double welt trim
The last step of the upholstery process was adding double welt trim to cover the staples. There are other trim options, such as home decor gimp, decorative tacks or single welt cording, but I think double welt was the right choice for this chair. Plus I learned how to use a sewing machine in the process! I took two pieces of welting cord and stitched strips of my fabric around them. It took a few tries...luckily I had plenty of extra fabric. After the trim was finished I simply hot-glued it over the staples. Piece of cake.