Introduction: HOW TO REPLACE DOUBLE PIPING ON a CHAIR
HOW TO SEW AND REPLACE DOUBLE PIPING ON A CHAIR:
This is an instructable on how to sew the double piping on a chair. This chair that I have, uses a decorative double piping along the front of the back.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional upholsterer and have just leaned to use a sewing machine a few months ago. I have no formal training on this, so I am just telling you how I worked it out and did it.
1/2" uholstery staples
Step 1: BEFORE PHOTOS
Step 2: REMOVE OLD PIPING
This is the easy step where I used a pair of pliers to pull the existing piping off of the chair. See photo.
As this was all going in the trash and I knew how long it had to be, I did not have to be careful with it.
Be careful with possible staples still left in the chair where it did not pull out fully. I used the pliers to remove them.
Step 3: PREP FOR SEWING
Next was to get everything prepped for sewing. This consisted of getting the fabric and welting cut to the correct length. I cut mine a bit long and will trim it later.
Step 4: SEWING THE NEW PIPING
See videos. I already have the piping foot in the machine so this step just shows the actual sewing.
This part took me a little bit to figure out as I did not know how much fabric to use for this and in the end I made 2 inch strips of fabric that worked well.
As you can see in the video, I rolled the fabric over the first welting cord and held it gently against the needle. I found that it creates a much more snug fit and looks better. I rolled it over so there is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from my stich to the end of the top layer of fabric.
When I sewed this, I found that it was easy for me to do just a few inches at a time so that I could keep it rolled and tight.
Next, I rolled the second welting cord into the fabric and sewed directly through. See next video. When doing this second welting, I find that it wants to get loose and I have to make sure it is tight.
Once completed with the sewing you will see that there is extra fabric coming from the back. I just take a pair of scissors and cut it off.
Step 5: INSTALL
Next is to install this on the chair itself.
Start by trimming one end and stapling it on from one side to the next. Keep in mind that you want to end up with a straight line so look at this while you are stapling.
When you get to the end, trim the remaining extra left.
Step 6: POINTS OF NOTE
Couple points worthy of note (see photos):
On this particular chair it has dark fabric. The only staples I have are silver ones and this would be very visible when looking at the chair. So, to handle this I took a sharpie and just made them black before putting them in the staple gun.
Also when installing the piping onto the chair, I found that using something to "pinch" the corners where you want to make a right turn helps to make this turn look a little more professional and less like you just yanked it to the left or right. I used wire cutters to do this.
Step 7: AFTER PHOTOS
These are the final shots. You cannot see any of the staples as they are black and they are in relatively straight lines.
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3 years ago
Nice! Looks so much better :)
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