I don't know about you, but I have been sewing on a leftover office chair for over 15 years. I have recovered it twice, added more seat padding twice, and even tried to put foam on the base spokes for some comfort when resting my feet on them.
I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a new chair, because the one I have is become so broken down, and had started causing some serious back pain while sewing. I looked at the Koala brand chairs, but they run in price around $300 (Yikes). But, I tried to justify the expense because of the back pain, and would probably not have to buy one again for the rest of my sewing years.
Well, hubby and I went into our local office supply store (not a big box one), to get him some stamps made for his business, and I went on a walk about the store while he was giving the clerk the specifics about his stamps.
Low and behold I came upon this beauty. First off, it is rare to find a chair that doesn't have arms, I find that the arms get in the way with table I sit at, and catches the fabric in ways that really frustrate me.
On top of that, this chair sits higher than all other office chairs because it is a drafting chair, designed to adjust to the high slanted tables that architects sit at to do their drawings. Which is just perfect for me, because I am a tall long legged woman (been called an Amazon more that once in my life) and it fits my body and sewing set up to a tee.
And the cost was not bad either, as it was on sale from $389 down to $195, and as an added bonus, my dear sweet hubby bought it for me!! I am one appreciative woman!!
I did some sewing last night and I can't believe the difference! The height is just right, as I don't have to lean over as much and the back pain was so much lessor than before. And the ring at the bottom is just right for placing my feet, a nice resting place. I am hoping to spend long hours for the rest of my sewing life in a very comfortable chair.