Re-covering a Chair Cushion: Re-upholstering Step-by-step

When I first saw the chairs from this dining set below, I immediately thought that I needed to put on new cushions. The old ones were worn down, ripped, boring, probably 30 years old, plus: fake leather in pale grey probably never looks good on anything in the first place. Instead I thought of a warm, natural color or combination of earthy shades on a simple cotton fabric with a large pattern: just like the STOCKHOLM fabric collection at IKEA.

Step-by-step Instruction

Tools: Old short kitchen knife, screw driver, pliers, staple gun

Material: Thick durable, cotton fabric matching the size of the seat plus 8–10 cm “bleed” all around; if needed also wood adhesive, felt gliders

Duration: 20–30 minutes per chair