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.