A bucket chair is a great option for seating in the living room, bedroom, or office. They are comfortable to sit on and they can be easily moved around because of their lightweight design. With that said, there is nothing worse than having an ugly bucket chair sitting around your home!
This blog post will teach you how to reupholster a bucket chair with some inexpensive materials from your local hardware store so that it looks new again without breaking the bank!
How do you upholster a French chair?
French chairs are a type of chair that is often made with fabric on the seat and back. They also have four legs, but they can be much shorter than a traditional dining room or living room chair.
To upholster French-style chairs you will need some great tips from this blog post! You’ll learn how to measure your furniture for an accurate fit, what kind of material to use (fabric vs leather), and how many yards it should take to cover one side of the chair.
If you’re unsure about whether or not reupholstering your own furniture is worth it, then check out these reasons why it might just be a good idea!
Reasons Why Reupholstering Is Worth It:
#1. It can make your old furniture look new again.
#2. It’s eco friendly, especially if you choose to use fabric instead of leather.
#3. You don’t have to buy a whole new chair when the cushion is worn out or it’s not quite what you had in mind anymore.
Reasons Why Reupholstering Isn’t Always Worth It:
#1. The cost for materials (fabric and glue) might be more expensive than buying a brand new piece of furniture from the store already done! This article will hopefully provide some great tips on how to upholster French-style chairs that will help with any decision making process!
You may also want to check out this other article on how to reupholster a chair or this one if upholstering is something you want to do for your home!
#2. The cost of the tools and equipment needed may be more than what it would take to just invest in new furniture.
How much fabric do I need to cover a French chair?
Step 1. It is important to measure the chair before buying fabric since it will be necessary for both sides. The best way would be to take a fabric that measures about three and one-half yards per side, as this should give enough length to have overlap on each end of the wood frame.
Step 2. A good rule of thumb is to cut out extra material at least two inches wider than what’s needed because you don’t want any part of your upholstery peeking through! To get an accurate measurement so there are no surprises feel free to put some pins where the dimensions match up with the measurements from your own furniture piece.
Step 3. Now using these marks measure around: width (front), height (back) and depth (front and back).
Step 4. The time has come to cut out the excess material! You should do this by cutting at a 45-degree angle so that you have two triangles or rectangles where there is fabric.
Step 5. After doing all of your measurements, it’s as easy as sewing the pieces together from edge to edge.
Step 6. Lastly, fold over any edges for extra support and use staples or tacks to secure everything in place. Your new upholstered furniture piece will be looking great with no need for DIY skills!
How To Replace Cushions On French Style Chairs
All you need to do is pull out the old cushion and then find a new one that will match the size of your chair.
Then, put some glue on the fabric with a sponge or brush, press it onto the inside front edge of one side until all air bubbles are removed from underneath. Put pins along each corner for extra support before flipping over and doing the same thing on the other side using pinning at corners again as well!
When done flip back over so the finished part is now facing up (the unfinished bottom) and place heavy objects like books on top to prevent glueing flap from sticking down while waiting for drying time. Make sure weight is evenly distributed around the whole base because this can help prevent some bubbles from forming.
After it’s dry, cut off the excess fabric and sew a seam up the back of the chair to match with one side (you will not need to do this on one edge because you already glued that down).
Steps on Reupholstering A Bucket Swivel Chair
Step One: Take the old fabric off of the chair.
Take any clips or staples out from under the fabric and fold them over so that you can easily work with them. Start by taking a seam ripper to rip out all of the stitches holding together each panel on both sides of your bucket swivel chair (you might need to refer back to this step if you find yourself getting stuck later). Once every stitch has been ripped, put them in separate piles for easy storage later on.
Step Two: Remove seat coverings, foam padding, and springs as well as tacks and nails using pliers. Tack up one side first until you have removed everything underneath then do the other side it may be easier to work with just one side at a time.
Step Three: Cut fabric panels into the appropriate size for your chair and cut off excess material that will not be used. (Remember, you want to use as much of the original fabric as possible.) Layout all of the pieces on top of each other and sew together with straight stitches by hand or using an electric machine if desired-this should fasten it in place so that it is easier to get a tight fit around any curves later on.