I decided to do the top fronts of the chairs the same way as the back, with tacks at the top and bottom, and glue along the aides (plus the whole piece of fabric is tacked with spray adhesive).
I am just thrilled with how they are coming! I love the red against the dark yellow of the wood.
Those 50 cent tacks from Scrap are perfect!
The chair bases are going to be a challenge, but they are going to look great!