Friday, February 21, 2014

New Sewing Chair

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.


1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love your chair! I like a stool to sew with and used an old wooden one that was great when I weighed 100 lbs.....many, many years ago....giggle. I found a new padded stool made for big butts and that swirled all the way around and now I'm happy too! Just got to remember not to spin off of it. :)