- Pull the two upright posts of the chair together until the whole of the canvas backing goes slack.
- Pull the old backing straight up and toward you. When the back is removed the two posts will swing outward until they point to the ground. A pair of hinges holds the posts in place normally.
- Slide the seat toward you. Stand in front of the chair or behind.
- Clean out the old track so that there is no debris inside.
- Acquire a new piece of canvas that matches the old piece of canvas. Return to the retailer where you originally purchased the chair and acquire another piece. If you are handy with a sewing machine, it is possible to make a new piece to match. However, many will find the task goes much faster with the purchase of a new seat.
- Slide the new (seat) piece into the groove or slot at the base of the chair frame. Make sure the canvas slides until it completely fills the full length of the groove.
- Return the vertical posts to the upright position and then pull them in close until the back slides over two posts. This piece of canvas will have two sleeves that will slide into place, once a little extra inward force is applied to the top of the two posts.
Things You Will Need
- Old piece to your canvas chair (if possible)
- A new piece can be stretched slightly by soaking in water for a few seconds or minutes. Make sure it is dry before you use the chair.