Upholstery refers to the adding of padding, springs, webbing, fabric, or leather to furniture in order to make it more attractive and comfortable. Often, the upholstery of a piece of furniture is the first thing to need repairing – a service which can be costly. This little book contains a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to reupholstering household furniture. Complete with helpful diagrams and handy tips, this guide is perfect for those with no previous experience and will be of great interest to owners of vintage or antique furniture, with an interest in learning how to reupholster it themselves. Many old texts such as this are increasingly costly and hard to come by, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this antiquarian text here, complete with a new introduction on the history of upholstery.