After careful examination, it was time to take it apart.
Outside tools included a butter knife, kitchen scissors, needle nose and regular pliers.
This outdoor fabric is 100% polyester. The regular price was $24 per metre. I bought two metres on sale for only $9.80 per metre, it is 154 cm wide.
The old fabric was used for a pattern.
After about eight straight seams, it was ready to install.
Behold.. a lovely new deck chair.
I'm thrilled with the results.