Upholstered leather furniture is amazingly beautiful and luxurious. Such level of beauty and magnificence is what makes it sometimes too expensive to afford. However, even something so beautiful can be made affordable with some tools and the right instructions. Here is how to upholster leather furniture.
1- First thing you need to do is to remove the old leather surface. For that you need to flip the furniture over. Get help for that if possible. Now with a flathead screwdriver pry out the staples on the back. If you find tough to pry staple, use needle nosed pliers to remove them. Now you can pull off the leather. If not, check for any more staples and remove them.
2- Now the old leather you have just pulled of the furniture will help you take measurements for the replacement cuts you need for your furniture. Separate the different layers of leather with a seam ripper. On a table, lay the leather face down and put on it one of the old layers you are using now as a pattern and then pin them together with sewing pins. With electric scissors cut the leather to make the new face then remove the pins and put the old leather away.
3- Start stapling the back piece of the leather to the furniture along the top edge. Line the front piece over the back piece and start stapling it a bit lower. After attaching the top surface pull the leather tight to the corners and staple it along the edges.
4- Reupholster the arms if there are any and make sure the spaces between staples are even. If there are any cushions that need to be reupholstered, attach a leather foot to your sewing machine and sew the leather like you do with any regular fabric.
5- Cover the staples by hammering decorative tacks that will hide them.
Now you have your new reupholstered leather furniture without burning a whole in your pocket.