Howdy all, Emily right here. I did one thing massive, time consuming and considerably troublesome. However I did it! I’ve been eager to reupholster a chair for some time. I’ve dabbled in redoing chairs, however they have been easy cushion redo’s. Nevertheless, this time I tackled the complete, massive time, full reupholster. I additionally challenged myself and did this with completely no stitching!
There’s not too many examples of this on the web, so it was a number of trial and error for me. I bought this chair from a second hand retailer. It was outdated and had a horrible colour. However, I favored the bones of the chair.
Step one in reupholstering this chair is taking it aside. I didn’t know what sort of form the cushions beneath the fabric have been in. As soon as all aside I might have the ability to see how a lot wanted to get replaced.
As soon as I had the chair aside I noticed all of it wanted to get replaced. I didn’t even take footage of it. The cushions had a odor to it and I simply needed them off and out of my home. So every part was stripped however the wooden and the springs. I did save the fabric that was on prime to make use of as a template if wanted for the brand new materials.
I bought a whole lot of foam. I bought two giant squares which are three inch thick foam. Two yards of 1/2 inch foam, and one package deal of quilting cotton batting.
Step one on this reupholster job was to get the seat cushion accomplished. Setting the massive sq. foam on the seat and marking it to the dimensions of the seat.
I cute the cushion right down to measurement utilizing a razor blade. I used the seat template from the previous materials to ensure I used to be not slicing an excessive amount of. If I wanted to revise and reduce extra that may have been higher than too little.
I minimize the seat cushion, and made positive it match snugly.
As soon as I had the seat cushion fitted appropriately. Earlier than I began including any material I wanted so as to add the cushion to the edges of the chair. I’m utilizing the thinner cotton quilt batting to cushion the edges, arms and to cowl the cushions and convey all of them collectively. This manner any strains or dips within the cushions will probably be coated and hidden by the batting. I folded the batting in on the entrance of the chair.
I used a normal air stapler. It has sufficient energy to push the staple via the material and into the wooden of the chair.
I wanted to cowl it with the brand new materials. I bought a darkish grey cotton materials, three yards value. It’s a sturdy, heavy and thick material. This can make it’s much less more likely to get ripped. I additionally bought a light-weight grey with a sample to go on the again of the chair. I bought 2 yards of that material.
Step one for this was to make use of the seat template from the unique material to measure the place the brand new material must be minimize. When it was reduce, I reduce slits within the material the place the chair has a break within the wooden backing. Then slipped the material by way of the again of the chair. It will assist in holding the material tight on the chair.
If this was a traditional chair reupholster I might have sewn the fabric across the cushion. Nevertheless, since this can be a problem to do that chair with no stitching the plan of motion is to maintain issues as good and tight as potential. Ensuring the fabric is pulled tight, virtually squishing the cushion is one of the simplest ways to ensure all stays safe and in place.
I wrapped the entrance of the material across the seat cushion and the underside of the chair. I then pushed the material underneath the chair and stapled it down.
I pulled the again of the material of the seat cushion very tightly and stapled that as properly.
As soon as I had the material stapled to the seat cushion I wanted to make it look neat and tidy. The corners have been slightly little bit of a situation. I made a decision one of the simplest ways to make them look nearly as good as attainable was to make a diagonal fold on both aspect of the chair. Pulling tightly in order that there isn’t a give when anybody sits down.
The cushion was completed and safe, due to the securing of the cushion and the material to the entrance and the underside of the chair.
The subsequent step was to make the cushion for the again of the chair. I positioned the thinner cushion on the again. Reduce round it.
Being positive of the cuts and making the cushion match into the groove of the chair again.
I lined the remainder of the edges of the chair with the folded over quilt batting. Stapling it into place.
The again of the chair is damaged up into three sections, with wooden separating them. The center part is the most important, and the 2 sides are slender and odd formed. The center part was straightforward so as to add the cushion to. Easy cute have been made to make it match into place.
To get the form for the edges right with the cushion I set a bit of paper on the aspect and traced a template.
Set the template on the cushion.
Used a razor blade and reduce alongside the template into the cushion.
I repeated on each side and acquired each side minimize and fitted correctly.
The again cushions was wedged in virtually completely. Which was wanted with a purpose to make the cushions keep in place.
The plan was to make the cushions safe by including the quilt batting over the cushions. This will probably be pulled tightly and can maintain the again cushions in place. To do that I hooked up the quilt batting to the highest of the chair, leaving the lengthy portion of the batting behind the chair. Which can ultimately be used because the cushion help.
I pulled it tightly and stapled the highest and the underside of the quilt batting. Now the entire chair was cushioned and secured.
To maneuver this alongside the subsequent step was so as to add material to the entrance of the chair the place your again sits on the chair. It was troublesome due to the pure curve within the chair. Earlier than I tackled that headache I minimize and stapled the the highest portion of the material to the chair, all alongside the again and the higher portion of the aspect.
To make the curve work with the fabric I attempted a number of various things. The one which I discovered labored the perfect was to chop slits within the material. I used to be then capable of manipulate it and pull it tight in parts. Permitting the fabric to wrap across the curve that approach. All the material that was being pulled and stapled to the again might be coated by the sunshine patterned grey material. So making the again of the chair neat proper now shouldn’t be an issue.
The perfect recommendation I may give for the entire undertaking is to tug it as tight as attainable. All the material will naturally have a whole lot of give when being sat on so to attenuate that the material must have the least quantity of give as attainable with out ripping the material. I didn’t get an ideal curve, there’s a little bit of strains on the curve. With this being a no sew one I anticipated a few of the strains wold not be good.
As soon as the material was fitted across the curve I minimize the surplus material, to assist in minimizing any strains which may present by means of the again material.
The entrance of the chair was finished, however I wanted so as to add the material buttons to the entrance which can add element and break up the look of the entrance of the chair. To do that I bought material buttons, and minimize parts of the sunshine patterned material. I wrapped the buttons within the material, to make them pop towards the darkish grey material.
The again of the material buttons have a small loop in it. This loop is used to tie the string to the again and pull it via the material and safe it within the again.
I marked the place on the again seat portion of the chair I needed the material button to go. Looped the string by way of the button.
Then push the needle by means of the again of the chair, pulling all the string with it.
The button will probably be pulled up with the string.
The buttons have been on and the element was added to the entrance.
With the entrance of the chair absolutely finished, I’m able to add the again material to the chair. I did this by folding the sunshine grey material alongside the highest again of the chair.
Stapling it alongside the seam the place the staples of the darkish material was pulled and secured to.
I used to be getting so excited as a result of I knew as soon as this was secured I simply had yet one more step till this chair is completed. I reduce the material and folded it alongside the again of the chair. Making an attempt to maintain the fold strains evenly hitting the chair.
I wrapped the material beneath the chair. Slicing the material to suit across the legs of the chair.
I wanted a approach to disguise all the staples, so I deliberate on utilizing upholstery nails. There are strips obtainable to make use of, however they must be sewed on. Nevertheless, due to my private problem of not stitching this in any respect I’m utilizing particular person nails for this. Pushing within the nails, one after the other.
I used to be capable of disguise all the staples and folds with the upholstery nails. It provides a pleasant little element to the chair, in addition to hides all the work and folding that went into it. I stood again as soon as all was completed, and was so excited. I completed a no sew full chair reupholster.
There’s a few parts of this that would have been higher if I did sew it. Nevertheless, not everybody has the provides or expertise to stitch issues. The one provides I wanted for this was a heavy obligation air stapler, scissors, and lengthy staples. All issues that most individuals have or can simply even lease from a house enchancment retailer.
The chair is good and delicate. There isn’t any exhausting spots or parts the place the wooden is felt. Including all the layers was wanted and made this chair as cozy as attainable.
This chair had loads of steps, a couple of complications, and loads of time. However, not one of the steps have been too difficult, and most was capable of found out by shifting the material and making an attempt issues out. If I had chosen a chair with out the curved edge it will have been a a lot easier job.
I feel redoing this chair with out stitching it makes an incredible up cycle. I’ve seen many chairs in yard gross sales or secondhand shops however have been deterred from shopping for them due to the sample of the material. This manner of doing it makes it potential for anybody to redo a chair that they just like the bones of, however need to redo the look of it. This can be a nice concept to modernize or change up the look of a room. Having stitching expertise isn’t wanted to get the job completed and have a phenomenal chair that’s each snug and classy.