A Site for Professional Upholsterers & Professional
Soft Furnishings Fabricators
and their Businesses to learn, discuss, and teach in
the following fields:
- Furniture Upholstery
- Marine Canvas and Interior Upholstery
- Automotive Upholstery and Trim
- Awnings and Other Soft Furnishings
The site is to enable professionals to network together for
the purpose of:
- Helping each professional provide high quality materials and
skills to their customers
- Promoting top professional standards
- Improve workmanship
- Learn how to provide quality service
- Maintaining professional and ethical conduct
- Veterans and retired professionals assisting less experienced ones
- Manage and operate a profitable business
- Provide a friendly online community
Professional Membership is available to all Professional Upholsterers
& Soft Furnishing Fabricators
that are interested in improving their craft and sharing with
others to help improve our Craft.
Some of the tools provided by the Professional Upholstery & Soft Furnishings Group Website include:
- Forum with exclusive sections for Professionals only
- Listing of your business on the site for online exposure
- Personal Photo Gallery
- And much more (see the Membership Information page below)
Free consumer and Paid professional memberships are currently available depending on your specific needs.
Easy and inexpensive web hosting is also available:
How this site came to its existence:
As a Professional Upholsterer, I had spent many hours and days searching the web and trying to see what
information was available about Upholstery and the Soft Furnishings industry. There are many
upholstery suppliers and upholstery fabric sites. Basic How-to articles and tutorials are scattered
around the internet for the consumer and do-it-yourselfers. However, little information is available
for the Professional Upholsterer and Soft Furnishings Fabricator. I was looking for a site that would
cater to the Professional Upholsterer and other businesses in the soft furnishing industry. Most
professional upholsterers didn't have other upholsterers accessible to discuss business problems,
ideas, techniques, and suppliers.
Several years ago, a small handful group of professional upholsterers
and soft furnishing fabricators got together and decided that it would be beneficial to have a site
designed just for them. Today, the group has grown significantly and includes members with over 40
years of experience as well as second-generation upholsterers. Some of our members offer a wide range
of services while others specialize in certain fields. Many specialties are represented: furniture
upholstery, automotive interiors and trim, awning and boat canvas, marine upholstery, and a variety
of related fields. Also present are slipcover and window treatment specialists, home furnishings
fabricators, and frame repairs and refurnishing professionals. Accordingly, the site has developed
into the premier information center to the upholstery trade.
We have also included information for people that need to locate upholstery businesses in their areas,
needed to find how-to articles and tutorials for those DIY projects. However, the primary purpose for
this site is to give the professional upholsterer and soft furnishings fabricator a place to be part
of a membership of other professionals in their fields.
It's all about networking!
While this group is my creation, it takes many people to make it a valuable tool and an asset to the
trade of upholstery. Like many organizations, it relies on the participation of its members. This is
a dynamic site with thoughtful contributions and insights from professionals with a wide range of
backgrounds, specialties, and abilities.
If you have any requests or suggestions, feel free to submit them to me for consideration to be added
to the site. Many have helped me improve one aspect or another of this site and I always welcome new
If you have tutorials or How-to articles that you would like to add to the how-to section under Help,
include in our newsletter, please e-mail them to me along with your personal information so that I can
give you credit for your submission.