How to Reupholster a Simple Chair to Refresh your Home Décor
Reupholstering a chair as a DIY project can make a big impact into your home decor. Make sure you follow these important steps:
Before you begin your reupholstery make sure you are using the old upholstery as a guide for the new pattern. Measure all the pieces to determinate how much fabric you need for this project. To make your life easier, go to our Upholstery Yardage Estimator or click on this link: https://lulufabrics.com/pages/yardage-guideline to follow our recommended yardage guideline in case you need an extra help measuring your furniture.
2. REMOVE OLD FABRIC
As a tip, take a picture of your old chair before removing the fabric as a reference when upholstering the chair. Disassemble the chair, remove upholstery pieces, do not tear any old pieces, remember you will need them as patterns. Label pieces as “F” (front), “T” (top) to indicate the direction of the fabric on the chair.
3. REPLACE BATTING
Remove old batting from chair back and seat. Also, repair “frame” if necessary (Sand, prime, or paint) Cut batting to cover the char back and seat, if needed.
4. SELECTING NEW PATTERN at LULU
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Lay the original upholstery pieces wrong-side up on the wrong side of the new fabric, watching for the pattern direction. Pin in place and cut around the pattern, leaving 2 to 3 inches of fabric beyond the stapled edges of the original pieces. If preferred, combine the chair reupholstery pieces into covers for the seat and back that can be applied all at once. Place the fabric sections together inside out and sew together, adjusting for curves as needed.
5. ATTACHING BASE FABRIC
Place the new inside back, right-side back, and left-side back pieces on the chair in the appropriate locations. Pin the pieces together, making any necessary adjustments to the fit; you may need to trim excess fabric to make it fit snugly. When you're pleased with the fit, pull fabric taut and staple in place on the apron of the chair seat. Use as many staples as necessary to secure the fabric and keep it smooth. Be sure you place staples on the chair back where they will be covered by the back panel. Trim excess fabric.
6. ATTACHING BACK
Place back panel in position and fold the right side over the top of the chair back. Fold the panel back over the strip and pull tight toward the bottom of the chair back. Fold bottom edge under and staple to the underside of the chair back.
7. LAST STEP, UNDERSIDE TO FINISH YOUR REUPHOLSTERY PROJECT
Cut a piece of black breathable fabric for the underside of the chair using the old piece as your guide. Flip the chair upside down, and staple fabric to the underside to conceal any springs or webbing and act as a dust cover..And Voilé! Enjoy your newly reupholstered Chair.
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