Shears and Scissors

Professional Tailors Shears are very different to domestic scissors. They usually have differently sized handles to accommodate several fingers and have large blades often inlaid. They are used specifically for fabrics and should not be used for any other purpose eg cutting paper, plastics. Wiss have been making quality shears since 1848.   

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Button Up

Upholstery buttons are mainly used decoratively, but they can function to smooth out any slack in the fabric, especially curved chairs. The buttons are not ready made, but are made up on demand from any fabric, vinyl or leather of your choice.  

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Continuous Nail Strips

Continuous Nail Strips are a great time saver. No need to put the nails in individually, they are all in a straight line. Bend them around corners, cut them off where you need to end. There is hole every fifth position to place the matching nail to secure the strip and you cannot see the difference in the finished product.  

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Springs

Springs come in several different types. Coil springs for traditional upholstery , tension springs and zigzag also known as no sag springs. Tension springs were used in the 1950's and 1960's particularly on Danish Style chairs. Zig Zag or No Sag Springs were developed in the 1950's and are still used today.  

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Ply Grip, Sharktrim and Coverfix

Plygrip, Coverfix and Sharktrim are all the same product just with different names. It is metal closure to finish backs and outside arms in a neat, hidden manner. It is very sharp and should be used with caution. 

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