How To: Re-upholster vintage dining room chairs

Re-upholster vintage dining room chairs

Learn how to re-upholster six vintage dining room chairs and learn how to re-cover a vintage ottoman. Give new life to an old piece with organic fabric! This is a quick tip that will keep your linens smelling fresh.

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The best way to make the piping is to take the fabric, roughly a square of it, and cut diagonally into strips. Then sew the strips end to end. This means the fabric strip is now on the bias (diagonal) and has a great deal of stretch to turn corners, preventing the bunching seen on this ottoman. Insert the cording and sew away! Since she used a stripe, the diagonal cuts will make for an interesting piped border.

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