How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

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How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric – Remember when I started blogging, the post about how I turned my not-so-nice home office chair into a fabric chair? About 6 years ago I covered the bench with a black and white print.

The fabric for the back held the cover well – the seat was a very thin fabric that I glued on. It actually turned out better than I thought, but it was time to give it a makeover to match the new color scheme in my craft room…

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

This black and white plaid office chair cover served me well for years…but it was getting a little worn. Goodbye black and white chair.

John Lewis Anyday Warner Fabric Office Chair, Grey

Hello spring new color! I found a cotton rug at HomeGoods for $7 and used it for the backsplash. The green fabric below is from JoAnne.

I used cotton fabric for the seat of the chair, and a cotton fabric rug for the backrest.

I even used a colorful beach towel to make an office chair. So don’t think you can just use yards of fabric from the fabric store.

1. Fold the lining in half, right sides facing each other, and sew along the seam.

Hon Blue Fabric Rolling Office Chair

1. Fold the fabric right side down. Plus center pad. Start at the front of the cushion – pull the fabric up and around the seat, then turn the raw edge over and pin it. Repeat on each side of the pillow making sure the fabric is tight and flat if it has a pattern.

3. Pull the fabric around the corner, then staple, pull – staple. Continue working in the corner until all the fabric is taut and knotted and there are no curls or wrinkles.

If you have a crease – just pull a little and it will go away. If you are working on a square seat, you can fold the fabric in a corner style and then staple it. Cut off the excess fabric, then fold the raw edges and stamp. Repeat in other corners.

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

For attachment to the seat. Everything is done – smooth and tight, so that the fabric does not move when you sit on it.

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Fabric Office Chair With Black Legs Beverly (petrol Blue)

If you want to change the color of your office chair, spray paint is the easiest way.

The bottom of my seat is mostly plastic, so I used Rust-Oleum spray paint for the plastic. It has a subtle sheen to it and I’m very pleased with how it holds and covers.

I put a cloth on the deck and sprayed the seat outside. At first I left the cushions in, but then I removed them to remove all the crevices in the seat with the paint. The pads are easily removed with a screwdriver.

This is the first time I’ve used the primer, but it’s actually for use on plastic when you don’t have a special paint for plastic. The Rust-Oluem Plastic paint label states that it does not require a primer.

Real Living Gray Fabric Office Chair

I sprayed a coat of primer, let it dry, then added about 4 light coats in the afternoon – until I had covered all the black.

Now that my chair is ready, I’ll move on to the other projects I want to complete in this room – the shelves – the file drawers – the rug and managing the fixtures. I’m ready to start them.

If you want to see the tutorial for the first cover I made for the chair, you can find it here:

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

. You can see the white and pink office chair. It used to be black and red. I painted the base white, and covered the seat and backrest with white and pink leather fabric. If the shared table isn’t your cup of tea, then this post is for you! I’m sharing how I transformed my boring (but very comfortable) desk chair with custom upholstery and spray paint.

Vinsetto Ergonomic Executive Office Chair High Back Computer Desk Chair Linen Fabric 360 Degree Swivel Adjustable Height Recliner With Headrest Lumbar Support Padded Armrest And Retractable Footrest Grey

Also, be sure to check out the update below where I’ll share how the chair looks after two years of use.

Last Christmas my in-laws gave Ken and I matching desk chairs. We only had one and it was pretty broken.

I love it because it’s so comfortable (and I mean SO COMFORTABLE), actually one of the best things I’ve ever owned. My back looks great in this chair!

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BUT everything is dark and leathery and on hot days I feel like I’m stuck on it and it hurts to get up 😛

Vitra Id Mesh Office Swivel Chair Fabric / Green

So the other day I decided to try decorating it with polka dot fabric and paint primer.

The main idea was to make covers that can be easily removed and washed, as the fabric gets dirty.

I used velcro on the back and elastic on the seat so I could remove them later.

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

The chair was showing some wear on the underside of the arm, so it was time to update it a bit.

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I work in a craft sewing shop so I’ll show you all the pieces I’m working on (I have 3 and a half projects left right now)

Every chair is different, so I’ll give you all the general advice if you want to upgrade your chairs.

I use about 4 yards of outdoor cotton canvas for the flaps (but you’ll need to measure the height of the back and seat – don’t worry about the width) + about 1 yard of burlap and 1 yard of 1/2 inch elastic.

First you need to identify the surfaces you are going to paint, in my case I had plastic and metal parts.

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So I bought a special primer for metal and another primer for plastic so that every surface was covered as well as possible.

You will need to take the seat apart with whatever tools you get, in my case this seat comes ready to assemble with an allen wrench.

I separate all the pieces by spraying according to the material. And make a cover for the seat, back and armrest.

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

The armrests were the only parts I didn’t easily make removable (washable) covers for because mine had no room for anything and if I added elastic at the bottom like I did the seat there would be nowhere to screw it back .on the backrest for hands.

Angeles Home Linen Fabric Seat Reclining Height Adjustable Swivel Ergonomic Office Chair With High Back And Flip Up Arm In Gray M67 8hw369gr

So I just staple the fabric, so when I have to wash, I have to staple and when it’s clean, I repeat the process.

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For the seat, I placed the cover on the back of the fabric to shape it (so you’ll see the seat closed when you’re done).

I measured 5 inches from the top edge of the seat (this will be the elastic edge) to the crease (remember the seat is facing backwards).

Then I made pleats in the corners, stapled them together (in the picture below you can see that they are also sewn at the back) and then sewed over the pleat. This improved bottom pick-up (due to flexibility).

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Once the sides are sewn together you will have a bowl shape and leave it on the seat.

Make a 2-inch fold at the top of the bowl and sew, leaving a little opening to allow for flexibility. Finish the folded seam by knotting the elastic.

You now have a seat cover, but if your seat is anything like mine, you’ll need to drill some small holes in the sides (where the screws go).

How To Cover An Office Chair With Fabric

The main difference was that my chair had a fold to separate the back of the bag, which looked complicated.

Costway High Back Office Chair Reclining Task Chair Suede Fabric Dark

So, to avoid sewing the cover to the seat, I simply used Gorilla Glue to attach the hedgehog piece to the guide and then attached the opposite hedgehog piece to the center of the fabric.

I placed the fabric on the right side of the seat as seen, then I placed the sides and made pleats (like for a game)

I quilted the pleats and also sewed the velcro that I attached at the beginning, got the panel shape back, but I couldn’t use the elastic this time because that would have exposed the back. .

Then I put the fabric back over the back, but this time inside out (so I could turn the flap inside out) and put the other piece on the back.

Serta Works Fabric Executive Chair Light Gray 44186d

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