A rocking chair glider is a wooden frame with metal fittings designed to provide a smooth roll combined with a movement back and forth. Gliders are often used in nurseries or dens. These rockers have a padded cushion covered in fabric. The upholstery covering the pads may wear out over time and need to be replaced. Sometimes, you may want to give the chair a facelift when redecorating.
Reupholstering a Pad rocking chair glider, Punch a button on the keyboard of the chair. Carefully cut the threads holding the existing upholstery fabric with a seam ripper. Detach all parts of the existing upholstery, ripping any darts to lie flat. Mark the pieces to see what pieces go together. Place the new upholstery fabric on a flat surface and smooth out. Cutting new tissue along the contour. Pin the darts along the chalk marks. Sew the pieces together with the same seam as the pattern pieces. Leaves a void at the rear of large enough to insert saddle pad cover.
Turn the cover right side out through the gap. Insert the pad and adjust lay flat without clustering. Turn the raw edges of the gap inwards and pin it closed. Hand stitch closed. Buttons cover kit button-covers in the new tissue. Follow the instructions for your specific kit. Sewing buttons on the chair pad in the same places as old buttons. Check your pattern pieces for guidance in placing them. Place the pad chair reupholstered in her rocking chair glider.