So, years ago, I managed to liberate an office chair from Utrecht University (story is here) which has gone through two more moves and now lives happily in my sewing room. It had accumulated another patch but was again springing a leak. So I decided to take the plunge and figure out how to recover the seat. Adding another patch would not have made it any better I think.
So I got to work, taking out all the visible screws. I couldn’t get to a few so I googled my chair number and actually found a video that shows how to recover it. Thank you, Stof en Steen! So I mostly followed the instructions and managed to recover the seat of my chair in about 2 hours or so? The hardest part was getting the recovered seat back on the chair.
Now, the seat back is still perfectly fine, and I am lazy. It would also have more pattern pieces and harder patterns so I figured, I’ll take the multicolour chair. Red and blue go together, right? RIGHT?! I have found that it is more comfortable now since the hole is no longer there and my feet actually stay on the chair when I pull my legs up. I declare this a success (for now, at least).