|New sewing chair|
|Second hand store, office chair|
I found this office chair at my local thrift store for $5.00.
Pretty ugly wouldn't you say?
But I could see it's potential, a little spray paint, some new fabric
and I would have a great sewing chair.
I took the seat and backrest off, then spray-painted the frame a gloss black.
Off came the old seat cover.
The foam cushion was still good so all I needed to do make a new cover.
Since the seat frame was metal I couldn't staple a new cover on
so I opted to sew one.
I cut a rectangle of fabric, hemmed the edges to form a casing,
inserted some elastic,
pulled the elastic tight to form the fabric around the seat and then tied it off.
Kind of like a shower cap.
The backrest was in two parts, front and back, held together with screws.
The leather cover was in good shape so I just covered over it.
I cut a rectangle of fabric for each piece.
Using some embroidery floss, I did a gathering stitch around the edges
of the rectangles, then gathered them up around each piece.
I also stitched from top to bottom and side to side,
(kind of like tying up a corset) to get it good and tight.
After cutting off the extra fabric in the corners,
I screwed the two pieces back together and re-assembled the chair.
I like the vintage vibe of the old steel frame mixed with the modern fabric.
|Vintage office chair|
What do you think?
Till next time,