how to upholster a chair video

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Upholstering a chair might seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually a lot easier than you think. The key is to take your time and follow a few simple steps. In this article, we will guide you through the process of upholstering a chair using a video tutorial as our guide.

Gather your supplies

Before you begin, you will need to gather your supplies. Here is a list of items that you will need:

  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Hot glue gun
  • Trim
  • Foam padding (optional)

Remove the existing fabric

The first step to upholstering a chair is to remove the existing fabric. If the chair is older, the fabric may be brittle and easy to remove. However, if the chair is new, the fabric may be more difficult to remove. Use your screwdriver to remove any screws or staples holding the fabric in place. Once the old fabric is removed, use a pair of scissors to cut any remaining staples or threads.

Attach the new fabric

Now that you have removed the old fabric, it’s time to attach the new fabric. Start by laying out your fabric over the chair and adjusting it until it is the right size and shape. Once you have the fabric in place, use your staple gun to tack it down in a few places. Make sure the fabric is taut, but not too tight, and adjust it as necessary. Continue stapling the fabric to the chair, working your way around the edges.

Add the finishing touches

Once you have the fabric attached, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Trim any excess fabric with your scissors and use your hot glue gun to attach any trim you may want to add. If your chair needs additional padding, now is the time to add it. Cut foam padding to fit the chair and attach it with your staple gun. Finally, attach any additional hardware, such as screws or buttons.


Congratulations! You have now upholstered your own chair. With a little patience and practice, you can become an expert at upholstering furniture. Now that you know how to upholster a chair, you can apply these skills to other furniture projects as well. Happy upholstering!


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