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Old 03-20-01, 05:39 PM
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First I would like to know if this(upholstery of a wing back chair) can be done at home, by a person who has no experience? or should I just take it to a upholstery store. I really would like to do this project on my own. What tools would I need? How long should it take? What kind of fabric should I purchase?
 
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Old 03-29-01, 12:20 PM
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Old 04-01-01, 06:25 PM
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I'm a do-it-yourselfer and I have only upholstered a wing chair and a sofa. My first project was the chair. I found that by taking the old upholstery off I was able to determine the order of upholstering the parts of the chair and the technique. My only tools were my sewing machine for the cording and hammer and tacks. As with most projects it took longer than I would have estimated.
 
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Old 05-03-04, 08:46 PM
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Reupholstering wing back chair

I would like to reupholster a wing back chair and don't know how to start. Do I take the chair apart, remove the old fabric and use that as a pattern? I have done he cushion and am really nervous about the chair part.

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Old 05-04-04, 01:52 PM
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Old 05-30-04, 05:12 AM
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A wing back chair was my 1st project over 20 years ago and yes you can do it at home. Use the old pieces of fabric as patterns. Disassemble the chair in the following order, outside back, outside arms, inside arms, inside back, and seat decking. Cut the new pieces the same size as the old ones and assemble in reverse order. Make sure the pattern on the fabric flows the same direction on the chair. Good luck and happy upholstering.
 
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