What supplies do I need to reupholster a chair?

What supplies do I need to reupholster a chair?

Upholstery Tools

  • Rubber Mallet. Every home needs a rubber mallet.
  • Straight-Blade Sewing Scissors. Best for cutting fabric, thin foam, batting, and thread.
  • Upholstery Needle. A must have.
  • Stapler or Tack Hammer. These are necessary for adhering materials to furniture frame.
  • Claw Tool.
  • Webbing Stretcher.

What kind of batting do you use for upholstery?

Polyester batting is used in upholstery to soften the edges of furniture. It is more of a foam consistency when used in upholstery than the type of batting used in quilting and very common in outdoor furniture and cushions because of its resistance to mildew.

How do you fix frayed upholstery?

  1. Check the tear for frays.
  2. Fold the edges of the tear under, then press the folds down firmly with your fingers.
  3. Thread a curved upholstery needle or mattress needle with a piece of nylon thread.
  4. Pinch the edges of the fabric together.
  5. Pull the thread all the way through to make a stitch.

How do you put Batting on a chair seat?


  1. Prep the Chair. Remove old fabric and staples.
  2. Slit the Batting.
  3. Staple the Batting in Place.
  4. Trim Around the Legs.
  5. Secure the Excess Batting.
  6. Add Batting to the Backrest.
  7. Attach the Batting to the Rolled Edge.
  8. Trim the Batting.

How thick should Batting be for dining room chairs?

4. Cover the foam with a 1/2-inch layer of Dacron polyester batting. Start by stapling the batting to center of each side of the seat, then work your way around, pulling the batting tight as you go. 5.

What is the difference between upholstery and reupholstery?

As verbs the difference between reupholster and upholster is that reupholster is to upholster again; to replace the attached fabric covering on furniture while upholster is to fit padding, stuffing, springs, webbing and fabric covering to furniture.