The most satisfying part of reupholstering a chair can also be the most intimidating. Putting the sides and back on. But if you have the right supplies and the right steps. It can go smoothly. Meet your new best friend.
Curve Ease, also know as Ply Grip. I purchase mine from DIY upholstery supply.
Line it up where you want your seem.
Trim your edges.
Now bend the bottom edges with the teeth up with your thumb.
Grab the piece of fabric measured for the side, line it up and start tucking it in behind the teeth.
You can also use an awl to help get it tucked in nicely. Keep going until it is all tucked in. Pull it tight and staple the bottom end under the chair.
Grab a rubber mallet so you don’t hurt your fabric and tap the curve ease all the way closed.
Tada! The side is on!
To see the finished chair, click HERE.
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