Fabric For A New Sofa

Let's say you walk into a furniture store and fall in love with a sofa. It's the perfect size and style. And best of all, the price is right. You just gotta have it, except the fabric is wrong. Maybe the color doesn't work or the pattern makes you nauseous or the material is too flimsy. Don't throw up your arms and walk away. Have it reupholstered.

Here's an example of somebody who liked a sofa so much they bought it even though the fabric was no good.

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    New Sofa With Ugly Fabric
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    Stripping Original Fabric
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    New Fabric
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    Compare Old and New Fabric
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    New Sofa Upholstery

The customer chose a bright fabric with a lively, contemporary pattern; quite a contrast with the original one.

Reupholstering a brand new sofa may seem wasteful, but under certain circumstances it makes sense. In this instance the sofa was on sale. When you add-in the cost of new upholstery the buyer got a great deal: the perfect sofa with the fabric they wanted at a price they could afford.


blog bug   Aligning Fabric Patterns

Fabrics with bold, bright patterns look great on furniture with clean lines, such as this Mid-Century Modern sectional we're refinishing. At the same time, you have to be careful when upholstering with a patterned fabric. If it’s not done correctly, the chair or sofa won’t look right.

  • Vanity by Comersan
  • Vanity by Comersan

Comersan, a company based in Spain, manufactures brilliant fabrics, many with vivid patterns such as "Vanity". "Vanity" is a cotton polyester Jacquard with a woven floral design. It’s perfect for this 1960s canvas spring, walnut chair.

It’s important to align the fabric so the pattern on the seat cushion seamlessly matches the pattern on the back cushion at the point where they meet. Because Comersan cuts its fabric in extra wide bolts, matching the pattern is a little easier.

We begin by aligning the fabric so it faces the same direction on both cushions. After matching the pattern -- one on top of the other – we add four and a half inches to allow for the seam and padding. This is where we make the cut.

When finished, the pattern lines-up perfectly. It’s a subtle thing, but sweating details like this makes all the difference.