Cut a new piece of foam for the seat and continued to upholster the seat and the arms.
Then upholster the front of the back
DO NOT UPHOLSTER THE BACK.
The trick to button tufting is to have something
solid at the back to secure the buttons to.
I relied on the wood uprights on this chair.
There are other methods including:
tieing around cotton, or a second button on the back side.
Here are my nifty supplies and tools.
Used upholstery buttons
My homemade upholstery needle
*your needle must be sharp and strong*
Tape - because my needle doesn't have an eye
Recover the buttons with new fabric I used the same fabric as the chair, you could choose a complementary fabric.
Make sure the back loop is exposed.
Cut your wire to approx. 12inch
Thread your cut wire through the button loop.
Using your large needle skewer your upholstery from front to back.
Now tape the wire to the end of your needle.
DO NOT USE A LOT OF TAPE. Try to keep the thickness as thin as possible to get it through the layers of fabrics smoothly or else it will get caught up and the wire will seperate from the needle. You want to get it thru the first time, everytime.
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about the love of WOOD
4 the love of WOOD is all about my adventures in repurposing vintage furniture. I live on the west coast of Canada in the greater Vancouver area. I hope to inspire you to try your hand at up cycling and provide a unique perspective when looking at unwanted items.