How to Reupholster Chair Bed

Oct 20th
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Chair bed – If the sofa bed has seen better days, you can either throw it out, or you can reupholster it. Reupholster can make an old piece of furniture look clean and stylish, at a fraction of the price to buy a new one. It’s not as difficult as it seems. The hardest part is to cut the new fabric the right dimensions. By carefully removing the old fabric, you can use it to get perfect measurements.

Instructions

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Remove the old fabric from the chair bed. It is probably attached with staples and small nails. Use pliers to pull them out. If the fabric is glued on, you may need to cut. Hold all zippers. Keep track of all the fabric pieces. Mark each one so you know where it came from. If you cut a piece into sections, hold them together. Check the old padding. If it’s still in good condition, you can leave it. Otherwise, remove it and replace it with new padding. Hold down new batting with padding pins, using the hammer to bang them. Spread out the new fabric.

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Place the old fabric pieces on top of the new fabric and trace using a fabric pen. You will need that extra fabric to attach it to the sofa. Sew old zippers on the new fabric with the sewing machine. Use old pieces as a guide. Hang the new fabric over the chair bed. Make sure each piece goes in the right place. Keeps the fabric in place using the upholstery pins? Start at the back of the sofa and attach the fabric with a staple gun, fold over the sides. Trim any excess fabric and use hot glue to attach piping or trim.

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