When you are first starting out learning upholstery, or any new skill really, you want to make sure that you choose simple, easy beginner projects at first. This will set you up for success by boosting your confidence while simultaneously teaching you important skills and techniques that you need for other projects. I know sometimes it is hard, because there might be a project you really want to tackle, like that wing back chair or a sofa in your living room. However, starting your upholstery journey with a project like that, will most likely end in frustration. Upholstering project like a wing back chair or sofa requires a bit more skill and knowledge. It will also require more tools and materials. Your First Upholstery Project should be something easy in order to help you build confidence and learn skills you can apply to other projects in the future.