Re-covering a chair seat cushion

This post has nothing to do with sewing, but re-covering a chair seat! I recently tried to give a makeover to my dining chairs which have been through a lot of wear and tear.
Here’s the one after makeover(on left) & the one before makeover(right). I like the chocolate color as usual, which hides a lot of mishandlings. Its almost time for a new set of dining but wanted to stretch it for a little longer!!!
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I used the following stuffs:
a heavy or light duty stapler
a stapler remover(optional)
scissors for cutting fabric
a screw driver for removing the pad from the frame
a measuring tape
a chalk or a marker for marking
a 2 yard upholstery fabric for 4 chairs

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First cut the fabric into 4 pieces(1/2 a yard each).

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Now turn the chair upside down or sideways & using a screw driver remove the seat pad from the bottom.

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After removing the seat pad now take the top cardboard or in my case I had the white lining so remove that or you can leave it on & add the new fabric right on top. If the old fabric is really in a bad state then its better to remove it. You can use a stapler remover or a screwdriver to remove it one by one.

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Now take the piece of fabric cover & place it wrong side up & the seat pad upside down & draw a line tracing the pad all around it.

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You need to draw another line all around the pad leaving a 3 inch width using the measuring tape which is for folding under the chair for stapling.
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Cut the fabric out & start stapling all around. Always start stapling at the center of each side holding firmly.
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Bundle the corner fabrics into a fold just enough to oust any plaits on top.(that pin didn’t go neatly!)

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Once you are done with all the sides its time to put the pad back on the frame.

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And now the chair is ready for a new life & here’s my 3 out of 4 chairs after re-covering!(one is still undergoing the process.)
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