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Fabric is a wonderfully versatile material, and while we most often think about fabric in regards to clothing, it is also a common component of furniture. This reupholstering project was an excellent challenge to think about how fabric can be used as a structural component to provide both support and comfort while maintaining a clean, polished look when not in use.

One particular challenge came from the fabric buttons on the seat back, as the fabric proved to be too thick to use with a commercially available fabric button kit. I ended up hand sewing the buttons using the same method which is frequently used for medieval clothing reconstructions.

Original front
Original side
Original back
Replaced springs cover
New seat padding and fabric
Getting the back fabric on
Final front
Final side
Final back
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