Sunday Stash #233 – Sit & Stand

So I bet you looked at this image, and you were like, “Um, that’s not fabric. I mean, it has fabric, but did Molli like recover that weird looking chair with ugly green stretch lycra? But why? And is there a game of horseshoes involved here? I’m so confused.” To which I would respond, “Yes, no, no and I know.” I’m still on my barely-holding-on fabric fast as I gear up for three-and-a-half weeks in the U.S. I’ve quietly been looking at a few of the new available ranges, and yearning for pretty much all of them. Dear God, It’s Me Molli, and I am gonna need some divine strength and a reinforced wallet in about a week! Mmmkay!

But for this week, I wanted to show you a new notion (we can call it that, right?) that I picked up a few months ago that has changed my sewing life. This is the Matrix Sit Stand Stool from Officeworks Australia. (BTW, this isn’t a sponsored post, and you can click as many things as you like, but I ain’t getting a pretty penny from it.) My sewing machine sits at 32.5″ / 82cms from the ground as it is not set into a drop down table. Even if it were, my desk is still only a few inches lower than that. This means that most normal office chairs are not tall enough to give me good ergonomic posture.

Now, when you’re a tall, radiant beauty like moi–hair flick!–you must have good posture. Previously, my back was hunched, and arms reaching and pulling in all sorts of ways. These types of sit and stand stools ensure you are sitting more upright as part of your body weight is distributed through your legs and feet to the floor. To achieve that, it can be adjusted to sit much higher than an office chair. This means you can create a clean ninety degree angle with your elbows as you chain piece all night long. This version also has a spring-loaded swivel seat, so you can twist to pick up something nearby and it will throw you back to the front each and every time. I’d suggest you not do this with martini in hand!

There are all sorts of these on the market so look locally to find out what’s available for a test drive. Your back and shoulders can send me a thank you card once they’ve un-scrunched themselves! Oh, and about that green lycra. Ugh. When I bought this one that was the only colour available. However, Officeworks now offers a more subdued black option if that’s more your style!

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8 Responses

  1. I love having a bar stool to sit on at my machine, it makes it all work so much better for my height and the ergonomics of my setup. A swivel, though, that sounds divine!

  2. Sandy kelly says:

    Hi i hope you will be in SF on your USA trip. I live just south of SF on coast and would love to host you for a dinner if you are open.

  3. Amoreena says:

    You crack me up! Love you! 😘

  4. I definitely need to assess my chair situation!

  5. Deb says:

    I need one of those!! Like you my machine sits on top of my table.

  6. Paula Denanett says:

    It doesn’t matter how long or short your legs are a stool works for the higher height tables for our machines. I am switching all of my machine tables to a higher height. The hunch is over. I enjoy sewing so much more. And as you get older getting up is so much easier from the higher stool since you are at least partially standing already. Love the color.

  7. suzanne says:

    So glad you weren’t praying for bigger boobs… not sure if that was the Dear God reference, but that’s what I thought of. I love the green and blue chair/stool thing, and can easily imagine you forgetting about that pesky swivel, martini or not :o)

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