Advice 1: As sheathing fabric

It would seem that there is nothing easier than to sheathe cloth package. However, this is only at first glance seems so. First: in this business need some skill. Second: Mail of Russia there are a number of requirements that must be followed. Let's take a closer look at what the requirements for the upholstery of the parcel fabric present the postal service and how to package sheathing.
Obliviate the package correctly
It is a requirement of Russian post, which apply to every package coming into the office and covered the cloth: Cloth for covering of the parcel need to use a bright and solid;
Cloth for covering should be exceptionally solid and durable piece of fabric;
- Threads should be the same numbers and colors. It is also desirable that the threads match the color and fabric;
- All seams, except for the left side in relation to the address side of the parcel should be joined inseam;
Address should be written on the parcel. Additionally, stick or sew something on the parcel;
- The distance between the seals should not exceed 10 cm;
- Address needs to be from beginning to end is written with a pen.
And here is how you can sheathe the parcel: measure the dimensions, embroider of a fabric something like a pillow case, not forgetting about the fact that the seams should be internal. The address will need to write later on the side without seams.
The end on the right side of the place where will be written the address, fold it inside and sew the sides. Now put this bag package, fold the corners of the outside ends of left side (relative to address), sew them. Then these joints will be printing, the distance between them should not exceed 10 cm.
The package is correctly signed as follows: in the upper left corner of the parcel on the right side is written the name of the sender address and the right recipient's name with address. Next is the declared value. All the package is trimmed and decorated. Now you can go to the post office.

Advice 2: How to sheathe the skin

If you want to change the interior, it is not necessary to buy new furniture. Try to cover old sofas and armchairs of natural leather , they'll make you look more noble and expensive. However, to sheathe the skin soft furniture the hands – quite a laborious process. Learn how to work with this Moody stuff and practice on a small sample. After that you can proceed to the alteration of the interior of things.
How to sheathe the skin
You will need
  • Tools for disassembly and Assembly of upholstered furniture
  • Pliers
  • Dense foam or other material for stuffing
  • Leather
  • Pencil, tailoring meter, scissors, and paper patterns
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Small hammer for joints (iron and gauze)
  • Adhesive for leather
  • Adhesive tape
  • Pins
  • Adhesive lining for leather
  • Braid
  • Vegetable oil and a cotton swab
  • Construction stapler
  • Small nails and a big hammer
Disassemble the sofa or chair, separate from the armrests, back and seat. You need to gently rip the old upholstery using pliers – they are convenient to remove the brackets on the fabric. Check the condition of the gaskets of soft furniture, now it is possible to partially replace its dense foam or other modern furniture material.
Make an exact pattern based on parts of old upholstery. This is almost the most important point in the wrapping of furniture with leather – if you do something wrong and have to rip the material, it will be spoiled by the ugly holes from the needles. Once thought of a new furniture style "clothes" - for example, interesting to combine different leather fabric. Make also pattern lining special adhesive material to the skin.
Stitch cut leather details. It is necessary to adhere to important rules:
• Not metyvit detail leather upholstery thread! Secure them with tape from the inside in order to avoid unnecessary perforation. You can pin and pin, but only exactly on the seam line.
• Front foot of the machine, lubricate the skin with any vegetable oil or vaseline so the material will glide better without losing form.
• Lay the seam on the sides and tap on them with a small hammer until they become completely smooth. You can carefully iron them through a damp cheesecloth, heat the iron only slightly.
• Glue the allowances to the wrong side of the fabric glue for the skin.
• Attach an adhesive pad.
• It is desirable to reinforce the seams with a decorative braid.
Start to pull upholstered furniture, trying not to make wrinkles. Also, do not let rhyme free standing trim, so it does not SAG. Attach the leather covering to the furniture using a furniture stapler, and the wooden underside of the parts, you can nail a series of small studs (leaving between each a distance of about 2 cm). Finally, reattach all trimmed with leather - components of furniture.
Useful advice
If you want to cover furniture leather, buy more fabric than required by the size of your furniture. It is a natural material, which is sold in chunks of different size (or crosslinked in whole cloth out of pieces). In some places it may have irregularities, deviations from the base color or the other, often unavoidable, flaw. You must have a supply of the material.

Advice 3: How to cover a box with fabric

Not all boxes are made from a material that would use them as packaging for a gift. Sometimes a suitable shape and size containers can be ugly, and therefore unusable. To solve the problem, any clapboard box with a cloth.
How to cover a box with fabric
You will need
  • Box;
  • cloth;
  • - scissors;
  • glue;
  • - threads;
  • - needle;
  • - stapler.
Make pattern for the fabric covering. It must be a scan of your box. For example, for covering square boxes measure its side and draw four identical squares touching the sides, and two for the bottom and lid. From all sides of the pattern add a 1.5 cm seam.
Cut fabric and detail with help of the iron smoothen all folds (allowances) on the wrong side.
Try attaching the fabric to the box with glue. Find the special composition suitable for fabric – anyone else would appear on the surface spots.
Apply glue with a stiff brush on the entire area of the box. If you do glue the "seams" only on the perimeter, after drying, they will be visible. Spread one side of the box and carefully attach it to the material. Smooth it from the center to the edges, smoothing the folds and removing air bubbles. When one side is ready, proceed to the next. Do not lubricate the box too thick layer of glue – it can warp the finish.
Also the fabric can be covered up with the seam "back needle", using Gypsy needle. The puncture site in the tissue in advance mark with a pencil so the stitches were the same length. If the box is very crisp, transfer the markings on its walls and make holes with the awl. Then panel box, picking up threads, equal in thickness to diameter of puncture.
The edge of the fabric you can sew with the front side - any decorative stitch. Especially carefully treat the choice of colors and textures of thread in this case, because they should become an additional decoration. Also the seam can be hidden, Nachev over a number of beads or sequins or gluing the top right color of the thin ribbon.
If the style box allows, attach the material using furniture stapler. Place clamps at equal distance from each other or "laying out" of a solid line. Protruding from the back side of the box the edges of the wire bend.
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