How to Re-upholster a Chair

Hi Friends, 

Here’s my tutorial on how to  give some life to your dining chairs. Just by changing the covers you are giving your chairs a favor. Fortunately, I have a lace cream fabric that had been hiding inside the closet for a couple of months. Below are the before and after.

Re-upholster a Chair, DIY

How to re-upholster a chair

How to re-upholster a chair
As you can see how busy I was. 


  1. Unscrew the pad
  2. Get your fabric and put the pad upside down
  3. Start stapling the edge of the fabric at the back of the pad. I used staple gun. Make sure that it is tight.

Body of the chair: 

You will need: a  sewing machine, fabric, thread, scissors, tape  measure, newspaper for pattern (optional) and basic sewing knowledge.

  1. Measure the chair
  2. You may use news paper to make a pattern
  3. cut  the fabric according to the measurment or pattern. Give at least 1/2″ allowance for the seam.
  4. Start  sewing the 3 sides. Make sure to sew it twice to ensure it won’t tear.

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  • Isabelle July 2, 2013, 10:14 am

    Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.


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