Sunday, August 16, 2009

Office Chair Recover Project

Have you ever had a project that you keep putting off?? Well, this chair has been on my to do list forever. The black original fabric was torn and worn out. I had a little help taking off the handles and hardware but once the cushions were off I was on a roll. First, I recovered the bottom cushion. We pulled the fabric over the cushion and stapled it down with a staple gun. I had my husband help me because you need one person to hold the fabric and the other to staple.
The top cushion is covered like a slip cover. I draped the fabric over the cushion and drew the cushion shapes onto the back of the fabric with a fabric marker. Then I cut out the shapes and pinned the slip cover, right sides together, along the cushion's old seam lines. Finally, I sewed the slip cover using the pins as a guide for the seam allowance. I left a hole open along the bottom, back of the slip cover so I could fit it over the cushion. After fitting it over the cushion, I hand sewed the rest of the slip cover closed. I added 4 fabric covered buttons to pull the fabric closer to the cushion.Over all this was an easy project and I wish I had braved it along time ago. What projects are you putting off?? Is fear keeping you from cutting your favorite fabric?? Go for it! You can do it!! Share it with us!! Write me at leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com and we will share it with everyone.
Happy Sewing!
Leah
Bye, Bye! Old Chair!

8 comments:

Lynne in NC said...

I completed a project for my daughter that I had put off for too long -- floor pillows for her room.
She loves the soft fleece fabric and they coordinate with her "look" for her room.
Thanks for the encouragement to finish a project. Your office chair looks fabulous!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Wow -- your chair looks great!

Becky said...

I love recovering chairs! Yours looks fantastic!

Paz123 said...

Great chocie of black/white fabric for office chair... I got new chair for my office from Staples...

colourdujour said...

this is great, just great. you make it sound so simple. i want to do my office chair now. not because it is worn, but it's a little ugly in my new pretty office. Thanks for the mimi tutorial!

mommy3 said...

I sew a lot and love to recover furniture, too, but can't figure out how to get off the cushions from our office chair. Any hints? susan

honestnicewoman said...

I'm glad to read how you did this. I've been thinking about how I could make a slip cover too. I have several chairs that I want to add pizazz too. Thanks for posting!
~Kelly
HonestNiceWoman

Lise Wagner said...


This chair is really very comfortable to seat. i was looking for something like this.