Upholster Chairs With Napkins

Follow the directions below to complete this DIY cloth napkin project from HGTV Magazine .
Upholster Chairs With Cloth Napkins

Upholster Chairs With Cloth Napkins

Use a chair with a seat that’s easy to detach. Find the step-by-step instructions at this link. Napkins: Heredia 20" x 20" napkins, $8 each, anthropologie.com; Chairs: Äpplarö wood folding chairs, $35 each, ikea.com

Photo by: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Philip Friedman/Studio D

Materials Needed

  • 1/4-inch thick piece of plywood
  • batting
  • muslin
  • staple gun
  • cloth napkins

Step 1

Unhook the seat from the chair frame.

Step 2

Cut a 1/4-inch-thick piece of plywood slightly smaller than the size of the seat, or have a home improvement store do it for you. Cut several pieces of batting the same size as the seat.

Step 3

Place the wood on top of the seat, followed by the batting, then a large piece of muslin. Flip the stack upside down. Use a staple gun to fasten the muslin to the underside of the seat, pulling it tight as you go. Trim excess muslin.

Step 4

Flip the seat right-side up and place a napkin over the muslin. Flip the seat over again to staple the napkin to the underside of the seat, then reattach the seat to the chair.

crafting by Madeline Jacobs

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