In this video tutorial, you will learn how to upholster a dining room style chair:

  • Upholster the outside back from the front of the frame
  • Add your inside back support using sagless
  • Use cotton and dacron for padding
  • Attach your inside back fabric
  • Attach a single welt detail to the inside back of the chair
  • How to use 2″ of foam and dacron to pad the slip seat
  • Create boxed corners on the slip seat and why this is the best option
  • Add a single welt detail to the bottom of your seat before finishing off with a dust cover

This tutorial is broken down into parts so you can easily find the section you want. With a membership, you can view this video as many times and as often as you’d like.

  • Part 1 Padding and Seat
  • Part 2 Seat fabric Cording And Dust Cover
  • Part 3 Outside Back Fabric
  • Part 4 Padding And Adding Fabric To Inside Back
  • Part 5 Adding Decorative Cording To Inside Back

Total Run Time: 122 minutes

Supplies List

  • High Density 2.4 firm foam large enough for your project
  • 1 ounce bonded Dacron 1 yard by 54″
  • 5/32″ Fiber flex welt cord
  • 3/8″ staples
  • Foam spray adhesive
  • Synthetic cotton
  • Black accord dust cover
  • Hot glue sticks


  • Longnose pneumatic staple gun and compressor
  • Osborne 120 1/2 staple puller
  • Osborne Bent Awl
  • Wire cutters
  • Sharp scissors
  • Small snipping scissors
  • Upholsterers Regulator
  • High temp hot glue gun
  • Foam Saw or Electric Carving Knife
  • Straight edge and tape measure