Step 6: New Fabric

If you were lucky, the old fabric came off intact, and you can use it as a pattern to cut the new upholstery. When cutting, make sure you keep all key parts in the same direction, so at the end it will seem like a single piece of fabric was used to cover the whole piece of furniture. Start with the seat, and make sure you stretch the fabric so it will be smooth and flat throughout.
The best way to stretch fabric when you're stapling it on is to start from the center and work to the outside; this will make it much less likely to have ripples.<br/><br/>Also... just a note: for people who have not done any upholstery before, START SIMPLE. Find some easy project (follow the basic steps of this instructable, but do it with something more like <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-upholster-an-old-chair-with-a-T-shirt/">This</a>)<br/>

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