Layers of CumuPlush™ batting are added to the top and bottom our foam fill for added indoor elegance and comfort. 3 replies 10.7K views macman Forumite. This will permit easy removal of the filling. Getting into the attached cushions is the first step in rejuvenating the sofa. Check for a zipper or easy-open flap on your pillow. Step 2. Read full details on our Optimal Comfort fill. We are the replacement cushions specialists! Examine the contents of the pillow for condition. Spray foam chips with a static-removal spray to keep static at bay while the new covers are being filled. 3521 Wetumpka Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36110-2717. Stay connected by following us for the latest news and exclusive offers. Open just enough of the seam to reach into the cushion to determine the type of filler. If the filling is cotton, the condition should be uniform without wadding. For softer pillows, use less filling. Check for a zipper or easy-open flap on your pillow. Try to recognize the original filling seam, often indicated by a hand stitch. How to Replace a Separating Zipper in a Leather Purse, Copyright 2020 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Better, more consistent, results are achieved if you do not mix old and new filler. Before And After . Measure the side-to-side distance, or width, of each cushion. Sofa cushions for residential use are available in densities ranging from 1.5 to 2. As a University of Alabama graduate, she holds a Masters in rehabilitation counseling and a Bachelor in psychology with an emphasis in child development. With right sides together, sew all around the perimeter of the bag with a 1/2-inch seam, leaving a 6-inch opening for inserting the filler. financing available. Read full details on our Deluxe Foam fill.

If there is no zipper or flap, examine the pillow cover.

Record these measurements. Turn the bag right side out. Replacing the filler in the cushions is an effective way to rejuvenate the piece. Foam filler is best used indoors because it has a tendency to retain water. They are not suitable for upholstery. This will cause your pillow not to be uniform. Tie securely. Linda Erlam started writing educational manuals in 1979. Every cushion must have a way for the upholsterer to insert the filler, typically this is a zipper closure in the bottom seam of the cushion.

Gather one corner into your hand, the tip of the corner pointed up and wind a piece of cord around the gathered corner, down from the tip of the corner at a spot that is equal to half the depth of the cushion. If the filler is loose, as foam chips may be, place a wide-mouthed bag under the seam and continue opening it, catching the loose filler in the bag. By creating an account you agree to the Hunker. Get accurate measurements of your existing sofa cushion covers.

When pillows become uninviting and uncomfortable, revive them simply by adding more filling. This was an excellent sofa that was in our living room for 30 years--hence not sat upon very often. Measure your existing cushion and then choose your cushion type from the top of the page. If you can't find a seam that looks like a filling seam, simply choose any seam to unfasten. Take care not to clip any of the fabric. were all in great condition. Weigh each cushion to ensure equal fullness. Cushions that are attached to the frame, called semi-attached cushions by the upholstery industry, can present the DIY-er with a problem if she doesn't know an upholsterer's secret: unless the cushions are tufted, there is a simple way into these cushions. Try to recognize the original filling seam, often indicated by a hand stitch. The foam chips, filler and sheet foam available in craft stores are light-duty and are meant for decorative use only. Replacing the filler in the cushions is an effective way to rejuvenate the piece. Sagging cushions on a sofa will make it look old and tired, and it will become increasingly uncomfortable. Use only one type of filling in the pillow. Loose fabric will wear quicker than fabric on a firm pillow. The fabric, frame, etc. Sew a new bag for filler. Do not simply add filling by putting in on top of the existing filling. Pack with filling until the pillow feels tight. Erlam is a graduate of the Sheffield School of Interior Design and is a practicing interior decorator and drapery workroom operator. Clean the empty pillow cover by soaking it gently in a pan of cool water. Be sure to have a good mixture of filling. Begin filling the corners first. Run your hands along the bottom of the attached cushion to locate the zipper opening. Measure the depth, or thickness, of each cushion. It is firm and holds its shape. Spruce up your home economically when you put more filling the sofa and couch pillows. Read full details on our Deluxe Foam fill, Read full details on our Optimal Comfort fill. Replacement cushions and covers are a cost effective way to bring comfort, style and life back into an old sofa or armchair.

If the filling is foam, the condition should be spongy without dust breaking off. Turn the raw edges to the inside, and hand stitch the opening closed using a straight stitch. This breakdown and wadding is what causes the pillow fabric to become loose. She also earned an Associate in business management and second Associate in computer information systems from Bevill State Community College. Sagging and worn sofa pillows can make your home look uninviting. Insert the new fillers into the attached cushions and close the seam. If the filler is one piece, or enclosed in a fabric bag, continue opening the seam and remove it. Keep clipping the seam until one side of the pillow is opened. Tie cording around each corner to create the depth of the cushion.

Turn it inside out and press, then turn it right side out and press. Prepare the pillow. How To Measure. Lay it flat for drying. Measure the top-to-bottom distance, or length. Purchase filler from an upholsterer or drapery construction workroom.

Stitch the opening closed. She holds a grant writing certificate from North Georgia College and State University. Cut the fabric for this bag as wide as the cushion, plus the depth, plus 1 inch for seams. Cut the length as long as the cushion, plus the depth, plus 1 inch.

From this, the most common density is 1.8; these sofa cushions are moderately priced and can last anywhere from 3 … The advanced home-sewer can then approach this project with confidence that the end result will be as she envisions. Step 1. It may have a hook and loop tape closure, or the seam may be hand-stitched. Mix new cotton filling (or foam rubber filling) with the old filler by placing both in the pillow case.

Once you have chosen your cushion type input the overall measurements and choose a shape. Buy now, pay over time | Sofa and couch pillows are so versatile that we keep using them year after year, but the foam filling in some pillows can break down, and cotton filling can wad. Fill the cover with new filler to the desired fullness. 20 November 2010 at 4:20PM edited 20 November 2010 at 4:39PM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving. This will permit easy removal of the filling. Our top-of-the-line fill choice, Optimal Fill includes standard foam, Memory Foam gel, and batting, all enclosed in a water-resistant liner from Hanes®. Sagging cushions on a sofa will make it look old and tired, and it will become increasingly uncomfortable. If there is no zipper or flap, examine the pillow cover. Spruce up your home economically when you put more filling the sofa and couch pillows. Clip the seam thread of the pillow with your sharp-to-tip scissors. Replacement Cushions to bring your sofa back to life! Buy now, pay over time | financing available 800-510-8325 M-F 8:30am-7pm EST These two simple step can be completed in minutes and you’re on the way to breathe new life back into your sofa & chairs. So only the (100%) feather/down filling (which I kept) had deteriorated. Choose from high-quality indoor Foam or outdoor Optimal Comfort fill for all of your sofa fill needs. So the cushions did fit the sofa beautifully before the new foam was inserted. Top Tip for Sofa & Chair Cushion Cover Replacement. If the filling is in good condition empty, the pillow and save the filling for refilling. Obtain the length, width, and thickness of the cushions. Wadding or deterioration indicates a need to empty the contents of the pillow and discard. Sofa Cushions Need Refilling? Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. // Leaf Group Lifestyle. She also writes a biweekly newspaper column, "Design Dilemmas," in the "Lakeshore News" and has been published in "Design and Drapery Pro" magazine. You might prefer to use a seam ripper rather than scissors to open the seam on the pillow. Jennifer Terry is program director for TriCounty Agency for Intellectual Disabilities. Read full details on our foam fill.