Most of today’s upholstery methods and tools are the exact same as the ones utilized 200 years ago, yet with a couple of modern-day updates.
Are you ready to begin?
Take a look while we show the step-by-step of reupholstering a chair, and then you can try it on your very own chair, headboard, or wall.
An outdated, clunky chair cries desperately for a makeover.
This chair is stripped of its initial fabric and the pieces labeled and saved. If necessary, an extra layer of batting will be stapled to the frame.
Create a Pattern
The old pieces of fabric serve as the pattern for the fresh upholstery. They’re laid right sides down upon the fresh fabric and then cut out.
Pin to Chair
Pieces should be pinned wrong sides out to chair. Pinned cover is taken off and then sewn together, with the welting reinforcing the seams. Sewn cover then is placed back upon the chair.
Oftentimes, pleats are utilized to ease fabric around the curves. Gluing on covered buttons hide the staples holding the pleats into place.
To connect the back panel, tack strips should be stuck through the fabric’s wrong side at both long corners, around 1” in.
Tack Fabric On
Then, the tack strips are flipped over in order to pull the back panel taut, as well as make straight, clean edges. The tacks should be hammered to the frame using a hammer which possesses a piece of batting that is secured around the head.
Connect the Sleeves
A fabric sleeve is sewn for the chair seat then pulled on. The cover’s back edge should be pulled through the opening in between the back and seat then stapled to the frame.
Cover up the Seat
Also, the seat cover should be pulled tight then tacked to the chair frame’s bottom on the sides and front.
A box-pleated, lined skirt with welting should be sewn. To put together the skirt, layers should be arranged on the chair, and pinned into place, then sewn together at the tip.
Staple on the Skirt
Skirt should be stapled to the frame on the fabric’s wrong side, right under the seam.
Elegant, sophisticated, and tailored, this freshly covered chair will add a stylish component to any room.