First cut the foam exactly as big as the seat is out. Apply a tack strip to the top of the back rear and staple in place.
Using the directions outlined previously above make a paper pattern and cut out the fabric in the same direction as the other pieces.
How to reupholster a high back chair. Serge around the edges insert the cord put new fabric onto the chair backrest and gather up the fabric. Flip it upside down and then staple around the perimeter in the same manner as the back panel. If using a cover for the back slip it over the chair back.
Cut the material so you ll be able to wrap it up onto the chair bottom at least 4 in. Creating a pattern for seat and arms and sewing. How to reupholster a chair.
Fold bottom edge under and staple to the underside of the chair back. Move around the chair taking off the different layers of fabric in large pieces. Fold the panel back over the strip and pull tight toward the bottom of the chair back.
You ll need to pull this out with pliers to get the fabric out. Just like the first step you will need to measure the size of the back and match it with the new fabric. Adjust the size of the foam cushion as accurately as possible.
Some chairs have strips of metal tacking holding the fabric in place. With the seat facing up and the front edge overhanging the work surface drive one staple through the bottom to hold the material in place. We are raising money to open a studio where every member of the community can come in and learn to paint sew build furniture or explor.
Rotate the seat 180 degrees then tack the back the same way. If the old upholstery is removed and there are no more disturbing clamps or nails in the chair it can start. Use pliers to help you rip the pieces out working along the seams of the chair as you do.
How to upholster a chair. By this point all of the burlap pieces should be added to the chair however in this case there is still layer of burlap that is needed to cover the back of the chair along with stitching down the coconut fiber to the back of the chair. Project create is a nonprofit in new orleans dedicated to promoting art and creativity in the entire community.
Part 6 of 10. Reupholstering involves selecting the material you want to use re padding the chair and attaching the new upholstery then putting the furniture back together if and as needed so that it s ready for use.