How To Upholster Round Corners

Reupholstering chairs modify their design and make the worn-out pieces of furniture look almost new. On rounded corners, covering decorative fabric is not as easy as upholstering straight or square corners. However, a clean, round corner is not so challenging to accomplish and needs patience, practise, and a steady hand. You can create a custom look in your home whenever you want, saving on additional costs otherwise given to a professional, once you learn the art of reupholstering rounded cushions and seat corners. The round corners should be upholstered using the following example of a method in which the round corned chair seat has been upholstered:

Step 1:

The process continues with the removal of the seat. In the first step, the user has to turn the chair upside down and detach all the screws supporting the chair from the bottom using a screwdriver. When all the screws have been removed, the user has to shift the seats in which the seat would come out of the chair.

Step 2:

The next step would be to measure the seat to decide the fabric, foam and wrapping needed for the procedure. The user needs to measure the sheet dimensions horizontally and vertically and multiply the dimensions by 2 to determine the appropriate fabric. To calculate the appropriate beating measurement, the user has to add 10 inches to the seat’s actual size. The required foam measurement can calculate by adding 6 inches to the actual seat size.

Step 3:

After that, the user has to extract the old fabric and foam from the round seat. The user has to extract the staples from the bottom of the seat using the pliers and then remove the cloth and foam from the rigid portion appropriately. The step would allow the user to reveal the wooden seat used as a guide for cutting the cloth, foam and batting.

Step 4:

The next move would be to cut the fabric, foam and batting according to the necessary measurements. Next, the customer has to cut the cloth that should be twice the wooden seat’s size and be laid on the flat surface. The batting should be cut 8 inches wider than the wooden seat and put over the middle cloth. After that, the user has to remove the foam 6 inches bigger than the wooden seat. The user would then position the wooden seat over the foam and outline it using a marker. After that, the user would use a sharp box knife to cut the foam across the marked area.

Step 5:

The user has to spray adhesive on the next process’s wooden seat and attach the cut-out foam. The user has to position the foam side over the batting focused over the fabric until the foam sticks correctly over the wood. The experts have suggested that foam be put over the batting in the middle. After that, one side of the fabric must be covered by the customer and stapled down to the wooden seat to ensure that the staple passes through the padding and fabric. Then, by pulling the fabric tightly, the user needs to staple the reverse side.

Step 6:

The last part of this process is to stack the rounded corners of the fabric. The user has to stack the middle of each rounded corner by pulling and wrapping the corner fabric tightly. After that, the user needs to press, pull and stack the remaining areas tightly by forming a folded pattern. When the seat has been upholstered, the user needs to re-attach it back to the chair by using the screws previously removed.

Leave a Comment