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A comfortable sewing chair!

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EBTD1942 Wed 06-May-15 11:08:29

Can anyone recommend the best kind of chair to use at a sewing table?

Elegran Wed 06-May-15 11:15:34

The one that seats you at a good height to work at, with your back supported, and is comfortable. Apart from that, it is up to to your preference. I use a typist's chair with castors, which means that I can push it back easily when I leave the sewing machine for the ironing-board.

Nelliemoser Wed 06-May-15 12:02:07

Elegran That sounds about right. When I was last sewing up a cardigan I was knitting I used the ever adjustable ironing board but it would be no good for a larger piece of sewing.

I also have an offiice type chair to get the correct height.

Stansgran Wed 06-May-15 21:52:29

I bought DH a leather chair from M&S for watching the tv on the computer on his desk. It is very comfortable with adjustable height and I now want the same for my sewing machine . I have a very good ladder back chair at the moment but the leather one is very nice.

Stansgran Wed 06-May-15 21:55:20

MargaretX Thu 07-May-15 08:16:39

I sit on a piano stool at the moment. It can be raised to the right height. I have used an orthopaedic saddle chair when I had back trouble. if you want a typists chair or office chair then visit IKEA - they have lots to try out on the spot.
I find at the sewing machine that I bend forward and the back is not resting on the chair, height is more important.

Greyduster Thu 07-May-15 08:59:30

I gave a good adjustable office chair to my step grandson when he went to uni, but wish I still had it because although I don't sew, I do now tie my own fishing flies and having a chair that is height adjustable and swivels would help me considerably. I use an old dining chair which is held together with glue and leather straps as it has collapsed on me more than once - usually when some tiny, intricate piece of work has gone pear shaped and I have thrown myself backwards in frustration and end up on the floor amid bits of chair!