Reupholstering a Round Swivel Chair: Helpful Hints and Tips

A round swivel chair is a great accent to any living room and can be found in many different styles. However, how do you keep it looking new?

This blog post will be discussing how to reupholster a round swivel chair with helpful hints and tips that are sure to make your job easier.

Round Swivel Chair


Tips on Reupholstering a Round Swivel Chair

#1. The first step is to measure how long the fabric will be on either side of your chair. You’ll need to cut it a few inches wider than what you actually measured so that there’s enough room for tucking in and stitching in place.

#2. Now take one end of the fabric, fold it over about an inch from where the edge will be, and then fold it over another inch. This is the end of where you’ll start stitching.

#3. Place one hand on each side of the fabric and pull tight to keep everything even before starting your stitches with a basic running stitch.- Pulling nice straight lines helps make sure that all of your corners are going in the right direction.

Now, take your needle and thread through the fabric with a basic running stitch on one side of the chair.- One hand is still holding onto each end to keep everything tight before you start sewing in place (don’t forget about the corners!)

#4. You’ll need to change how tightly you’re pulling at some point so that you can pull it tight enough to turn the chair over and push the needle through – but not too tightly that you rip either side out of shape.

#5. Make sure your thread is holding onto both ends when you’re flipping, then continue sewing in place with a basic running stitch on the other side of the chair.- Pull everything as tight as possible before you start sewing in place.

If your thread isn’t cutting it, and the hole is too large to hold on tightly enough with one hand, use your knee as a clamp while you sew.- Use some pins or safety pins at an angle (pointing away from the chair) – this will help keep everything in place before you start sewing.

#6. Sewing will be easier if you use a needle for the fabric and thread that are similar in colour so they’re less noticeable when stitching around curves or corners.- Be sure to sew as close to the edge of your stitches as possible, with just enough space left so it’s not too tight.

#7. You should never have to worry about how to reupholster a round swivel chair. Taking the time to learn how will make your furniture last longer and it’ll look great!

If you’re using an old, worn-out fabric that is too thin for sewing purposes, use some tape or a piece of paper as reinforcement in areas where there are curves or corners.

#8. You can use a new piece of fabric for the seat and backrest, but it’s best to reuse any cushioning that is still in good condition so you don’t have to purchase additional materials. Make sure all stitching is hidden from view when sewing on your old material and adding new pieces.

If you’re using an old, worn-out fabric that is too thin for sewing purposes, use some tape or a piece of paper as reinforcement in areas where there are curves or corners.

#9. When cutting your old material to the right size before reupholstering it onto the chair frame, cut a bit larger than needed and then trim after you have the fabric in place. When reupholstering, always start at the bottom and work your way up so you don’t get any wrinkles or creases when attaching the material to the chair frame.


How do you reupholster a curve?

Attach a piece of muslin to the chair so you have something to work with. This way, when you attach your fabric onto the frame it is easier and sometimes less noticeable if there are any lumps or wrinkles in the material.

Use plenty of staples on each side while attaching the reupholstered fabric to the frame.

Use a staple gun to attach fabric onto the chair back, going in rows and pulling tight every time you get an inch or two attached – this way there are no loose areas on your material that could create wrinkles when you sit down.


How do you cover a curved back chair?

Cut the fabric to how large you want it.

Place a chair on top of the fabric and fold it over onto the floor.

Sew around in a circle, sewing from one side of your fabric to another until you reach where you started. This will hold everything in place while giving you flexibility as to how tight you want to sew.

Place the chair on top of that, pull it tight and start sewing around.

Sew all the way down to where you started in a circle. The fabric will now be attached to your frame with some elasticity for how tightly or loosely you choose to sew everything together.


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