Vintage Ethan Allen Furniture – Tastes and designs can change, but upholstering a chair – even one with a uniquely recognizable design like an Ethan Allen chair will alter your style and refresh your curves so that it can still fit the style of any room. Refitting is meticulous work that is easier with an extra pair of hands. But with patience, anyone can do it and the chair will look better than new. Pull the unwanted fabric from the chair with the thin-tipped pliers.
Keep the fabric as intact as possible. Place the old vintage ethan allen furniture pieces over the new fabric on a flat surface. Cut the new fabrics, using the old piece as templates. Leave an extra two inches around the edges as seam allowance as the new fabric is cut into the same shapes as the old upholstery pieces. Place new batting above any worn, flattened or bald spots on the padding of the chair. Place the new cutter over the back of the chair.
Tuck the fabric side edges between the backrest and the back of the wing, and pull the fabric through the back of the chair. Sewing margin of the fabric should stick along the back of the top and sides of the vintage ethan allen furniture. Sew the new fabric that covers the arms and the wings so that it forms bags to match the bags that the old fabric formed of those pieces. Sew the pipes over the seams.