The Sewing Place

Sewing Chair

Lowena

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2017, 12:20:45 PM »
I have a dining chair on a carpet so I'm well and truly stuck  :D  Our nearest Staples is 30 miles away and our nearest Ikea is 205 miles away at Bristol, so no chance of trying anything out  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lolli

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2018, 19:19:47 PM »
Just thought I'd jump on this thread and recommend a chair if anyone needs an upgrade  :D

I have this one in my sewing room and it's one of my favourite things in there. No arms to get in the way, it swivels so you can 'swing round' to grab stuff easily, height adjustable, excellent lower back support and the seat is very padded and comfortable.
I checked the reviews before I bought it and it seems a few people use them for sewing.
When you get to the end and realise your bobbin ran out at the beginning....

Marniesews

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2018, 00:17:12 AM »
I have a similar style to Lolli's from Ikea. It's £15 cheaper without the arms but I find I really like the support of the arms and I always lower the seat when I'm finished so it fits under the table.

It's the most comfortable sewing chair I've ever had,  :) but that means I can sit on it for many hours more than I really should.  :o
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

crafter

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2018, 01:39:21 AM »
I have a dining chair on a carpet so I'm well and truly stuck  :D  Our nearest Staples is 30 miles away and our nearest Ikea is 205 miles away at Bristol, so no chance of trying anything out  :D

Not long now Lowena and we will have an Ikea much closer at Exeter.  Can't wait, if only for their T-Towels

crafter

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2018, 01:42:22 AM »
I would say don't buy the one with arms.  I have had chairs with and without and the arms were such a nuisance.  I have always had second hand office chairs.  I understand that some casters don't move when you using the chair.  Cannot understand that, casters and laminate floor means that you can skoot between machine, overlocker and ironing board without having to get out of your chair.
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Marniesews

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2018, 14:09:32 PM »
I would say don't buy the one with arms.

I'd have agreed previously, all my previous ones were armless but for some reason my dh persuaded me pointing out they are easily removable and now I'm glad we did.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Fajita

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2018, 14:13:10 PM »
The arms on my sewing chair move up out of the way when I don't want them. Best of both worlds.

When I started sewing I used a dining chair, but would end up with badly swollen ankles.  Office chair all the time now.

UttaRetch

Re: Sewing Chair
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2018, 16:38:51 PM »
@Diane: don't look at any office furniture suppliers as they will be the most expensive.  IKEA or Argos have a number of 'office' chairs.  I would go for a chair without arms as I found that I couldn't get close to my desk with the one I had which is now no more.  Also make sure that you can adjust not only the seat, but also the back.
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