Learn How to Reupholster this Antique Rolled Arm Club Chair

Each lesson details a specific part of the upholstery processes involved in reupholstering this antique rolled arm club chair.

I will start by showing you how to pad the frame to create a comfortable feel. Next we will move on to adding a boxing detail to the front of the deck area.

You will see and learn the steps I use create consistent pleats on the arm fronts to accent the padded and fabric covered wooden arm panels.

Speaking of arm panels, we will show you how we use finish nails as an alternate method for attaching the front arm panels. Learning where to make the appropriate cuts to manipulate fabric around frame components can be intimidating, but I will guide you on just how to do this and build your confidence along the way.

The fabric used for this project was a tapestry chenille with a large motif that involved pattern matching.

During this video you will see how I plan out my cuts to achieve a perfectly matched pattern from the front of the chair flowing up the cushion onto the inside back of this upholstered chair.

Run Time: 2 hours 47 mins


  • Part 1 EdgeRoll
  • Part 2 Decking The Chair
  • Part 3 Inside Arms
  • Part 4 Inside Back
  • Part 5 Outside Arms
  • Part 6 Outside Back
  • Part 7 Arm panels
  • Part 8 Pattern Matching The Cushion


  • Sageless or Jute webbing
  • Ruby Italian Jute to tie springs
  • Burlap
  • 1 roll Cotton
  • 1 oz. Bonded Dacron
  • 5/32″ Welt Cord
  • Cambric Dust cover
  • Luan for Arm panels
  • 8 yards of fabric


  • Scissors
  • Straight Edge
  • Tape Measure
  • 6″ Ruler
  • 1/4″ Cording Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  •  Jukie DNU 1541S Walking foot Sewing Machine
  • Chalk marking tool (Clover Chalk Pencil)
  • 3″ Curved Needle
  • Pneumatic Staple Gun
  • Upholsters Pins

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