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Changing The Fabric On Seat Cushions

 Changing the fabric on a seat cushion is much eaiser than you think.  And what a difference it can make to your chair as well as your room.

Tools you will need:

  1. Screw driver--either phillips or flat head
  2. Fabric
  3. Batting or foam cushion
  4. Utlity staple gun
  5. Tape measure

Measure the seat of your chair.

When you purchase your fabric, add 2-3 inches on each side.  This will give you some wiggle room.

You will need to buy batting large enough to fit the

  seat or a foam cushion.

  • Turn the chair over and unscrew the original seat from the chair.
  • Take off the old fabric.  If the cusion is bad, get rid of that also.
  • If you're using the original cushion, you may want to put a layer of batting over it to make it more comfortable to sit on.
  • Lay the fabric on the cushion then turn it over.
  • Fold a side of the fabric up onto the wood and put a staple in the middle.  Pull the fabric on the opposite side tight and staple.
  • Repeat this for the other 2 sides.
  • Now, pull the fabric all the way around and staple each pull.
  • The corners are a little tough, so try to make them tight and neat.  You may have to cut a little of the fabric to get it to lay flat.
  • Turn it over and make sure the fabric is nice and tight.
  • You're now ready to screw the seat back onto the chair.

 

 

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