Introduction

A common problem with any armchair or sofa is that the underside upholstery fabric can begin to rip, sag, or come off entirely. This guide will provide easy instructions on how to repair the fabric in 15-20 minutes and avoid the costs of replacing the chair altogether.

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  • Turn the armchair on its back.

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Image 1/1: If the staples are too difficult to remove, cut away the fabric with scissors.
  • Use pliers to remove the staples from the chair frame.

  • If the staples are too difficult to remove, cut away the fabric with scissors.

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Image 1/1: Add an extra inch to each side to allow for error.
  • Measure out the dimensions of the perimeter of the chair frame.

  • Add an extra inch to each side to allow for error.

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Image 1/2: Cut along the traced lines. Image 2/2: Cut along the traced lines.
  • Trace the dimensions onto the new fabric.

  • Cut along the traced lines.

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Image 1/1: Adjust the folded edges as needed to the correct size.
  • Fold under approximately a 1-inch allowance from the fabric’s edges.

  • Adjust the folded edges as needed to the correct size.

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Image 1/2: If the staples do not go all the way into the chair frame, tap lightly with a hammer. Image 2/2: If the staples do not go all the way into the chair frame, tap lightly with a hammer.
  • Use a staple gun to staple the fabric to the chair frame starting at one corner.

  • If the staples do not go all the way into the chair frame, tap lightly with a hammer.

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Image 1/1: If the fabric is visible, remove the staples from the closest corner and pull taut.
  • Sit the chair upright and make sure the fabric is not visible or sagging.

  • If the fabric is visible, remove the staples from the closest corner and pull taut.

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