How To Reupholster a French Chair

  • Course level: Intermediate


This pair of chairs were bought from an antique shop fifteen years ago. The fabric was starting to fray. More importantly, no-one sat on them as they were very fragile – the wooden frame had collapsed. Repairing a wooden frame can be found in the woodwork section.
Submitted by Donna Stimson

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1 Lessons

Reupholster a French Chair

The Tips for Reupholstering a French Chair00:00:00

Materials Needed

  • Top fabric
  • Fleece wadding
  • Calico
  • Fibre flax or buttoning twine
  • Hessian
  • Upholstery tacks (13mm and 10mm)
  • Webbing

Tools and Implements Required/Recommended

  • Wooden mallet
  • Stuffing regulator
  • 30cm double ended needle
  • Tack hammer
  • Webbing stretcher
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Tack lifter