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Topic: Free office chair reupholstered for the second time!  (Read 10627 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2009 04:30:13 AM »

Okay, so I totally have that fabric and I was going to use it to do the SAME thing. Thanks for doing it b/c now I know what it's going to look like. Smiley

« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009 09:49:47 AM »

Oooh Ohhhh I've finally come out of lurk mode to say that looks great!

I Just got a sewing chair for myself from a charity shop (10! yay) so I'm going to have to do something like this to it. I didn't have spider eggs (I hope....) but there were tons of webs, rust and dirt. Now I've dealt with those I've got to tackle the grotty grey fabric. Thanks for inspiring me to get on with it!
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2009 11:17:57 AM »

ooo i love the fabric, you did a great job!

so for future reference, since im thinking ill be doing this soon also because i dont have a computer chair atm, how do you put in buttons like that? (assuming i have the right kind of needle Smiley )

« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009 08:59:44 AM »

Well... I'm not entirely sure... but here's how I'd go about it!
When you take the fabric off the back of the chair, you find holes where the buttons were previously threaded through. (If you're adding buttons to a chair that had none, you'd need to drill them yourself... get a larger than average drill bit.)

Take a piece of twine about two feet long and thread it through your button.
Thread the needle with both ends of twine and push it up about half the length of the twine.
Push it through the fabric where the button will go. If your needle is long enough, it will go right out the other side where your hole is.
Make sure your twine is all the way through and pull the ends until the button sits where you want it to.
Staple the ends of the twine once, and then fold over the top of the first staple and staple again.

... I was just looking for a picture to help you understand, and I found upholstery buttons that are nails with a button on the end. Pfft. Cheaters.

Let me know if I could clarify anything for you!

« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009 11:14:29 PM »

oh no need for pics, that makes perfect sense. ive never taken a chair apart before that had those kind of buttons and i thought it would be something more complicated than just drilling a hole thru the back of the chair  Tongue

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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2009 01:49:24 PM »

Very inspiring. I have two of these monsters at home, made of fake or cheap leather..... boyfriends choice   Sad. Now one is ripped and I need to reupholster them.... You make me believe that it is doable with these kind of chairs...
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