Office Chair: Recovered
January 20, 2012 3 Comments
I’ve been wanting to recover my tired, sad looking office chair for a looong time and finally found the time to do it! Below are the steps I followed if you’re interested. Anyways, I’m pretty excited about!
- Staple gun
- Flat head screwdriver
- Needle nosed pliers
- Needle & thread
- Heavy weight (cotton) fabric
This project was actually pretty fun and didn’t take too much time at all!
Next- take a flat head sqrewdriver to losen the fabric on the back of each cushion. Once it’s loose enough- you should be able to pull the rest off by hand. (Keep the backing from the back cushion since you’ll need it later).
For the bottom cushion, you can use some scraps to cover up the seams and exposed wood. It’s ok to be rough with this since it won’t be seen. (I just wanted to contain the seems so they wouldn’t be sticking out). Also-It’s not shown in the photo, but make sure to cut small slits where the screws will be placed.
Next- sew the seam of the cover by hand or machine.
Place the cover on the back of the cushion and place the screws in to keep it in place.
This is the most time consuming part, but worth it. You’ll need to sew the cover to the cushion by hand. Use a short and strong needle and thread! (I had to switch out my thread because it kept snapping).