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    Junior Member conniemaried's Avatar
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    Do you have one of these?

    I have back problems and thus need a new sewing chair. Do any of you have one of these chairs http://www.heavenlyseating.com/sewing-chairs.html and if so, do you recommend them? They are quite pricey, but they promise to cure all that ails you seating-wise. I am intrigued by the fact that they make 3 models according to your height because I am tall and have long legs. I also like the fact that they have 150 upholstery fabrics to choose from. Please let me know if you like yours or not, and if so, why. Thanks, Conniemarie
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    Oops! that address doesn't seem to work. Lets try http://heavenlyseating.com
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    How much are they? I hate when they don't put prices on the website. 99.9% of the time I will not take the extra time and effort to ask for a price. I get that dealers set their own prices but they should have a retail at least.

    eta: seriously, you have to call or email to find a dealer? These must be the holy grail of chairs to warrant this level of mystery.
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    ​I bought a good office chair from Staples when they had clearance. It works well for me and is adjustable. The bonus was I could try all the chairs to see how I liked them before purchasing. I don't know how they compare on price I think mine was $75.

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    I have an office chair too... same reason... I could try it out before I brought it home.
    I got fabric.... Now I need time .
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    looks like an ordinary office chair. I lean forward when I sew, so the back doesn't matter a whole lot to me. It probably would at a desk.
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    When I called to inquire about the chairs last year I was told that they run in the $550-$650 range depending on what options you choose (eg.-arms, upholstery, etc.) Yeah, pretty pricy, but I've been watching them on the website for over three years, so somebody must be buying them. They claim one has never been sent back, and most customers wind up buying a second chair. So with my back problems that's why I'm checking them out. I was told that the closest dealer to me was 75 miles away at a custom sewing cabinet shop. That's all I know.
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    For that price, I would definitely want to go try one out and even sit in it for a little while. Sewing is a different position than anything else, it seems. I'm sorry you have trouble with your back-that's never fun.

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    I have 2 office chairs; one at the computer and one at the sewing room. Both are mesh which is cooler than fabric. Both were under $150. They both have height adjustments and angle seat, back adjustments and height back adjustments. Look for one that will hold your weight. While working full time, there were over 100 chairs in the office and the first thing to go, after upholstery was hydrolics for seat height.

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    I also bought one at staples...love it. I have a bad back and no issues using it and I sew for long periods of time.

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    i have inexpensive office chairs. it doesn't bother me because i get up to take frequent breaks, which is recommended by all the 'experts'. good luck in finding something that helps your situation.
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    Looks like a secretary chair to me. Office Depot has them around here. No way would I spend that kind of money without trying it out. I get up and down all the time. I do stretches and bends to loosen up after I sit on a stool. When I quilt at a short table I use a folding chair with a cushion. I have bought three office chairs and found none of them were comfortable.
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    Well, maybe it's worth taking a ride. Can your back handle it? I imagine if it is custom made to your specifications, it may be difficult to return if you don't like it.
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    I also like my office chair from Staples, which looks like the one pictured, for under $100.00.

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    That is outrageous for an office chair that you can sit in first. I found my chair at a used office furniture store. I was able to sit in at least 100 office chairs to try them out and was able to select the one I liked best for $35. Another one I liked was only $5, so I bought it too.

    Try to find some place that has a lot of chairs for you to try out. I don't think one should have to spend that much on a chair like that.
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    I really like my office chair I got at Office Depot. It has lumbar support.
    Like others have said, go to the store and try one. I would not recommend
    anything with armrest. Taking frequent breaks when sewing also help.

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    Holey moley is all I can say. That looks like every other secretary's chair I have every seen. I have back issues also and cannot see where that would give me the lumbar support and upper spine and neck support I need now. After you go try it, could you report back to us on how it is?

    Had to get a "special" chair at work which was $150.00. Love my work chair. It is a Staples standard office executive chair.

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    I purchased a Horn Sewing chair about 2years ago. I am plus sized and I could tell the cheaper office chairs would not last or give me the support I need over time. I spent about $300 and feel like it was money well spent. The chair is very comfortable.

    I took a class earlier this year at my LQS and she had several sizes of the heavenly chair. I really liked the one I used and wished I had known about them before I got my chair. Oh well......

    maybe you can find a dealer to go look at them. Good luck!
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    It doesn't look anything more than a glorified task chair you can pick up at Office Depot and just put cushions on it. Whatever they ask for it plus shipping and you can probably get what you need near a store near you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    looks like an ordinary office chair. I lean forward when I sew, so the back doesn't matter a whole lot to me.
    This is exactly what I was going to say. Have you considered a saddle chair? I have 2 sewing friends who own this style and they swear by it.


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    I bought a 'good' adjustable office chair from Staples and removed the arms so it is more usable. I really like the chair. It took my DMIL less than a week to burn the seat cover with an iron. There is a spot in the middle of the chair where an entire outline of her iron is melted right into the foam. This was about twelve yrs ago and I get to remember it every day when I sit at my machine. Sometimes I think she could break a bowling ball!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    It took my DMIL less than a week to burn the seat cover with an iron. There is a spot in the middle of the chair where an entire outline of her iron is melted right into the foam.
    What the....??? She actually thought setting a hot iron face down on a chair was a good idea? Would it be possible to recover the burned part?

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    I'd get a good office chair and go to a place like a Relax the Back store or somewhere similar and get a seat or back cushion. Cushion might be a Tad pricey, but far cheaper than your quote.

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    Bought mine at staples also, very comfortable chair.

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    One thing, if you have back issues, whatever chair you get, think about having armrests to help you get to a stance after you have been sitting awhile.

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