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Mary789 posted on Fri, Apr 26 2013 6:31 AM

I am really interested in buying a new sewing chair.  I would appreciate any recommendations that you all have tried or heard of that are good for support of lower back and comfort.  Have you all seen or tested any at the quilt shows? 

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Donna B replied on Fri, Apr 26 2013 11:14 AM

Look for a good quality ergonomic office "task" chair.  They have a lot of adjustments to fit your body shape and size.  They usually come with arms, but the arms can be easily removed.  

I don't like arms on my sewing or office chairs (they get in my way) so they come off right away and are tossed.  Wish they would make the chairs without the arms for a little less money!  But realistically, that isn't going to happen.

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I would not get a regulation "sewing chair". I was lucky enough to get an office chair from the company I was working for for $6. It was made to be comfortable art a desk all day. I would not give it up for anything in the world. I think you will find them much more comfortable than any "sewing chair". You might garage sales.

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I bought a medical stool, it can go higher then a regular stool and it swirls around nicely.  It's perfect for me

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I bought a medical stool, it can go higher then a regular stool and it swirls around nicely.  It's perfect for me

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Mary:

I'd be grateful if you'd take a look at the sewing chair. I make. Each one is custom made for the person ordering with exactly the right seat height and seat length, headrest height, arms (if you choose them) and other features. Perhaps the best feature is the lumbar support and comfort of my sewing chairs which I've spent years developing. I use seven rotating, flexible back braces that adjust to your back every time you sit down. You can see all my chairs at www.parkerconverse.com.

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Patti replied on Sat, May 18 2013 8:02 AM

Parker, this indeed looks like a very comfortable chair.    However, for sewing at a machine, I need one that does not rock, but swivels. 

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Patti replied on Sat, May 18 2013 8:09 AM

Parker.  I went to your website and your chairs are truly the most beautiful I have ever seen.  Worthy of being called art.   However, the price is extreme.  $3700 for a chair, and if you want arms, over a $1000 more?

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I sew all day long and these desk chairs are just not comfortable.  My daughter is a tattoo artist and works all day in the same positions that I do.  She recently got a new chair that she says is amazing.  Last week I had a chance to sit in her chair and fell in love with it.  The seat is so comfortable and all of the adjustments that can be made to chair are perfect for me.  It is made by TatSoul and here is the link

http://www.tatsoul.com/store/index.php?site_name=tat&main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=36

I am putting this on my Mother's Day list this year :)

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Ginny replied on Thu, Apr 9 2015 5:28 PM

That looks interesting pink mouse.

That reminds me, when I went to have the ultrasound on my shoulder today, the Doctor was using one of those saddle chairs that Thea talks about.   It looked like it would work very good for use at a long arm machine for someone who needs to sit  while working on the machine.       Ginny

 

 

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Thanks for the link to the chair. It looks really comfy but, oh my, the price. 


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Benton Studio Bailey Task Chair. About $60 at Office Depot/Office Max. Comes in several colors. My local quilt shop had them in their classroom and I bought 2 for my sewing/craft room. Paid full price for a purple one and then found a raspberry one at half price. 

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I just bought this task chair for $79 online from thesportsmansguide.com....it's very comfortable and sturdy

 

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A recliner type of chair is perfect, it is also relaxing, while doing your favorite quilting.

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If I was going to buy a new chair for sewing, I would go through the following:

1st) Think of the type of sewing you're going to be doing. Hand sewing or machine sewing.

2nd) What seems to be the most comfortable for you: something hard and stiff, soft and cushiony, or somewhere in between?

3rd) Select your price range or budget.

4th) Go to a variety of stores that sell furniture in stores. Don't get the first one you like, check out others. You may find one that you might like even better and perhaps even cheaper.

5th) One you've selected your chair, Purchase, assemble if required, & enjoy.

I do not recommend buying your chair on the web. Why? For one thing, you can't test it for comfort right off the web. Another reason, the chair may not be what you thought it would be. Think of it like buy a new mattress for your bed. You wouldn't buy a mattress unless you can lay on it for long periods of time.

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