To make a bench cushion, measure the seat, cut the foam and fabric, and sew the pieces together. Choose a foam thick enough to provide a comfortable, long-lasting seat.Continue Reading
Measure the bench's seating surface. Draw these dimensions onto a piece of thick foam, and cut along the lines with an electric knife.
To calculate the necessary fabric yardage, add 1 inch to the length and width of the foam. Use these dimensions to cut two pieces of fabric for the top and bottom of the cushion. Measure the depth and circumference of the foam, and add 1 inch to each of these numbers. Use these dimensions to cut a strip of fabric long enough to go around the sides of the cushion. Piece multiple strips together if necessary.
With right sides facing, pin the side strip to the top piece, and sew a 1/2-inch seam all the way around. Pin the side strip to the bottom piece, right sides facing, and sew around both long sides and one end. Leave one end open to insert the foam.
Insert the foam through the opening. Close the opening with hand-stitching.
To replace sagging couch cushions, re-stuff the original fabric with fresh foam batting or sew a new set of covers based on the dimensions of the original cushions. In some cases, it is the couch itself rather than the cushions that cause the sofa to sag. Slipping a sheet of plywood underneath the cushions might solve the problem without having to replace the cushions.Full Answer >
As of 2015, The Gripper's Non-Slip Rocking Chair Cushion Set, Klear Vu's Gripper Twinlakes Rocker Set and Greendale Home Fashions' Standard Rocking Chair Cushion Set are well-rated two-piece rocking chair cushion sets, according to Amazon.com. Both cushions in each of these sets have ties to secure them to chairs.Full Answer >
A papasan chair, also known as a bowl chair, is a large rounded chair of Asian origin often comprised of a removable seat cushion and a frame made of rattan or wicker. It is a chair known for being extremely comfortable and for its unique, appealing appearance.Full Answer >
A rocking chair cushion set should fit the style and size of the chair comfortably, be constructed of multi-layered durable filler or stuffing, match or complement the materials and decor in the room, and include arm pads for chairs that are used for reading or rocking babies. Indoor and outdoor use is another important consideration. Treated canvas and synthetic fabrics are fade- and weather-resistant for rockers on decks or unprotected porches.Full Answer >