A neighbour asked if I would have a go at renovating an old director’s chair, replacing the existing fabric with leather. On the face of it, it didn’t look too difficult a challenge. The slight concerns were i) getting a suitable weight of leather that would bear the weight of a person, without stretching too much over time and ii) getting the width dimensions right so there was sufficient give to make it comfortable. Not too tight so the mechanism couldn’t expand fully but without being saggy.

Leather: Metropolitan Lamport Shoulder in Dark Tan – seat back in 2.0-2.5mm and base in 3.0-3.2mm (after trying 2.0-2.5mm)
Thread: 0.8mm Tiger Polyester Braided thread in Colonial Tan (JK79) with 4mm stitch length