How To Upholster A Chair: Give A New Look To An Old Chair

You can give a new look to an old chair only by changing the upholstery, and the best thing you can do with your hands without spending a penny more or having to buy a new chair. The upholstery can turn a boring or battered chair in a single piece, also add character to a room as well as customization and style.

The upholstery of a chair takes some time, but by having the right tools and paying attention to detail, it can be a rewarding project when you see the finished product.

Things you will need to achieve the successful result:

Diy tips to upholster a chair

  • Nose pliers
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Seam
  • Wadding
  • Stapler and hooks
  • Border
  • Pins
  • Upholstery Fabric
  • Upholstery tacks
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Hammer
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Steps to follow

Remove the pieces of tapestry and edged already in the chair, using tweezers to remove any tacks or nails and a flathead screwdriver to remove staples.

upholster a chair

Remove any pieces of fabric, sewing, thread, nails, tacks or remaining in the chair. Try to be very careful not to break or cut the fabric on which you are working.

Mark each piece of tissue removed with a marker to mark the location of it in the saddle. For example, type “seat” in the tissue removed from the seat of the chair.

Cut a piece of wadding to cover the inside of the chair and stick the edges of it. Cut the new upholstery fabric following the old fabric patterns you previously removed, but adding about 3-4 extra inches.

Put all the pieces of new fabric on the chair in their respective places to make sure they are well measured. Fold edges.

Adhere with stapled the fabric to the chair and secures the edges with studs and rubber mallet. Cut the pieces of trim and surrounds each piece of fabric sticking with the glue gun and go!

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