Office Chair Seat Covers

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Office Chair Seat Covers

Step 3: Put Your Chair on Your Work SurfaceShow All Items I put it upside down on my work table to see what I was in for.  If you were a purist (or an actual upholsterer*), you would use an awl and pliers and remove the old staples and use the cover to make your pattern. 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!  I opted not to remove the cover and just go over top with the new one. *If you were an actual upholsterer, you wouldn’t be reading ‘Easy Office Chair Facelift’.

Office Chair Seat Covers

I put it upside down on my work table to see what I was in for.  If you were a purist (or an actual upholsterer*), you would use an awl and pliers and remove the old staples and use the cover to make your pattern. 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!  I opted not to remove the cover and just go over top with the new one. *If you were an actual upholsterer, you wouldn’t be reading ‘Easy Office Chair Facelift’.

Office Chair Seat Covers

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Step 4: Remove Chair BackShow All Items There were two screws holding the chair back on to the stem-thingy that attaches to the seat.  I removed those screws and the cover came off. It was pretty filthy, so I gave it a scrub. This step is optional of course, but what kind of a dirtbag are you if you don’t just clean it! I mean, come on.

Office Chair Seat Covers

Office chairs can get a lot of use and abuse, leading them to look pretty tired and drab after a short while.  Often, the boring upholstery fabrics they come with (navy, black, and more navy) do not mesh with your super-fun personality! There are any number of reasons to re-vamp your office chair. I’m here to tell you it’s dead simple and can be done in an hour or two.

Office Chair Seat Covers

Step 5: Centre Your Seat Over Your Fabric ChoiceShow All Items I started with the seat. 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. Give yourself lots of fabric to work with, and don’t cut away your excess fabric just yet. You never know where you might need it, and you can’t put it back on once it’s cut off.

Office Chair Seat Covers

There were two screws holding the chair back on to the stem-thingy that attaches to the seat.  I removed those screws and the cover came off. It was pretty filthy, so I gave it a scrub. This step is optional of course, but what kind of a dirtbag are you if you don’t just clean it! I mean, come on.

Office Chair Seat Covers

Show All ItemsOffice chairs can get a lot of use and abuse, leading them to look pretty tired and drab after a short while.  Often, the boring upholstery fabrics they come with (navy, black, and more navy) do not mesh with your super-fun personality! There are any number of reasons to re-vamp your office chair. I’m here to tell you it’s dead simple and can be done in an hour or two.

Office Chair Seat Covers

I started with the seat. 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. Give yourself lots of fabric to work with, and don’t cut away your excess fabric just yet. You never know where you might need it, and you can’t put it back on once it’s cut off.

Step 2: Select Your FabricShow All Items I picked some lightweight upholstery fabric.  Choose something that isn’t too light in colour, or it will show dirt sooner. Also, be sure your fabric is durable enough to withstand the use your chair sees.  Decorator fabrics, twills, upholstery fabrics or even a high-quality quilting cotton would all make good choices.

I picked some lightweight upholstery fabric.  Choose something that isn’t too light in colour, or it will show dirt sooner. Also, be sure your fabric is durable enough to withstand the use your chair sees.  Decorator fabrics, twills, upholstery fabrics or even a high-quality quilting cotton would all make good choices.

Hey, I actually saw similar steps on this before. Just one suggestion : You can cover the cushion with some plastics before putting on the fabric. This will make the chair water proof! The next time you replace the fabric again, you will be glad the plastic protected the cushion material inside 😉

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