I have to admit, most re-upholstering jobs I wouldn’t try to tackle myself. For one thing, I don’t have room in my sewing studio to re-upholster a whole couch! But, today I’m going to share with you a pretty simple upholstery project – how to re-upholster a chair seat. Definitely a do-able project for most DIY’ers.
This chair used to belong to my mom’s parents. It had been sitting in her basement for years, and so we decided to drag it out, and see what we could do with it. Here’s what it looked like before we cleaned it and changed out the seat, and after we re-upholstered the seat.
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How To Re-Upholster A Chair Seat
Stapler – I love this forward action stapler!
Needle nose pliers
1″ Foam – optional if your seat is in better condition than mine was
Flannel Interlining – optional
Fabric – a good quality fabric (upholstery) is preferable, especially if the seats will be used often.
I created a video which a video which shows, step-by-step, how to re-upholster a chair seat. I’m a visual learner, and figured you might be too. I’ve also written out the steps below the video.
I hope you enjoy the video, and please let me know if you have any questions.