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How To Reupholster A Round Chair Seat


If you saw my patio set makeover last week, you'll remember the round chair seats I reupholstered:


They were easy to do, and boy do they look a ton better with new fabric! I figured out a pretty great method for getting a smooth finish on the seats. Here's how you can cover your own round seats:

Cut out a circle of fabric 3-4 inches larger than the seat. Place the fabric right side down on your work surface, then lay the pad and wood seat on top of that. All three layers should be front side down.


Start stapling! You will need to use a heavy duty staple gun. I stapled following the order of the numbers in the photo below. Every time I stapled, I made sure to smooth out the fabric and pull it tight. That's why you always staple one side, then go directly across from it next... it helps pull the fabric tight.


After you've stapled a lot, you'll end up with bunches of fabric that stick up. Pinch them into triangle shaped pleats like this:


Then staple them in three places, like this:


Continue around the whole circle until everything is stapled down nice and tight.


You should be left with a perfectly reupholstered seat cushion!


Mine sit loosely atop the metal frames, so all I had to do was set them on and I was done.



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