Overman chair gets a fresh start for spring
This chair made in Sweden by Overman has an appealing shape, but boy was that vinyl tired-looking!
Knoll’s Classic Boucle in Crimson suits the chair’s personality perfectly, in my opinion.
Originally the seams were machine stitched and then top stitched.
I hand stitch the entire perimeter instead, which gives it smoother, almost seamless look.
Hand stitching is done by inserting a curved needle into each side of the seam at opposite points. This is called a ladder stitch.
After you do 6-8 stitches, you pull the thread tight and the seam closes up and nearly disappears–like magic!
(Thanks to Home Anthology for providing the setting for my photos of the finished chair.)