In this beginner upholstery video, you will learn how to reupholster a Picture Back Style Dining Room Chair. This tutorial starts with webbing and padding the seat before moving on to reupholstering the inside and outside backs of the chair. The fabrics in this tutorial include velvet upholstery fabric for the seat and working with large print upholstery fabric for the back.  Learn pattern placement to achieve a one-of-a-kind style. The final detail in this upholstery project is attaching and making the double welt cord.

  • Part 1 Support Systems Seat And Back
  • Part 2 Padding The Dining Room Chair Seat
  • Part 3 Seat Fabric
  • Part 4 Inside Back Fabric
  • Part 5 Outside Back Fabric
  • Part 6 Cording And Dust Cover

Run Time: 2 hours

Supplies List

  • Synthetic Cotton
  • Dacron
  • Foam – 2” 2.6 density 35 lb compression
  • Jute Webbing
  • Burlap
  • Synthetic Sagless
  • 9/16 and ⅜ Staples
  • Cambric Dust Cover
  • 5/32” Welt Cord
  • Muslin
  • Hot Glue


  • Pneumatic Upholstery Staple Gun
  • Air Compressor
  • Wire cutters
  • Osborne 120 ½ staple puller
  • Osborne Goose Neck Webbing Stretcher
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Double Welt Foot
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Measuring tape or yardstick
  • Pencils and chalk to mark fabric

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