Want to step up your upholstery knowledge? Recovering chair seats is a great place to start with upholstery. Well let me first start off by saying I am not a professional upholsterer. I have done quite a bit in my life from new upholstery to antiques but I am terrible at sewing. Following the line and cutting fabric exactly where it was for a pattern is so difficult for me.
When I received a call to redo 6 dinning room chair seats. I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about proper steps on redoing chair seats.
7 Steps Reupholstering Dinning Room Chair Seats
- Remove everything! I do not go over the top of existing material, first off thats just gross. Second, you need your pattern.
- Replace or add. Replace broken down foam or add foam or bonded fiber fill.
- Match your patterns, watch the video.
- Pull your fabric tight but not too tight.
- Fold your corners the same. Corners need extra pulling and folding but you want to make sure that if you have to fold them that they all match up.
- If you have a compressor get a good staple gun. Electric guns just don’t have the power. Here is the pneumatic gun I use.
- Always put cambric on the bottom. Cambric finishes off your project. It also provides as a dust guard so any stuffing particles don’t end up on your floor.
The video above I am sharing how to cut material and pick your center focal point.
This video I am sharing how to start each seat and fold your corners.
Will you be re-doing your dinning room chairs now? Hope you benefited from this information be sure to share your projects with us.
Tara and Becca
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