How To Sew Pipping For A Chair Seat Cover – Have you ever wanted to re-upholster your old chair, but didn’t know how to sew upholstery piping? It’s time to jam. Installing a casing pipe is not difficult. Today, how to sew hood pipes is amazing! Today I’m letting you cut corners and get great results!
It really is that simple! This is so exciting to me because it opens up a whole new level of DIY for even the most novice of sewing skills. 🙂 In my tutorial today I will be using a sewing machine, but for this tutorial you will only need basic sewing skills. You just need to know how to sew.
How To Sew Pipping For A Chair Seat Cover
If you’re reading this and don’t know how to sew. Let me know and I’ll be happy to show you. I thought I’d do a series for sewing beginners, so let me know if you’re interested.
Selecting The Perfect Piping
But back to today’s tutorial. If you’ve been on my site lately, you probably know that last week I reupholstered an old barrel cane chair. Before I did the chair tutorial, I decided to jump the gun. But this week I’m taking the time to prepare several lessons because I want to not only show you what I’ve done, but encourage you to do the same.
Today we will learn how to make a bell pipe. Here’s an easy project to inspire you, live longer and save money.
If the chair is reupholstered. An easy way to do this is to measure the sleeve you are removing from the chair. Using the pliers, remove the wire from the old pipe. You can use a length of old fabric as a template for your new pipe. Add 3-5 inches of room to a mobile.
If you add pipes where they weren’t before. Add this length to the total. Again, I always think it’s a good idea to add a few inches to the overall length, so add a little to the overall length so you don’t come up short.
Wrought Studio Brinlee Wrought Studio™ Outdoor Cushion 18” W X 16.5” D With Piping & Reviews
Now you have your measurements. Cut your fabric into 2 inch strips according to your measured length. The fabric should be wide enough to create a seam around your thread, and there will still be some edges left when the seam is finished. 2″ is plenty for my project.
You should be able to sew closer to the scarf than the presser foot allows. Replace your sewing machine foot with a zipper. Sew a seam across the carding.
After sewing the seam through the casing, you are done with the casing tube. You don’t want to fix your throat until you’re in the chair. With my chair, there is a hole in the back of the chair that the tube is pushed through.
Unfortunately, I was ready to finish the chair, so I couldn’t take a picture of the next steps 🙂 But take the hose and reconnect it where you disconnected it on the chair. You can use a stapler or hot glue to connect the tubes. For my project I used a staple gun on the seat and a glue gun on the back.
How To Reupholster A Chair
The most difficult part of this chair’s repair was probably reattaching the bell tubes to the back. This is mainly because I used braces on the back of the chair and they sit lower than the staples I did before. To make up that side, I created a double tube hole. Again I followed the instructions and sewed the two threads together.
Here’s what the double pipe looks like. That’s it, your hood piping is complete! I think it’s totally possible now, you’ll stop being afraid to start on your stuck chair! I can do it and so can you! The only way to really improve is to start!
So if you are ready to start. Start at the beginning of this tutorial series and start removing fabrics! If you’re interested in seeing the end result of the chair, check out the full fix here.
If you want to sew the sleeve correctly, check out this tutorial. In October, my 22-year-old daughter, Andrea, came to me and said, “Mom needs help fixing the dining room chair. A Christmas present for my mother-in-law.” “Ma’am, I don’t know how to put a chair,” I said sweetly. “Mom, you’re a little girl! What do you mean you don’t know how to fix a dining room chair?”
Sewing Tips: Fabric Piping
It’s hard to say no to him. This is probably due to his friendly personality and brown eyes. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was with him.
So I agreed and said, “Okay, let’s try.” And we did it. It looks easy, it takes time and patience to redo it, but I have to say it’s worth it. Doing it yourself will save you hundreds of dollars! I took lots of pictures to show the process. Some may be too much, so scroll down if you’re bored :). I wish I could explain more! Finally, I know you can do it because I’ve done it and I’ve never done it before! I am so happy to write this!!!
First of all, I didn’t make wings (if the chair was mine, I probably would!!). I spent a few hours at Jack’s Do It Upholstery in Salt Lake City and learned the basics. A big shout out to them! Jack, the owner, is my friend Jen’s father. When Jen introduced me to the place, I saw her doing amazing things! Jose, one of the workers, showed me very well how to put the cloths on the seat. It’s a good thing I speak Spanish or I wouldn’t have learned much :). I asked Jose a lot of questions. He has a lot of patience. We did one chair together (ie he did 90% and I did the rest) and then I was on my own for the remaining 7 chairs.
Jenn showed us how to cut the fabric. Keep it straight and cut, especially if your fabric is patterned. Allow about 3 inches for stapling. Standard size dining room chairs typically require a 27″ square of fabric. 3/4 pitch should have two seats.
Diy Bench Cushions
Well here it is. First I removed the seat from the chair frame with a screwdriver. Attaches with only 4 screws. Next we removed the staples on the bottom of the seat and removed the existing fabric. This part is not funny. Lady’s work happened, and hey…you can use the staples puller and needle nose pliers (pictured below) to remove the staples. If the core breaks and a piece is stuck in the seat, you can tap it (Jen’s tip). Be careful when doing this!
We chose to keep the existing foam, but flipped the wooden seat so that there was clean wood after the seat was reattached (Jack’s tip).
1. First, draw a line down the middle of the seat (top to bottom) and mark the center. You can see the lines I drew in the image below. This line will help keep the main pattern straight. If you’re using a solid color image, you don’t need to align it.
2. Fold the fabric over the seat, place the fabric vertically under the seat and tighten. Align the main level. At the opposite end, on the other hand, the river.
How To Sew A Seat Cushion With Piping
3. The next party is the main party. Be sure to tighten the fabric before stapling. Now your fabric is nice and straight with four staples.
3. You will prime one of the following corners. Carefully pull the ends of the fabric from the corners and place them once.
4. You now have staples in the center staple and the corner you just stapled. Always pull the fabric tight and smooth around the outer edge of the seat.
5. Do the same with the piece on the other side of the corner, always from the center staple to the corner.
Shinzo Lounge Chair
Jose’s tip: always aim from the center to the corners. Do not “finish” the corner until you have stapled the two adjacent sides first. It does this because it smooths out all the wrinkles and removes the corners.
You can trim off the excess fabric