When applying the new cover fabric to your DIY upholstery project, you will begin with the inside, or the surfaces you are in contact with when sitting in your chair.
A general rule of thumb is to always begin with the seat, following the reverse order of removal of the old fabric. This is a handy time to refer to your notes and photos from Step 4 – Deconstruction if you have them.
The majority of the fabric attachment will involve stapling the fabric to the frame or wood elements.
If there is any machine stitching to do – such as making welt (also known as piping), stitching panels together or sewing a cushion cover, it will be completed in this step or in the next step.