BUT you must first picture a couch up on sawhorses in the dining room, while the dining room table was shoved into the living room. Working on this project are 3 adults, 2 adult-size kids and 1 big dog who loves my Dad and insisted on being in the middle of the 'action'.
Various tools of the trade, plastic to protect the carpet from becoming embedded with staples, an air compressor with its hoses to operate the staple guns, a sewing machine, actually 3 were used, mine, Sarah's Singer and the real upholstery sewing machine at the shop.
Do not for a second think that reupholstering a couch is an easy job. My parents have done this for years. They are professionals!
If the furniture had been of a simpler design, I might be more confident in my newly, semi-acquired knowledge. But it has this odd curve on the back wings AND I wanted the back cushions to be smoothed out.
All in all we did it. AND I am so thankful for my parents help. It (and my daughter) has sparked an interest in sprucing up things around here. Using fabrics from my stash, I think we might accomplish a lot this summer.