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    Arms or no arms on your sewing chair?

    DH recently brought home an office chair for my sewing, it has arms on both sides. I feel like I like the right arm for resting my elbow but the left is constantly in the way when I get up for my cutting/ pressing/chocolate ...

    Do you have arms on your chair? Why or why not?

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    No. I specifically requested no arms since I knew they would get in the way. Take a look and see if it can be removed. Depending on the type of chair, that is sometimes an option.
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      #3
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      I have arms on mine but I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other about the arms. I don't find them in the way but I can see that side of the argument. I can move them up and down (not sure if they come off) but not something that I have really paid attention too. Sorry no help.
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        #4
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        No arms for me as arms prevent me from getting into the opening of my sewing desk and I can't get as close to my sewing machine as I want to

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          #5
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          I also purposely chose a chair with no arms for my quilting room. I feel they get in my way and serve no purpose for my sewing needs. Now on my office chair at my desk, I love them!
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            #6
            Re: Arms or no arms on your sewing chair?

            Mine has no arms... But, I didn't choose it,... A neighbor was going to toss it, so I got it... I like it, though, as it gives me freedom of movement... If I were going to get a new office chair for my sewing room, I'd get one with no arms.


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              #7
              Re: Arms or no arms on your sewing chair?

              I purchased an office chair with lumbar support (important) and no arms. My husband made a sewing cabinet for me and while I was trying to decide what type of chair I wanted I was using his desk chair with arms - the arms seemed to get in the way.

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                #8
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                No arms. It's an old secretary's chair from the late 60s/70s. The leather hasn't even ripped. Weighs a ton as it has a huge aluminum base.
                I must have bought it over 20 years ago and it still looks the same today.

                I tend to sit on one foot at times and arms get in my way. Work offered me a fancy chair once until they saw me turn computer chair around and lean on the back.

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                  #9
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                  I am an armless quilter! *giggle*
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                  Donna

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                    #10
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                    The most comfortable chair I found also had arms, but we didn't attach them. It's sturdy even without the arms and I really like it.

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                      #11
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                      No arms. Can you take the annoying one off?
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                        #12
                        Re: Arms or no arms on your sewing chair?

                        My current chair has arms but it's one we had already and not very expensive. But..I've asked the hubs for a new chair for Christmas and it will probably be one without arms. They don't bother me too much but they do get in the way sometimes.
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                          #13
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                          No arms for me. But my chair came with arms I just never put them on when it was assembled. They get in the way and stop me from getting close enough to the desk or sewing table.
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                            #14
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                            You gave me a chuckle with "getting up for cutting/pressing/chocolate." Seems my brain took out the / / /'s. LOL

                            I have a chair with arms that I am debating having in my sewing room, but since I have been using an old wooden chair without them, I will probably have DH take them off if I use it for sewing. I'd get confused with the changeover. Hahaha.

                            Personal preference is what I'd suggest. Many chairs can be with or without arms.
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                              #15
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                              Without arms. I bought a used office chair ($20)from a place that sells all kinds of used office furniture (Karz Recycling in New Baden IL). It came with arms on it, but I took them off.

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