If you’re looking for ways to revive your sofa cushions, consider re-covering your cushions. While it may seem like a complex process, recovering cushions is easy to do. You can also recover old cushions for your outdoor patio. This summer, try this DIY project and give your old sofa cushions a new life. Afterward, you’ll have cushions to enjoy for years to come. You’ll be glad you took the time to re-cover your cushions.
First, you’ll need to take your cushion cover and cut it to fit. Measure the width and circumference of your old cushion, and cut the fabric according to the measurements. Then, cut a long strip of fabric to fit, leaving an opening for inserting the cushion. Cut the fabric to fit the cushion’s size, leaving a few inches for seam allowances. If the fabric is already stretched, you’ll need to hem the edges to make the cover fit correctly.
Next, you can replace the cushion’s padding with a new one. This project is inexpensive and easy to complete in a short period of time. Use full-foam padding instead of other material for the best results. Look for pieces similar to the existing cushions to match the shape. Use sharp scissors to cut the pieces to the right size and contour. Make sure you measure the foam so you can buy inserts that will fit properly.
Reusing old cushions is a great way to add decorations without compromising the original look of the sofa. Reusing old cushions can give your sofa a fresh, updated look that’s both functional and eye-catching. This method also allows you to use different color combinations, and if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can add embroidery to your old cushions. You can also experiment with different designs, or use any fabric you like.
Once you have removed the cover, measure the cushion’s measurements. You’ll need foam equal to those measurements plus 1/2 inch. For example, a 26-inch wide cushion cover is 32-inches long, 5 inches deep. Therefore, you’ll need a foam replacement that measures 26-1/2 inches by 32-1/2 inches by 5 inches. Next, attach the batting to the foam. Then, spray adhesive on the underside and front of the cover, and press down to seal the foam. When you’re finished, trim the excess batting.
Once you’ve re-stuffed your sofa cushions with new stuffing, you can replace them with a new one. The new stuffing should take less than a minute per cushion. If your couch has a down pillow, put it in a plastic trash bag. It should be fluffy again in about half a minute. Then, cut a piece of fabric for each cushion, leaving an inch for seam allowance.