I found this lovely retro chair by a skip over a year ago and have now found some time to start renovating it. I thought why not photograph the process as I go along and write a little DIY tub chair re-upholstery project post. Having covered dining table chairs and made many a cushion and even re covered an Ercol 2 seater sofa in the past, upholstering is definately a skill i'm very excited about... but am also definitely self taught and this project went a little further down the freestyle route than I had planned! Never the less I hope you'll agree its a great start...
I do not have all of the specialist tools but instead in true thrifty style decided to use the things I have at home including an upholstery staple gun which belongs to my Nan, a 1950's curtain from Heal's given to me years ago by my Mum, a small screw driver, small hammer with a claw end for removing nails, and some good scissors.
Next I went to the opposite rounded edge and pulled the fabric very taught over the top of the seat and stuffing before flipping it over again to now staple in the same way. The only difference here being to remember to keep pulling the fabric, then folding and staple along. When I got to the curve I pleated and continued to staple. The front corners folded like a bed sheet! ie fold the side edges in and the front facing flap over that and secure to hide any excess.