How to Reupholster a Chair2024-02-26T15:33:04-05:00

Learn how to reupholster chairs the funeasystylish way!

Whether you’re brand new to upholstering furniture or you’ve got a few project chairs under your belt, we’re here to help you!

Add creativity and style to your home and have fun in the process.

Learn by watching, love by doing.

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Join the thousands of DIYers that turn to Kim’s Upholstery for guidance and advice.

It is a great place to learn upholstery skills that will get you through any chair upholstery project. Our membership is packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of reupholstering and upcycling chairs.

Learn how to reupholster:

  • Dining room chairs

  • Picture back chairs

  • Decorative side chairs

  • Seat cushions

  • Chair seats

  • Chair backs

  • And so MUCH MORE

PLUS the community support you need to ensure you achieve your full potential.


  • You have an old chair you’d love to reupholster yourself, if only you could find the training and advice you need to get the job done.

  • You’d like to learn a new skill and try your hand at reupholstering dining room chairs and decorative side chairs.

  • You’re having trouble choosing fabrics and need some advice about pattern matching and styling your chair.

  • Tired of coming up empty when searching for “upholstery classes near me“?

  • You are looking for a way to work from home and make extra money by starting your very own chair design business.

  • You’ve looked at other online upholstery resources but they didn’t offer the hands-on advice and support you need.

  • If it does, then you already know how frustrating it can be trying to get quality advice & support.


We heard many stories from people with a desire to reupholster chairs and sell upcycled furniture – friendly and creative people just like you – who were getting stuck and wanted more guidance in their pursuit of learning the art of upholstery.

Surround yourself with creative people who want to help you!

In-Depth Series of Classes

As a member, you will have unlimited access to 90+ training video titles and tutorials.

  • We include skill-building videos like how to make cushion covers and seat cushions
  • Project videos for a large variety of reupholstered chairs
  • Learn which upholstery tools you will want and need
  • Talk to other members about their upcycled furniture projects
  • Access the training anytime, anywhere, from any device
  • Access to a Members Only Community
  • Weekly LIVE chat’s
  • We show you the modern techniques we use to get the job done!

All Kim’s Upholstery Members Get Access To:

Immediate Access to Our Full Suite of Training

We offer a huge library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join, from full project classes to short tips and techniques lessons.

Gain access to dozens of training videos, the Beginner’s Roadmap, hours of close-up instruction, weekly live Q&A sessions, lists of class materials and supplies, downloadable instructions, and the much loved members-only community forum.

Access to new content as soon as it’s released. Learn what you need, when you need it, from wherever you want.

A Thriving, Supportive Community of Peers

Our community is the heart of Kim’s Upholstery and the place to go for all your questions, ask for feedback, gain support, and to get to know other like minded upholsterers and DIYers.

We may be biased but we happen to think our members are amazing. They have a whole range of skills and expertise, and they make the Kim’s Upholstery community an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.

You can also ask Kim questions directly during regular live chats and Q&A sessions.

Kim and Bill Chagnon

Instruction from Furniture Upholstery Experts

Hi, we’re Bill and Kim Chagnon, owners of Kim’s Upholstery. We started our upholstery business as a hobby and soon turned it into a business to provide additional income for our family. We’ve spent years helping hundreds of families give their old furniture new life.

With a combined 30+ years in running a successful upholstery business, we decided to create a community to help others to learn the art and craft of upholstery. Learning and teaching upholstery has become our passion. We now have helped thousands of people from all around the world learn a skill that has become their passion as well.

Whether you want to learn upholstery as a hobby or to earn an income, Kim’s Upholstery has a proven track record of helping great people just like you achieve amazing results. This is now our full-time business, and we absolutely love spending our days creating training content, instructional videos, and supporting our members.

Membership Benefits

Real People, Real Learning, Real Success

“I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this site and community. I have learned so much — had so many “ah-ha” moments, I wish I had found you years ago. Kim’s teaching is exceptional and the resources available have helped me so much. I appreciate you guys so much. Keep up the GREAT work!”


“You saved the day for me as I proceeded to make this queen size headboard (that I had NOT done before). I am enclosing pictures for you to see. I DID love working on it. We delivered it yesterday to an awfully pleased couple. They couldn’t stop “oohing and “aahing” over it. My husband and I were kinda proud ourselves!!!! Many thanks again!!! Most gratefully yours.”


“I’m so very impressed with the levels of interaction and the convenient features to help us members reach the information we need for our upholstery businesses. Many of us sewers and upholsterers are not often “techno” savvy with web sites, but we depend on them often, and you’ve made this site friendly and visually attractive for our needs. Well done!”


“This is my first attempt and without your tutorials I’d be in big trouble. Seems like every time my husband comes in the room, any room, he sees me with my head glued to my iPad watching your tutorials. I told him it was the best $49 a month I’d spent in a long time!! Thank you!”


“I have been searching for how to make a cushion for my outdoor furniture. Been nervous for two days…that is until I viewed your videos. The instructions were clear and easy to understand.”


Unleash Your Creativity Get Started Today!

If you’re ready to take your upholstery skills to the next level, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to become a member…



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Frequently Asked Questions

So, you have questions? Let us try to answer those for you…

What is in the Membership?2023-05-12T11:43:15-04:00

The membership gives you unlimited access to Kim’s Upholstery training and instructional videos as long as you are a member!

You’ll have access to hours and hours of video instruction and access to our dynamic community of DIYers and soft home furnishings professionals. You can share with the group, ask questions, and get help directly from Kim and other members of the community.

Please note: Classes, videos, and instructional content created by our Featured Instructors are not included in the membership content. These items must be purchased individually. We highly recommend them and you can check them out here!

What is the price of the Monthly Membership?2022-04-04T06:09:52-04:00

The membership is ongoing so you’ll be charged a monthly membership fee of $49 until you decide to cancel.

Do I have access to all the content in the different payment opitons?2023-02-27T10:09:12-05:00

Yes, yes you do!

We give you an option for monthly, bi-annual, or annual so you can pick a payment that is right for you, but the membership content is all the same.  You’ll have access to over 360 videos included in our 90-plus video titles.  The membership is broken down into categories for easy navigation.

Is it difficult to cancel my Monthly Membership?2021-06-30T18:34:38-04:00

It is very easy. You can simply log into your account and navigate to Settings > Billing Info and click Cancel.

Are the Monthly Membership videos just a collection of YouTube videos?2019-11-22T17:32:49-05:00

No. Though we do have a popular YouTube channel, the videos included in the monthly membership are exclusively available to our members and they are not found anywhere else on the web.

Am I tied to a contract?2019-11-19T10:22:51-05:00

There is no ongoing commitment, contracts or other ties.

Does the Annual and Bi-Annual Membership automatically renew?2023-02-22T11:55:49-05:00

Yes. You will be billed annually or bi-annually until you cancel.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?2023-05-27T07:38:21-04:00

So sorry, but No. Once you have purchased your membership, you cannot get a refund. Digital content can’t be returned.

If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us and we’ll help you out.

Trusted By Professionals

Janice Lent

“Taking the step to join has offered me incredible support.  The extensive videos have been invaluable as I tackle new projects.  The live support allows me to discuss challenges and get my questions answered. I look forward to growing my skills and confidence as I continue.”

Janice Lent, Sew Nice by Janice

Tracey Windley

“Since venturing into the upholstery world, I have tackled a wingback chair, an ottoman, several headboards, dining room chairs, and even a chaise lounge! I can honestly say I could never have done this without the encouragement and training from Kim’s Upholstery!”

Tracy Windley, Sew Elegant Fine Window Designs, LLC

Diana Hershey

“Thankfully, I came across Kim’s Upholstery.  Kim is devoted to taking the time to understand your needs and dedicated to your success and finding new ways to support you.  She is also an incredible instructor and mentor, totally committed to teaching and improving your upholstery skills.”

Diana Hershey, DBH Designs

Bethany Wheaton

“I found Kim’s Upholstery training 2 years ago while looking for help with boat upholstery. I knew immediately I was meant to do furniture upholstery. Six months later I opened a workroom and started taking a few easy jobs. Less than 2 years after starting my training with Kim’s Upholstery, I quit my full time job to pursue upholstery as a permanent career.”

Bethany Wheaton, Plymouth Upholstery & Decor

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