- Base with legs attached
- 3" foam cut to size
- Polywadding to cover the foam
Before you start
Before you start the upholstery either stain and wax or paint the legs and the underneath of the base.
Place the foam on the base
Place the foam on the base. We use spray adhesive to keep it in place.
Cut the polywadding to size
Place the polywadding over the foam and cut to size.
Position your fabric
Place your chosen top fabric. Pay particular attention to positioning any well defined images centrally if this applies and press or iron fabric to eliminate any creasing.
Tack the fabric in place
Turn the stool onto its side and temporarily tack the fabric in place on all four sides to prevent the fabric slipping. Leave the corners unattached.
Trim the fabric
Trim the fabric to 1/2" - 3/4" (1.27cm - 1.9cm) longer than the base - again leaving the corners uncut.
Attach the fabric to the base
Fold the 1/2" - 3/4" excess under and begin attaching the fabric to the base on all four sides stopping 1"- 2" (2.54cm - 5cm) away from the legs. This can be done using either tacks or staples.
At the junction of the legs make a diagonal cut as shown in the photo. Then finish attaching all four sides.
Fold the corners
Fold the corner fabric as shown and place the fold on the corner the base.
Fix the corners
Make a fold in the fabric and fix in place either side of the corner.
Trim the excess
Trim the excess fabric level with the base of the stool.
Attach the edging
Attach gimp or edging with gimp pins or glue to conceal the tacks or staples.
Protect the fabric
Spray with a fabric protector if needed.