ok so I was given a set of mid 60's Samsonite folding chairs, now I understand they look like they came right out of the Brady Bunch set however because these things were so well made I figured it was time to bring them into the 21st century here is a before and after....
Thinking about making wooden seats and bolting them on top of the metal, wood is warmer than metal, might even put a layer of foam between the wood and metal to soften them up.
Interesting idea Herb. I wonder if it would be practical to try a diamond tuft design the one with buttons in the diamonds. The outer fabric could be rolled around the lips under the outer buttons and those and glue could hold them on.