In this tutorial you will learn step by step how to make a cover for a wing back chair with what we call a cushion back, I will teach you how to create a perfect tuck away on the inside back and pipe/welt down each side of the back, quite a tricky chair that even a lot of professionals can struggle with. Follow my lead and I will walk you through it.

You can use the same tutorial for a sofa or a chair just follow the same format.

A little bit about myself. 

In 1985 I started as an apprentice cover maker working for my uncle’s upholstery business. He had a very successful business and we used to ‘make up’ for a large number of department stores in the north of England including John Lewis, Rackhams, Browns of York and Swannacks in Retford and Thatchers in Huddersfield. Unfortunately, like many businesses it was heavily affected by the growth of the Internet and was ultimately sold and consumed by a large furniture company.

I left and decided to start my own business utilising my skills as a cover maker. I soon built a modest business and rather than being a victim of the internet I embraced it and used it to build a successful online slip cover and loose covers business. We currently receive around 100 enquiries/week.

In 2019, I turned the big 50 and decided to do the thing that I have always wanted – to help other people learn the skill of cover making. The eeze covers academy is the culmination of 35 years hard, but very satisfying work. Over the years I have covered most shapes of furniture imaginable and taken my pattern taking methods to a level that even my uncle would now be unfamiliar with!

Outside of cover making, I live in the North of England with my wife Tara and my daughter and son. I have two dogs – Lola and Dougie and I love taking them out onto the beautiful moors that surround our area. They will no-doubt appear in a video at some point as they are always hanging around my workshop.

I’ve made covers for thousands of people including the actors Prunella Scales and James Earl Jones and the musician Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan from Oasis. Depending on where you socialise you might also find my covers in the corporate lounge at Wimbledon, Bramham Hall, on board HMS Protector, Harrods, The Wydnham & Adelphi Theatres in London and a number of very high class hotels.

On top of this I have contracted and taught other companies the art of cover making.

Thank you

Paul