Here’s a short time-lapse of re-upholstering a wingback chair:
The steps below are meant to provide a Basic Guide – just one version of what to expect before tackling your own upholstery project. Interested in taking a class? Check out our class page for a current schedule of live and online classes.
Click the links below for a detailed description and photos of each step, using several different chairs as examples:
Step 1: Evaluation
Step 2: Measuring
Step 3: Fabric Selection
Step 4: Deconstruction
Step 5: Cleaning, Repair & Refinishing
Step 6: Reconstruction: Padding
Step 7: Fabric Layout & Cutting
Step 8: Reconstruction: Applying Fabric to the Inside Surfaces of your Chair
Step 9: Reconstruction: Applying Fabric to the Outside Surfaces of your Chair
Step 10: Celebrate!