Diane I love that you like me feel everything should be pretty not just functional. This is my desk chair. How to Cover an Office Chair with a Molded Plastic Back: Heather from My Frugal Family left a comment about her chair having a plastic back and not being able to cover it. I love your polka dots. You can see the typical office chair fabric on the back, not my style. The check is cotton duck cloth. Popular office chair covers of Good Quality and at Affordable Prices You can Buy on AliExpress.
I once made chair back slip covers this way. I started with the seat. I did use a hammer to bash in a few errant staples that refused to go all the way in. Please feel free to add these to Talented Tuesdays at My Frugal Family! I centred it over the fabric, ensuring I had enough to pull up and over each edge and staple in place where the previous cover was stapled. I just recently discovered your blog and I went back and read every post. There are 4 of these snaps.
I am sooo tempted to try to recover my chair soon! Office chairs can get a lot of use and abuse, leading them to look pretty tired and drab after a short while. Choose something that isn't too light in colour, or it will show dirt sooner. Hi Everyone — Thanks for the comments. Do four or five, then turn and do four or five on the next side. This post was extremely helpful as it gave me an idea of how to recover an office chair that is in my sewing room. Make sure you have stapled all the way around without leaving any gaps.
It doesn't have to be pretty, as this is the bottom no one will see. I did something like this a few years back, but mine was more of a slip cover for both pieces. Decorator fabrics, twills, upholstery fabrics or even a high-quality quilting cotton would all make good choices. Stretch the fabric to be sure there are no wrinkles or folds. Live and learn, live and learn. The following photos are of the chair I have on the opposite side of my partners desk.
Your ideas are an inspiration. Wasn't that so easy and kinda fun? The seat was stained and no amount of cleaning was budging that stain. I'm here to tell you it's dead simple and can be done in an hour or two. I should tell you that any fabric would do. I am a sucker for polka dots. I kept the polka dot fabric on for the photo, but that has the red fabric underneath, too.
I made sure the fabric was taut and lined up as I stapled. The funny thing is the seat cover had fringe around the bottom and my girls would steal it and wear it as a wig, I should have stapled that bad boy down. Put it back onto your office chair and stand back and admire your handiwork! It was in a photo on a previous post I did about organizing my creative space. . The polka dot on the seat is silk. If you are interested in office chair covers, AliExpress has found 13,464 related results, so you can compare and shop! Often, the boring upholstery fabrics they come with navy, black, and more navy do not mesh with your super-fun personality! Line up the front and back and place on a hard surface and press hard until you hear all 4 snap back into place. I am not a sewer, but this machine given to me by my mother-in-law works like a charm.
Also, be sure your fabric is durable enough to withstand the use your chair sees. If you have a chair that looks like this, you can still cover the bottom in the same way as directed above. This is a tedious and thankless step and to be honest, for a thrift store chair that's already gone through a few covers, I just wanted a quick fix! You can find more in my post, here,. The odd staple underneath interfered with the ones I was putting in. I simply cut the fabric to size plus extra to wrap around and staple to the underside of the chair. I keep a stash of leftover fabric from previous projects and this black and white check and polka dot are from that stash. I put it upside down on my work table to see what I was in for.
A few of you asked me if I was going to do a post about the chair. So I decided, why wait — here is: Office chair makeover 101 Here is the chair as I am taking the simple slipcover I made for it off the back. Great thinking on the slipcover for the top half! This one has a skirt, I am going to do both my chairs, I have one chair at my sewing machine and one at my desk, I am making them the same but slightly different for a little more interest. You would cut the fabric the same, but instead of running stitches along the seams, you lay in the fusible tape along the seam line and press. We believe in helping you find the product that is right for you. There are any number of reasons to re-vamp your office chair. I like the surprise of a little detail, so I added striped piping.
Thanks for the lesson, I will know better next time. I did try to be a bit neat by folding the fabric under as you would a hem so no unraveled threads would show. Start by putting one staple in the middle of each side. Give yourself lots of fabric to work with, and don't cut away your excess fabric just yet. A rectangular or square back chair would be easier. How to Cover the Seat on an Office Chair: For the seat, I un-screwed it and took it off the chair to make it easier to cover. Do the very same to the chair back that you did for the seat and replace the chair back cover.
I knew the minute I got it home it would be getting a makeover. One staple on the front, one in the back. Our selection of brands is always growing, so chances are your favorite is on AliExpress. Thanks , Dana Dement Love your blog! Try finding the one that is right for you by choosing the price range, brand, or specifications that meet your needs. Then cover the upholstered side and snap the two sides back into place, then screw the whole thing back onto the chair. Don't do all the staples on one side.