I am a HUGE fan of Fabri-Tac. Recently I started using this glue (also made by Beacon Adhesives) called Magna-tac. It is seriously amazing. It's similar to Fabri-tac, but even better. It bonds fabric, wood, metal - just about anything.
Common Upholstery Techniques: What You Need to Know to Reupholster Furniture Pleats are often used to ease fabric around curves. Gluing on a covered button hides the staples that hold the pleats in place.
Fold the panel back over the strip and pull tight toward the bottom of the chair back. Fold bottom edge under and staple to underside of chair back. TIP: Use fabric glue or decorative upholstery tacks to secure excess fabric to the back of the chair.
No Sew Project: How to recover your outdoor cushions using fabric and a glue gun.