Making a tufted sofa sounds like a daunting task, but in reality it’s a simple job that only requires a few basic tools. A quick trip to a fabric store lets you put the rest of what you need, and soon you can get a brand new chair or series of chairs. Remove the old chair. Turn the chair upside down and screw the old seat from the frame. Use a flat screwdriver to remove staples that hold the old fabric and padding. Throw clamps and old fabrics. If the old padding is in good shape to use again, leave it in place.
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If it is flattened, crumbly, or not spring back when pressed with your finger, remove it and use new foam for the new seat. Cut your material. Use the tufted sofa board as a template, cut foam about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) larger than the seat around. Cut the wool 2 inches (5 cm) wider around and cut the fabric 4 inches (10 cm) wider around. If reuse the original padding, omit the new foam, but include the new wad to help the fabric lay softly over the finished chair. Stack material. On a clean floor, put the furniture cloth first (good downward), the batting next, the foam (if you use) after it.
Find me in front of the seat, and then pull the fabric on that seat up and tight over the seat board. Staple the fabric to the board about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the edge of the board. Turn around and find my chair back. Staple the fabric on the tufted sofa aboard that spot in the same way. Work from the middle and outwards, staple the rest of the front and back. Also work from the middle and outwards, attach the sides in the same way. For the corners, fold the fabric from the side (not front or back) and staple it, then fold down the fabric that comes from the front or back to staple and fasten it with another staple.