Sometime ago we got a frantic call from a customer. An acquaintance of hers had assured her that she could reupholster her dining room chairs in time for an upcoming party.
When the chairs were returned to her, they had been reupholstered very poorly (see top image). She was frantic to get them corrected for her party that was scheduled in a few days.
Apparently, this person did not have enough time to do them right. Or, maybe they didn't know the basics of reupholstery.
We rescued these chairs for the customer in time for her party. She was a very happy customer.
To do so, we had to carefully remove the fabric, so we could reuse it. We replaced the padding and re-attached the fabric. (See bottom image)