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Essential Tools & Materials in Furnishings Production

The production and craftsmanship of furnishings, such as mattresses, sofas, curtains and more requires the very best tools and materials, some of these essential tools and materials include hook and loop tape, zips, scissors and needles. In this insight, we'll look at how these tools and materials are used for furnishings.

Hook and Loop Tape

In furnishings, hook and loop tape is primarily used for attaching removable covers to sofas, enabling easy maintenance and cleaning. It provides a convenient solution for securing cushion covers, ensuring a neat and well-fitted appearance. It can also be used on curtains, allowing curtains to be closed fully when drawn. HALCO ESSENTIALS Sew On Hook and Loop is a great choice for sofa coverings, providing a fastening option that can be sewn into place.


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Scissors are essential tools in the production of furnishings, enabling precise cutting of fabric and other materials. Scissors are specially designed with long blades, allowing for smooth and accurate cuts, even through thick or layered materials. These ELK Upholsterers Scissors are the perfect choice when cutting into multiple layers.


Elk Upholsterers Board Shears

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Zips are widely used on furnishings like sofas and mattresses, much like hook and loop, they are used for ease of use in removing or applying covers. The choice between zips or hook and loop can be an aesthetic choice, with zips usually more visible than hook and loop. Our Nylon Zipper and Sliders are available in 3 colours and can suit most mattress designs.


HALCO Continuous Zipping Nylon Zipper Size #5

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Sewing Machine Needles

These needles are designed to pierce through various fabrics and materials while forming neat and sturdy stitches. When crafting furnishings, sewing machine needles are employed to join fabric pieces together, ensuring structural integrity and durability. Upholstery, curtains, and mattress covers all rely on well-executed stitching for a polished and professional finish. The correct selection of sewing machine needles, based on the fabric type and thickness, is vital to achieve the desired results, as such, HALCO offers a wide range of needles in different sizes, coatings and more.


Groz Beckert Machine Needles

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No matter what type of furnishings you are producing, a skilled craftsman also needs quality tools and materials, HALCO only stocks quality products, enabling efficient production and resulting in excellent finished products, view our full furnishing solutions here. For more information on our range of hook and loop, zips and tools, please contact our specialist team today.


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