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You are brave! My mom and grandma were aces at this, me, not so much. Here are some sites for you.
Hope you find them helpful.
This is a lot of work. I would make slip covers or modify them and have them attach with “blind” Velcro around the sides & backs of the cushions.
I found this blog post, it looks pretty helpful: http://janellestepoffaith.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-to-reupholster-attached-couch.html
Hello! It is a lot of work, I would consider purchasing a slipcover personally. Im not sure my level of sewing experience plus the cost of fabric would yield pleasing results.
Here is a link for your review. I hope this helps. Best wishes with your project!
A Beginner's Guide to Reupholstering a Couch
Hi Hedi, My hubby and I re-upholstered 2 entire couches(long couch and loveseat) when we first got married and it was totally do-able!! I learned so much doing it and you will too. Even though a couch seems scary to take on, it isn't that different than re-upholstering chairs or other smaller projects. There will be a lot of sewing involved if you are up for the challenge!! It took us a long time like a month or more because we both had day jobs just to give you an idea so you know what is coming. The other thing is that buying the fabric is expensive! So for instance, I bought 20 yards of upholstery fabric for 2 couches and another chair. It cost 500 dollars just for the fabric and that was in 2005. I was just in the fabric store the other day and could not believe how the prices on fabric have gone up. So I can't imagine how expensive it would be now to do a couple of couches. In which case it can be cheaper just to buy a couch or section of it than re-upholstering it. You can get upholstery fabric cheaply when you only need a few yards but as your yardage goes up for a big project, you have to put it on special order and that is what can get really expensive.
That being said, doing that project taught us so much so it was invaluable in that sense. Not at all intending to talk you out of your challenge, I just wanted to give you an idea what the project and it's costs will entail. I didn't have a blog back in 2005 but if you would like to see my other posts on how to re-upholster, I give a lot of tips on how to start the project(fabric removal) all the way to stapling it back up and finishing it. Here are the few posts(3 part series) I made on how I re-upholstered this couch/bench.....
Good luck tackling this project! I hope you can get some tips from the posts:)
Not sure how much experience you have upholstering, but it does take time and patient. Maybe a slipcover?
Have you thought about a slipcover and secure it with these upholstery pins. https://amzn.to/2tt0LdJ