How to Reupholster a Chaise Lounge

  • Course level: Intermediate


My wonderful friend Caroline gave me this old chaise longue that she had owned for years, but never had time to reupholster. It has beautiful lines, but needed to be completely remade. If you are looking for your first upholstery project, I would not select a chaise longue, but rather an overstuffed seat, box cushion or at most a wingback chair. This project took me a long time, and involved replacing the webbing and springs of this lovely old piece of furniture. If a professional upholsterer were to look at this, he or she would find many errors, but “done is better than perfect” and up-cycled is better than discarded and replaced with a shop bought piece. If that’s not enough to convince you, it is immensely satisfying.
Submitted by Donna Stimson

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1 Lessons

Reupholster a Chaise Lounge

Reupholster a Chaise Lounge00:5:00

Materials Needed

  • Springs if they need replacing
  • Webbing
  • 10mm or 13mm upholstery tacks
  • Flax twine
  • Lay cord
  • Hessian
  • Fibre
  • Calico
  • Wadding
  • Synthetic fleece
  • Top fabric
  • Cotton thread
  • Decorative cord or braiding

Tools and Implements Required/Recommended

  • Mallet
  • Tack lifter
  • Scissors
  • Web stretcher
  • Tack hammer
  • 13cm spring needles
  • 30cm double ended needle
  • Stuffing regulator
  • Carved hand-stitching needle