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How to Upholster a Chair - Part 4: Sewing Double-Cord Welting There are lots of ways to trim out a chair. Probably the easiest thing to do is buy a ready made welting or gimp. If you get something at the store in a contrasting color it looks less lame/generic. But if you're up for it, I think a self welt is the best option. Double cord welting is awesome for DIY upholstery projects, because it covers a pretty wide area and makes sloppy stapling jobs look great.
How to Make a Double Welt Cord - Whats Ur Home Story. This is great for covering messy edges when you upholster furniture.