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jirishboy 11-14-2007 08:25 PM

Reupholstering Dining Room Chairs

I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm reupholstering my dining room chairs. The chair seats are tapered (wider in front, narrower in back) with relatively rounded corners. The trouble comes when I try to stretch the fabric over the corners. I can't seem to be able to do it without getting creases in the fabric that don't look so great. Any tricks of the trade I might apply?

Thanks in advance,

NateHanson 11-14-2007 09:23 PM

I might be able to help if you have pictures.

Is this a drop-in upholstered seat frame? Or an over-upholstered seat?

jirishboy 11-15-2007 07:11 AM

It's an over upholstered seat...thanks, Nate.

yummy mummy 11-15-2007 08:00 AM

If you try turning the material on an angle, there may be more stretch as it is on a bias and you may not get as many creases.

This may allow to pull it more to avoid the creases.

Hope this helps.

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