We reupholstered all of the furniture in our coach including the two captains chairs. We used Ultra Leather Plus at $65 per yard. There are cheaper knock offs out there but true Ultra Leather goes from $65 per yard up to well over $100 per yard depending on where you get it.
Her inexpensive Brother sewing machine gave up the ghost quickly. We couldn't find a suitable machine locally or within 100 miles. We had heard how great Bernina machines are but the Bernina dealer said it wasn't meant for that kind of material.
My wife said she wished she had her 45 year old Remington machine that was in storage 3000 miles away. I remembered seeing a couple of old machines in a junk shop down the street from the RV park we were staying in. I paid $25 for a White made in 1935. It doesn't do anything fancy but it sure made beautiful stitches in the Ultra Leather.
She did all the complicated stuff and I took everything apart and helped her fit the new covers. She used the old covers as patterns.
I bought a good quality hand stapler and a set of hog ring pliers. A $3 staple puller was very helpful.
The cost for the whole job including tools, staples, hog rings and the White sewing machine was about $1200. We did replace the dinette seat cushion foam with new high density foam. We got it for free (it was left over from a friends reupholstering job) but it would have cost about $60 if we had had to buy it.
The Ultra Leather site says to use a non-alcohol based cleaner like 409 to clean it and it sure is easy and quick to get spills, stains and cat barf off of it.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), Katie & Kelli (cats).
Now snowbirds after eleven years Full Timing in a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N, Workhorse chassis, Honda Accord toad
We redid ours. DW went to fabric store and bought a chair style fabric plaid that she liked. Her sewing machine worked just fine (using heavier needles). We replaced foam and did all the work ourselves. As you are dis-assembling the couch etc, just pay attention to how it comes apart. I'll give you a clue, a lot of staples and 'hog-rings' if you know what those are. Any older style hardware store carries them and a special tool for using them.