thinking of starting a DIY project to make new cushions to replace your old
sofa, couch, or chair cushions? You might already know that this process
involves measuring your old cushions, cutting foam into dimensions that fit
your furniture, and inserting it back into the old cushion cover. But what if
you’d rather give your cushions a completely fresh new look? Why not try making
a brand new cover for your new cushions?
you should decide which fabric you’d like to use for your cover. Different fabrics are best suited for different
purposes. For example, cotton and linen are gentle to touch and don’t heat up
easily, while canvas is strong and resistant to the elements. You’ll have to
take into account where the cushion will be placed and what furniture piece it
will be placed in.
you’re not adept at sewing, you might prefer using no-sew methods such as safety pins to close your cushion cover.
Diane Henkler of the blog In My Own Style
compares the process to wrapping Christmas presents, as it involves wrapping
the cushion cover fabric snugly around the cushion so that the ends meet, folding
the edges over, and then pinning the edges together every few inches. Of
course, you’ll want to flip the cushion over so you won’t be sitting on the
side of the cushion with pins in it.
want an easier, but slightly less secure way to close up a cushion cover
without sewing, you can also tie a knot out of the cushion cover’s ends
after folding the edges of the cushion fabric into a triangular shape. You will
still need to measure and cut the fabric to make it fit the cushion, and HGTV.com recommends cutting the fabric
three times as wide and two times as high as the cushion’s form.
you’re still in the starting stages of your DIY project and you haven’t even
bought your new cushion’s filling yet, The
provides foam cushions in many different shapes and sizes. Contact them today for more details about getting a custom shape
for your new cushion project.