Recovering a Sewing Chair

A couple of years ago I bought a sewing table, cutting table, and a rolling storage chair for my sewing room at my neighbor’s yard sale. I was so excited to get these pieces. I had recently gotten more interested in sewing and thought they would be the perfect addition to my sewing room.

One problem though….I didn’t actually have a sewing room at the time. So they sat in my garage. For two years. Fast forward to this year and my husband finished a room for me in our basement. Have I mentioned yet how awesome he is?

I am still in the process of decorating the room and plan on blogging about the completed room soon, but right now I am going to talk about the chair. Why the chair you might ask? Remember earlier when I mentioned that it sat in my garage for two years? Well those two years included lots of naps taken on it by my cat Sapphire. A furry white cat and a dark blue fabric do not mix well, so I decided to recover it.

This is Sapphire. I didn’t think to get a photo of her in the chair before I recovered it. Isn’t she beautiful?


I really like this chair. It is very comfortable. It has wheels. And the best thing about it…it has storage! What a clever way to utilize the space underneath the seat. You can never have too much storage space in a sewing room and these drawers are quite handy for my sewing notions.

This is what the chair looked like before.


This project did not take very long to complete. I removed the cushion from the base of the chair. I cut out the fabric, wrapped the cushion, and stapled the new fabric to the cushion.



The chair back was a little more challenging but still fairly easy. It was constructed of two separate pieces that had been upholstered and then nailed together.


I had to pry the two pieces apart with a screwdriver, recover both pieces, and then carefully nail those two pieces back together. It looked great when I was done.



It was a pretty easy project. And I liked that the chair will now coordinate with the rest of the room (photos coming soon).



This project could be easily done with just about any office chair. Think about how you could customize your home office. Fabric, staple gun, screwdriver, hammer, nails, and possibly some extra padding/batting, that’s all you need for this project.

My favorite colors are blue and green and I plan on using lots of these colors in my sewing room. Here are some of the fabrics I have chosen. I will show you the projects I have made with them soon.


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