How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair
Update a set of dining room chairs by re-covering the cushions with a stylish new fabric.
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- upholstered seat dining chairs
- 1/2' fabric per seat cushion
- 1/2' lining per seat cushion
- temporary fabric pen
- tape measure
- staple gun
Gather Supplies and Remove Seat Cushion
Select chairs and fabric. Remove seat cushion from chair frame and original fabric from cushion. Tip: When selecting the new fabric, choose one that coordinates with the decor of your dining room.
Place seat frame with cushion side face down on lining. Trace three inches out from edge of cushion around entire frame using temporary fabric pen. Cut along line.
Staple Lining to Cushion Frame
Attach lining to frame using staple gun. Begin by stapling lining to frame at center point of each side, and then at each corner, pulling fabric tautly around frame. After sides and corners are stapled in place, continue securing lining to frame by working from center point to corner.
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