I have always enjoyed sewing and over the years at various times I have recovered cushions on lounge suites etc. but I have never actually recovered a complete chair. ie. the bits of fabric that actually wrap around the wooden frame.

My younger daughter found some dining chairs that had been put out on the kerb for the rubbish recycle day and thought that they looked in good enough condition to be recovered.

I carefully removed the original covers and then made the pattern pieces in the new fabric.  The first chair I covered using a manual stapler but the second one was done using an air stapler that my husband had bought. (He loves gadgets!) The air stapler made the job much easier.

This chair was covered with a faux suede fabric.

This one was covered using an Ikea fabric.

Upholstering a chair is not as difficult as it looks.  I think the most difficult part is removing the old fabric as the staples are embedded deeply into the wood and you need a fair bit of muscle power to get them out.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. These look great! From the wide range of things you do, you look like a kindred crafty spirit!

  2. They look great! Doesn’t it make you feel good?

  3. northernnarratives says:

    You have many talents! Judy

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