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« : March 25, 2014, 09:37:33 AM »

Just wondering what most of you are using for seating at your sewing machine.

I have been using a swivel office chair without arms for years but was wondering if anyone
is using something different and if they like it.

I am in the process of building a double sewing table so I can sew from both ends. I had this
hair brain idea of putting in a stationary bench with homemade cushions.

Any input or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks ya'll.

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« #1 : March 25, 2014, 12:46:42 PM »

I have always used an office chair with arms, I like to take a break every so often so I just sit back arms rested and think about all the work I have to get done. I would love to extend my sewing table out and around me but I just do not have the room right now. If I have to I just turn my machine around and but it up to the cutting table, works just fine. My sewing table is also my desk, I just pull up my laptop or IPad and do my paperwork. I would never be able to sit in a stationary seat, that would drive me insane. I like to be able to move. I also have a serger right next to my Consew and it is so cool and fast to just zip over to the serger and back rather then get up out of the stationary set up. Everyone is different so really all that matters is what is best for you. Good Luck and Happy sewing!
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« #2 : March 25, 2014, 05:07:02 PM »

I use a office chair without arms . However the best sewing chair I had was a 1950s Steelcase secretarial chair that still had the original green vinyl on it with a felt seat. My wife convinced me a few years back to get rid of it and buy something newer and better looking. I wish I still had that chair ,I been looking for another with no luck.
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« #3 : March 25, 2014, 05:58:13 PM »

I prefer the fully adjustable metal "shop chairs".  I can adjust them to accommodate my bench height, they're light and easy to move, and they're inexpensive.  I find them quite comfortable, actually.  I have 4 and will likely add a couple more when I figure out how I want to use the 3 other machines I rarely use. 
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« #4 : March 25, 2014, 06:05:42 PM »

I sewed on a old wooden kitchen chair for 30 years. I've tried many office type chairs and none are as good. I like having a back to lean back on on occasion. Arms are an option as long as they don't get in the way. Now a days I don't sit and sew for hours anymore so most anything works.

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« #5 : March 26, 2014, 09:13:01 AM »

I will probably go with the office chair. I picked one up at Office Depot a couple years ago and it has been a good chair. I do like to be able to roll around. :)

Thanks for the input,

Chris
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« #6 : March 26, 2014, 11:49:00 AM »

I use an old office chair without arms and casters that I dug out of a dumpster.  It looks real bad and needs upholstering, but never will be.  The casters got gummed up with thread cut offs and the wheels no longer turn.

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« #7 : March 26, 2014, 01:23:40 PM »

Lol about the casters getting all gagged up with thread.  Every shop I worked in the rolling chairs had same issue.   ;D
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« #8 : March 27, 2014, 07:13:57 PM »

I used this armless office chair that I am sitting on when I had my own shop. I have an upholstered kitchen chair [circa 1960's] mounted on the same type of office chair base with no back at the shop. With some of the big stuff I wrestle a back could be a problem if I am buried in it and trying to sew "side saddle". What I like about it is the fact that it is sloped down front-back, and I used some decent foam when I "reclaimed" it. Very comfy.

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The casters got gummed up with thread cut offs and the wheels no longer turn.

ROFL. I burn off enough of the thread that the chair just rolls. Having lost this much weight I need a little traction when I go to haul something through the machine. I had cleaned them out well just before I broke my heel and had to sew left footed a couple of years ago---too hard to hold my self in place and work with the wrong foot.

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