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Old 05-17-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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DIY upholstery with glue...

Hi all,

I'm renovating my Trillium and would like to update my upholstery - preferably without the expense of having it professionally done - and I don't sew myself nor do I have access to a heavy duty sewing machine.

Does anyone have experience using thermally activated sewing glue such as "Heat n Bond" on the seat cushions. Does it hold up?

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Old 05-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #2
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When we needed our cushions redone we contacted our local adult education center that offered a glass on upholstery.... we talked w/instructioner who had a number of students looking for a project
The person that did ours did a fantastic job... in fact they even had a huge selection of sumbrella fabric.... our cost including materials was a small donation to the school and some home made lasagne.. she even made curtains and a porta potty cover as a joke
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:49 AM   #3
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I tried the iron seam tape to repair a pair of pants and it didn't hold very long. I also used seam glue from Michael's (sorry, I don't remember the name). It held on a small zipper repair but did not hold a name patch on a waterproof jacket. I think the fabric makes a big difference.

My wife made covers for the Campster out of sheets with straps and Velcro to hold them in place. Some sewing was involved, but not like you would need to replacement cushion covers. She did matching curtains as well.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:34 PM   #4
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When we needed our cushions redone we contacted our local adult education center that offered a glass on upholstery.... we talked w/instructioner who had a number of students looking for a project
The person that did ours did a fantastic job... in fact they even had a huge selection of sumbrella fabric.... our cost including materials was a small donation to the school and some home made lasagne.. she even made curtains and a porta potty cover as a joke
That sounds like you got a great deal. Unfortunately I'm in a fairly small town so no community college here.
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I wouldn't waste money on fabric glue.
Tried it for hemming some drapes. Didn't last long.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:45 PM   #6
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Yes we did... it was a high school adult education geared toward students as well as adults as a hobby or for those that wanted to make upholstery a career
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