The chair had been in the family for 25 years and still had good bones. It would be nice to have a new chair with old memories. So I decided to take the plunge to reupholster a swivel rocker.
What I learned is that upholstering a piece of furniture is just a big puzzle. I didn’t create a full tutorial since every chair is different, but the following things would be the same for any chair that you are working on.
How to Reupholster a Swivel Rocker
2. Re-use what you can. (Hardware, piping, etc.)
3. Make new fabric pieces by using the old ones as a pattern and replace batting and foam if necessary.
4. Carefully start putting the chair back together, starting with the piece you took off last and ending with the piece you took off first.Here is how my project went.