How to Reupholster a Wingback Rocker, Part VI: The Wings

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Sorry for the long silence – Thanksgiving week was a bit crazy with all sorts of snow and travel and Thanksgiving and an early Christmas celebration. But here we are – week six, the wings!

  • Step 1: Pin the wing fabric on both sides of the chair, making sure the grain is aligned the way you want it. Using your chalk, draw a line around the arm where the welting seam will go. Sew the welting on along your line (more instructions on this in Step V).

  • Step 2: Put the wing fabric in place. Tuck the fabric in around the chair back and staple to inside of the back rail.

  • Step 3: Bring the wing fabric over the top of the chair and pleat/fold the fabric neatly in the back and staple.

  • Step 4: Staple the fabric to the side of the chair, directly below the padding. Add in crisp pleats where necessary, making sure to match them on both wings.




  • Step 5: Trim up your fabric and cut folds so they will lay flat, and you are done with the wings!

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