How to weave a Shaker-style chair seat. Uses 1" tape for the basic checkerboard style, or 5/8" for patterns. There's also a helpful video with a complete tutorial here: http://www.stimberlake.com/chair_seating_video.html
It's fairly easy to find old wooden chairs with broken out seat bottoms. Often the chair frame is solid, but no one is interested in reweaving the rush bottom. When I found 5 old chairs in the rafters of a barn I decided to hack them with paracord! This is a fun project which will add a pop of color to your home. Here's how.
FREE Online Instructions for a Ladder Back Chair Seat -- Weaving a Ladder Back Chair Seat with Flat Reed -- Sometime in the early 1980s, Lestel Childress, a fifth generation white oak basket maker from Park City Kentucky, showed Beth and I how to weave a seat for a ladder back chair. The following instructions are based on Lestel's method. Instead of white oak splits, we are using flat reed for our chair seat. Flat reed is inexpensive, makes a strong chair seat and will last for years.
How to Weave a Chair Seat. There's nothing more exciting than taking something that looks old and tattered and remaking it into a brand-new item. This article explores remaking a chair by weaving a seat out of inch-wide canvas trim.
DIY: How to Weave a Fabric Chair Seat - lots of info on choosing the right fabric, cutting the strips, what type of chair to use and how to create a fabric seat. This is an awesome tutorial - via A Mcinnis Artworks