As you learn how to upholster you will start to pick up things along the way naturally. You will learn how different fabrics behave and how to get them to do what you need them to do. For instance, if your frame is curvy you need fabric that will stretch with the curves. You will also learn quickly that there are some prints that don’t look good on every frame style, like plaids, really large prints, stripes, etc.
It may surprise you to hear me say this, but trust your instincts! Instincts can be your friend – even when you are learning and don’t know what you’re doing. My students often hear me say repeatedly in my videos, “let the fabric tell you what it wants to do”. Pay attention and you will see just what needs to be done.