I have put up the second video of the chair reupholstery!  It turned out so cute.  I love it and it's really comfortable.  Check it the video and please subscribe to my YouTube channel : Catherine Ruhl

In part one of the process, I took apart the chair and made a pattern from the pieces.  I cut out the pieces and glued the foam to the wooden base of the  seat of the chair.  The next thing was to sew up the pieces of shibori fabric from the pattern.  I had to be careful to remember the way it was constructed before I ripped it apart.  Luckily I took a lot of pictures for my own notes. 

Adding the head rest to the back

office chair reupholstery

Adding the velcro to the inside of the backing to keep it sticking together inside the metal frame:

office chair reupholstery inside of chair

Adding a zipper to the bottom of the chair back.  I used a coat zipper and shortened it by hand.

office chair reupholstery adding zipper

Finally I got the back sleeve over the frame!  It looks nice.  I had to adjust it to be tighter- this is something I noticed about the backing is that it tends to stretch out. 

office chair reupholstery back of the chair

Sewing up the seat pieces


office chair reupholstery seat of the chair

Covering on the seat.

office chair reupholstery seat stapled

Assembled the chair and tried it out- The back was still stretching and not as supportive as I wanted it to be.

office chair reupholstery- put back togeher

I decided to make a lumbar support with straps of shibori I had left over from my mask making.  See post here:

office chair reupholstery- shibori scraps

Then I wanted to weave it with some twine to give it a hand woven natural look. This is the string I used

office chair reupholstery lumbar support weaving

Done!! I'm in love.  It's really cool looking and very comfortable.  What an adventure.

office chair reupholstery done

October 07, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl

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