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How to Re-cover a Dining Room Chair (page 2 of 2)

Update a set of dining room chairs by re-covering the cushions with new fabric.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty


Step-by-Step Instructions:

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.

Attach Fabric at Corners

After sides and corners are stapled in place, continue securing fabric to frame by working from center point to each corner. Pull fabric snuggly around curved corners to eliminate tucks on top side of cushion.

Reattach Seat Cushion to Chair Frame

After seat cushion is covered with new fabric, reattach to chair frame using original hardware.

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