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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Trim Lining

Trim excess fabric along outer edge of staple line.

Cut Fabric

Place lined seat frame face down on fabric. Trace three inches out from edge of cushion around entire frame using temporary fabric pen. Cut along line. Tip: If using a patterned fabric, appropriately position the design on the seat cushion.

Staple Fabric to Cushion Frame

Attach fabric to frame using staple gun. Begin by stapling fabric to frame at the center point of each side, and then at each corner, pulling fabric tautly around frame.

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