My Favorite Resources

Tools & Supplies

If you want to know more about the tools in my toolbox, Some of the tools below have been featured in my blog. I will continue to blog and add new tools and gadgets here:

DISCLAIMER: Some of these links are through my Amazon affiliate account. I only recommend tools that I have tested and used in my own shop. If you purchase through my links I will receive a small percentage.

Amazon Storefront

The Whimsical Chair Storefront

Upholstery Tools:

C.S. Osborne Upholstery Kit

C.S. Osborne Staple Lifter

C.S. Osborne Light Upholstery Regulator

C.S Osborne Nylon Tip Magnetic Hammer

C.S. Osborne Tucking Tool

C.S. Osborne Gooseneck Webbing Stretcher

COMOWARE MiniPliersSet

Klinch-it Fastener Tool

Klinch-it Clips

Industrial Sewing Machines:

Juki 1541S Walking Foot

Sailrite Fabricator

Leather Tools:

Tandy Leather Shears

Tandy Super Skiver

Fringe Template 1/4″

Fringe Template 3/8″

Rotary Cutter

Pneumatic Tools:

Porter-Cable Air Compressor & Upholstery Stapler

Meite Upholstery Stapler

Fasco Long Nose Stapler

Meite Decorative Nailer

Sailrite Longnose Staple Gun

Sailrite Shortnose Staple Gun

Cutting Tools:

Crescent Wiss 8-1/2″ Shears

Mophorn Cloth Cutter 

Electric Rotary Cutter

Dremel Oscillating Tool

Worksharp Knife and Scissor Sharpener

Worksharp Belts

Measuring Tools:

Measuring Tape

Johnson Framing Square

Swanson Tool Company 4ft Metal Ruler

16′ Center Point Tape Measure

Upholstery Supplies:

BEA 71/12 Galvanized Steel Staples

Welt Cord 5/32 Piping

Jute Webbing 3 1/2 inch seat webbing

Jute Webbing 3 1/2 inch back webbing

Sewing supplies:

Mandala Crafts #69 Bonded Nylon Thread



Neatfi LED Task Lamp

Goose Neck Light

Goose Neck Lights

Dritz Magnetic Wand

Allary Chalk Cartridge

Lampshade Supplies:

Minky Suregrip Pegs

Double Sided Adhesive

Twill Tape 

Drum Shade Rings

Styrene Sheet for Lampshade

Aleene’s Fabric Adhesive

Fire Protection for Fabric

Business Tools:

Cognito Website Forms

Canva Graphic Design



My Leather & Fabric Accounts

I am always adding to my fabric and leather selection for my clients When we meet for your consultation I will send you home with fabric or leather samples. I only work with fabrics and leather from my accounts. Here are some of the accounts I carry so you can view online:

Crest Leather

Casperhill Leather

Edelman Leather

Carroll Leather


Thibaut/Anna French

Greenhouse Fabrics

Charlotte Fabrics

United Fabrics

Stout Textiles

Maxwell Fabrics

Mitchell Fabrics

Barrow Industries



Online Upholstery Suppliers

If you’re going to do upholstery you’ll need upholstery supplies. Here is a list of some of the suppliers I use. There are both wholesale and retail accounts listed here.

Fabric Supply





Online Fabric Store

U.S. Foam Corporation of Indiana

Rochford Supply

Online Upholstery Education

Online upholstery education can help you grow your upholstery skills and your business. Here are the online courses I’ve used myself:

Kim’s Upholstery

Sandra Vansickle

Designs by Donna

The Workroom Channel

Workroom Tech

The Rusted Roan

The Artful Chair



My Library

I love to learn. I’m always looking for great books and videos to help expand my upholstery skills. Check out some of my favorites.


Spruce – A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design:by Amanda Brown

Professional Upholstering: All the trade secrets by Frank Destro Jr.

Singer Upholstery: Basics Plus by Steve Cone

The Little Upholstery Book:by Shelly Miller Leer

Upholstery – A Complete Course: by David James

Singer Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making and Installing Window Decor by Susan Woodcock

The Encyclopedia of Furniture: by Joseph Aronson

Sewing Lampshades: How to create your own tailored and pleated designs: by Joanna Heptinstall

Handmade Lampshades: by Natalia Price-Cabrera

Who I love to Follow

I’m always inspired by other creatives. My social media feed is full of incredible upholstery and beautiful window treatments. These are a few creative masters I follow on Instagram:

Grant Trick

Julie Thome Draperies Inc.

Blue Roof Cabin

Cobani Bleu

Ray Clarke Upholstery

Desert Canary Design

The Rusted Roan

Horsehair & Hessian

Repinned Upholstery

Manda Marie Upholstery

Chair Whimsy

Favorite Blogs

I love being inspired with great blogs. Here are a few of my favorites:

National Upholstery Association

Kim’s Upholstery

Blue Roof Cabin

Cobani Bleu

Designs by Donna

Sandra Vansickle

Favorite Podcasts

I love listening to great podcasts when I’m in my workshop. Here are some of my favorite podcasts:

The Sew Much More Podcast

Scarlett Thread Consulting

Stuff Stitch

Wingnut Social

The Kate Show

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