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    chair for sewing room

    Hi all.....my husband has been hounding me about what I want for my birthday. Well, last night when I was sewing and trying to get my folding chair to move back I thought I would ask him for an office chair on wheels for my sewing room. My question is do I want one with arms, or without? Any other suggestions?

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    Finally - a question I feel qualified to answer. I think the arms just get in the way. You really don't use them anyway . Also, I would "bite the bullet" and go for a good one right off the bat - it'll be cheaper. Ask me how I know. Happy birthday!!

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    I would go without arms - sometimes the arms get in the way of being able to fully turn. Also when you are sewing, your arms aren't going to be on the arms - they are going to be out in front of you. I would suggest that you go with him to pick out a chair. My husband is 6 ft 3 inches and what feels good to him is too large for me. Get a good chair with good lumbar support, a back that can me moved to be more upright rather than reclining, a seat that fits your bottom, and the ability to adjust the seat height. Happy birthday!

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    no arms!!!!!!!!

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    Like mine without arms. Have a great birthday.

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    No arms, they get in the way and knock everything off the table. You should go with hubby so you can butt test the chairs for good fit and back support. Try to find one with a back that can be adjusted. Don't try to save money, get a good one, remember how much you will be sitting in it. It's kind of like buying a mattress, it has to fit your body shape. Happy Birthday!

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    No arms, I had one with arms, quilt always got tangled up with the arms, or I'd get the arms stuck under the edge of my table, with me in the chair. make sure it easily adjust up and down, and is comfortable. Try before you buy, set in it and roll around, if you have carpet in your room try to get it on carpet. Some of those wheels don't roll well on carpet. Good Luck!

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    Get an anti static mat for carpeted rooms, it makes your sewing chair function better

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    No arms i am for that.

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    Happy Birthday - I would go for one without arms. Also before you send him out take time to go try some of the chairs - it won't help if he gets you one that isn't comfortable to you. I use (ok everyone can laugh at me) the bunge chair from the container store and several of my friends have used it for a day and loved it. But make sure that whatever he is going to get you works for you. We wouldn't be happy if DH told us he wanted a wrench and we get to the store and find that there are a zillion choices.

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    If you have the budget go for it!

    I have what my daughter calls a mushroom chair. More offices are using them now. Mine was made by Swopper and I got it a a real office store - not Staples or Office whatever.
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    I would go without arms
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranchwife View Post
    I would go without arms - sometimes the arms get in the way of being able to fully turn. Also when you are sewing, your arms aren't going to be on the arms - they are going to be out in front of you. I would suggest that you go with him to pick out a chair. My husband is 6 ft 3 inches and what feels good to him is too large for me. Get a good chair with good lumbar support, a back that can me moved to be more upright rather than reclining, a seat that fits your bottom, and the ability to adjust the seat height. Happy birthday!

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    Without arms!!!
    But....if you try all the chairs and the one that fits you the best has arms....buy it...just don't install the arms (if it comes in pieces!) ..........or remove them....very easy and does not 'weaken' the chair!
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    My husband has a great office chair that has arms that flip up out of the way. I want one for myself since my sewing chair also doubles as my office chair, where I really do need arms. That's the best of both worlds!

    But if your chair is going to be sewing-only, I definitely am with the group - no arms! My chair is very comfy but the arms definitely get in the way. I've even managed to pinch a quilt between the arm and the table and have a seam go sideways because of the tug...more than once! Argh!

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    Mine also have arms that you can fip out of the way.

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    i like mine without arms as i'm constantly getting up and down... taking off running, so to speak... and the arms are just in my way.
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    No arms.

    I got a wonderful chair. Great lumbar support, comfortable... the arms don't adjust (my fault for not figuring this out while I sat and tested over a dozen chairs one day). I can't get my wonderful chair close enough to my table.

    Cheers, K

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    Go to a large office supply store and try out all the chairs. I prefer a simple one with no arms, but it has to fit - and be adjustable in height.

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    Be sure that it has 5 feet (rather than 4 feet). The 4 footed rolling chairs tend to tip over. I have one I'm about ready to give away because of that. I have a sewing bench ready to go into the sewing room.
    Sue

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    Mine has arms, wish I could remove them. Get one with no arms.
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    Only get one with arms if they are adjustable and you can lower them. I personally like arms for support since I had hand surgery many years ago. It helps with the position of my hands. I hope he will let you help pick out the one that works best for you.

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    Definitely go with him to try it out. Only you can determine if it fits you properly.

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    It depends on the height of your table. I have one with arms, but I don't really use them while sewing. Also, having arms on it means that you have to turn all the way out to get up (say, to press your seams). If I had a choice, I'd get one without arms. The wheels, though, and the cushi-ness of office chairs, makes sewing so much more comfortable. Make sure you get one where the seat rotates independently of the wheel base (I've only seen a couple of chairs that don't have that, but better to make sure!). Happy birthday!
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    if you have a chance, check out a bungee chair - made with bungee cords on seat and back - really comfortable - I have two and love them both....but to answer your question, no arms, as most others have said.
    Kate

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    without, I agree arms would get in the way
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